Two Cycles is a system for performances in the urban environment composed in principle by two bicycles in motion. Every bicycle has a small laptop computer; the laptops are interconnected via a mobile ad-hoc wireless network. Thanks to the network the laptops can share data. The data shared by the computers is translated in real time into sound. Two Cycles has been performed three times: in Santa Barbara California in 2008, in Geneva Switzerland in 2008 and in Madrid Spain in 2010.
Two Cycles is a project by Andres Burbano aburbano at umail.ucsb.edu. Today the project runs almost 100% in free and open source software -linux, ubuntu, pude data, processing, etc-.
Map of Santa Barbara, California, 2008. In the background Map of Geneva Switzerland 2008.
Video 1 [quick time]
General Presentation of Two Cycles project and trajectory
Video 2 [quick time]
Two Cycles latest performance at Madrid 2010