NGC_Ael-172 [Lycan Variant] ('17/'21) - Reliqs

The visuals for this track are generated on the fly and rendered real-time based on bounced tracks input I produced in 2017-2018 and updated for 2021. The evolution of this variant you see is a result of the growth over time of the length of the snippet from this song (NGC_Ael-172), and each captured high frequency drum strike triggers several variables at random to introduce a new growth pattern - it continues to spread until the track finishes and restarts.

"You Shouldn't Let Poets Lie to You"

As I'm sitting here waiting for one of my various projects to render in the background - on another screen - I found this video of Bjork talking about her experiences with screens when she was younger.

There is profundity in her words. Perhaps a bit of poetry.

An Old House

An old house is a picture
Between two pages of history.

Its lines are etched by the slanting
Long fingers of rain and sun.

Its walls are stained and yellow
As the margin of an old book.

Down to the windows dark branches
Droop with the heaviness of leaves.

the wind among them is like
The turning of many pages.



Florida Watts Smyth

RELIQS - LKNE 3908C

RELIQS - LKNE 3908C [FULL] from Reese on Vimeo.

New music from me, Reliqs, for 2021.

Headphones may be necessary for maximum enjoyment.

Immersive Technology, Gaming Culture, and Theater

Here's a recording from a speaking panel I was a part of on June 24, 2021.

Compliments of Portland Center Stage:

Inspired by the immersive experience in the upcoming production of Summerfield Estates, we're taking a deep dive into the wild and wonderful world of interactive design, with a special panel discussion featuring some of Portland's most exciting vanguard artists.

Featured panelists will include Nisha Burton from Reflective Brands, who designs cutting-edge, immersive virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) experiences, branding, and marketing campaigns; game-maker Will Lewis, the founder and president of PIGSquad; and multimedia artist Reese Bowes, who designs site-specific projections and reactive art. The conversation will be moderated by videographer/actor Ashley Song Mellinger, the lead artist of Summerfield Estates, who is using gamification to inform the use of interactive media in theater and performing arts.