Hello!

My name is Nathan Selikoff, and I'm a freelance graphics programmer and technical director.

I collaborate with artists and organizations to make interactive tools, installations and performances. If you have a great idea but lack the technical expertise to create it, or you just need to bring on additional help, I would love to hear from you.

Processing, Cinder, openFrameworks and Quartz Composer are among my favorite tools, but ultimately I choose the software and hardware most appropriate for the job.

Projects

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Four Dimensions

Audiovisual Performance for Keith Lay and the Orlando Philharmonic

In a delightful collaboration with composer Keith Lay, I helped conceptualize this single movement work for orchestra, surround sound electronics, and EWI. My main role was to create and perform the realtime visuals displayed on a 48' LED billboard. Photos courtesy Jim Shelton. More info »

  • Processing
  • Quartz Composer
  • TouchOSC
  • VDMX
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AS Kaleida

Visual Effects Plugin for Anne Spalter

Accomplished video artist Anne Spalter hit upon constraints in the off-the-shelf After Effects plugin she was using for her work, so I created a custom plugin for her that expanded her creative possibilities. Photos courtesy Anne Spalter. More info »

  • FxFactory Pro
  • Quartz Composer
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
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Planetarium

Generative Visuals for CandyStations

I created a set of tweakable Quartz Composer compositions to add to the arsenal of effects Deborah Johnson had at her fingertips to create the unique spherical projections for Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, and Nico Muhly's collaborative song cycle project. More info »

  • Quartz Composer

Interstitials

Generative Visuals for Wil Smith

To accompany an evening length performance of new classical music for organ, Wil Smith composed a series of electronic works—interstitials—and asked me to craft some visuals for them. Using Processing and a minimal aesthetic, I created imagery that was projected onto the organ pipes at two concerts, in Miami and Brooklyn. More info »

  • Processing
  • VDMX

Untiled Faces

Interactive Sculpture for my fine art practice

I created this hand-crafted black box that allows the viewer to explore a chaotic dynamical system (strange attractor) in realtime with audiovisual feedback. Previsualized in SketchUp, prototyped in Processing, and deployed in openFrameworks on an embedded fanless computer running Ubuntu. More info »

  • SketchUp
  • openFrameworks
  • Processing
  • Arduino
  • C++
  • OpenGL
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Good Friday Experience

Audiovisual Installation for Grace

I worked with Chad Wyatt, Director of Worship at Grace Church Orlando, to create a unique art experience for Grace's multisensory Good Friday service. My role included previsualization and setup of the installation of doors and projected imagery, and creation of the War and Slavery doors (with Amy Selikoff).

  • SketchUp
  • Mixed Media
  • VDMX
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Beautiful Chaos

Experimental Art App for my fine art practice

Using advanced GPU processing techniques with the Cinder framework, I created this experimental art app that allows the user to interact with a million shifting and swirling colored points by waving their hands in the air. More info »

  • Cinder
  • Leap Motion Controller
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Spooky Organ Music

Realtime Audiovisual Performance for Wil Smith

In a collaboration with composer and performer Wil Smith, I created interpretive visuals for a spooky organ concert at First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, with a selection of classical and contemporary works. The realtime video was projected right onto the organ pipes and wall of the church. More info »

  • Processing
  • Quartz Composer
  • VDMX
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Society of Stickpeople

Realtime Video Installation for my fine art practice

Every 5 minutes, a fledgling virtual world awakens with stickpeople in this continuously running installation. The stickpeople go through a lifecycle from birth to death, following my simple rules of interaction that produce surprisingly complex behaviors. More info »

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  • OpenGL
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Wisdom Series Intro

Motion Graphics for Grace

In a collaboration with Amy Selikoff, we wrote, recorded and edited a collage style stop motion intro video for Grace Church Orlando's "Wisdom" sermon series.

  • Mixed Media
  • After Effects
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Process & Influence

Previsualization for my fine art practice

I often use SketchUp to previsualize installations, and this was especially important for an exhibition on the scale of my solo show. Given the gallery dimensions and available movable walls and pedestals, I laid out the entire show before arriving. More info »

Contact Me

I would love to hear about your project—send me an email at nathan@awakeningstudios.com, call me at 407-319-5198, or Skype me at nselikoff. You can also find me on Twitter @nselikoff.