Collaboration, the Color Organ, and Gridjam

Part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing book series (SSCC)


Gridjam, a performance instrument, visualized real-time in the Virtual Color Organ, was developed and transformed through collaboration and new technology during a fifteen year process. The artist’s collaboration with scientists demonstrated that this project can show the potential of packet-less, global, direct connections. This article describes the origins of the Gridjam in the Virtual Color Organ and envisages its performance in a future environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Ox
    • 1
  1. 1.SydneyAustralia

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