Programmable Text Rendering is a web based font rendering system that is programmable and enables interactive temporal typography. This is made in order to have text on a web browser that respond to music, audio signal and user interaction. With the programmable temporal typography, we turn plain text into a highly audiovisual medium and a musical interface which is visually expressive.
Web-Based Temporal Typography for Musical Expression and Performance .
Sang Won Lee, Georg Essl.
In Proceedings of the New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME) 2015, Baton Rouge, United States
Gloomy Streets utilizes an audiovisual performance system developed on a web browser. Here, every keystroke made on a laptop to write a poem is captured and processed to establish natural links among the typing gestures, the text written, and audiovisual responses. The piece is built upon a poem written by Pain about feelings of being isolated from the general public and living in solitude, his comfort zone. The performance capitalizes on temporal typography built on a web browser using Web Audio API and Web Graphics Library, offering unique text animation sculpted with live audio to audience.