About

Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of digital media and real-time interactivity with Isadora.

Easy

After an Isadora demonstration, the comment we most often hear is: “I could do that.” Designed by an artist for artists, Isadora’s welcoming environment invites even those new to the world of digital media to learn by playing and experimenting. Programming Isadora is easy. After watching our online video tutorials, you’ll quickly be linking together Isadora’s simple building blocks to create impressive media presentations. The user interface is carefully crafted to make both creative improvisation and fine-tuning a breeze.

Flexible


Isadora is as limitless as your imagination. Over 250 basic building blocks can be linked in a nearly infinite number of ways, allowing you to create and manipulate stunning visuals, sonic environments, and media-intensive theatrical experiences. Whether you need to simply sequence and present video clips for your next play, or you want to create a rich, textured interactive performance that respond in real-time to a performer’s action, Isadora has you covered.

Reliable


Stability is essential when working before a live audience. Created by an artist for his own live performances, Isadora was designed to meet an uncompromising standard of stability, consistency, and technical efficiency. Users have come to rely on Isadora’s unwavering performance on stage and its stability in long-term installations.

Powerful


A robust set of tools inspire the advanced designer to realize cutting-edge ideas. Notable features include the ability to composite numerous layers of video, a host of video effects possibilities, the ability to output to as many as six separate video projectors, and a powerful offering of input and output protocols. The latter (which includes OSC, MIDI, Serial, TCP/IP, and HID/game controller devices) are essential for works that require real-time sensory input or when you need to control an external device.

Origins


Created by composer and media-artist, Mark Coniglio, Isadora was initially developed to realize the performances of Troika Ranch, the pioneering media intensive dance company he co-founded. Isadora reflects over 20 years of practical experience with real-time live performance and media interactivity.

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