Mrmr Legacy arrives

I can remember when the original came out, so it’s very interesting to see them issue a version for older devices! I don’t think I’ve seen that done before.

Mrmr Legacy is a version of the popular Open Sound Control client, Mrmr, that is built to be compatible with devices that are unable to upgrade to the latest versions of iOS. This includes the iPod second generation and the iPhone 3G.

Mrmr is an ongoing research project to develop a standardized set of protocols and syntax conventions to control live installations and multimedia performances via mobile devices. The project was begun by Eric Redlinger, then researcher-in-residence at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU’s experimental media center.

Simply put, Mrmr is a technology that enables you to use ordinary cell phones and PDAs as controllers in audio-visual performances, or to participate in interactive museum exhibits, or to use your mobile device in the place of the mouse or trackpad from your full-size computer. It also makes a great, free OSC controller for Max/MSP, VDMX and other VJ/DJ software.

Key elements of the Mrmr project are:

  • create your own interfaces using only a text editor
  • multiuser by design / client peer-to-peer or client-server models supported
  • open standards (zeroconfig/bonjour/mdns, OSC)
  • dynamic interfaces: widgets can be reconfigured ‘on the fly’

Mrmr Legacy is free

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