Create sophisticated visualizations while working with audio-visual systems using SuperCollider, with Packt’s new book and eBook

February 2014 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider. This book deals with advanced concepts of this particular technology in a practical and concise way. Packed with numerous code examples of practical applications, the book is available for $39.99 and is also available in all the popular eBook formats at $20.39.

About the Author:

Marinos Koutsomichalis is an artist and scholar working with sound and a wide range of other media. His artistic work interrogates the specifics of site, perception, technology, and material. His academic interests include computer programming, generative art, new aesthetics, and environmental sound and noise. Marinos has widely performed, exhibited, and lectured internationally, and has held residencies in miscellaneous research centers and institutions. He has an MA in composition with digital media from the University of York, and he is also a candidate PhD in Music, Sound, and Media Art at De Montfort University.

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally released in 1996 by James McCartney for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. Since then it has been evolving into a system used and further developed by both scientists and artists working with sound.

Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider closely explores SuperCollider features such as plotting and metering functionality, to dispel the mysterious aura surrounding the more advanced mappings and animation strategies. Users will be able to prototype and implement sophisticated visualizers, sonifiers, and complex mappings of his or her data. Readers will learn how to synthesize and optimize waveforms and spectra for scoping, as well as extract information from an audio signal. This book is ideal for digital artists and sound artists who are familiar with SuperCollider, and who wish to expand their technical and practical knowledge of mapping and visualization.

Packt Publishing has also released the following titles on a similar topic:

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook (published – December 2013)

Learning Bing Maps API (published – November 2013)

Instant Heat Maps in R How-to [Instant] (published – June 2013)

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focus on practicality. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows publishing up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider
This book is ideal for digital artists and sound artists who are familiar with SuperCollider and who wish to expand their technical and practical knowledge of mapping and visualization.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/mapping-and-visualization-with-supercollider/book

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