Life Orange LLC | Ryan McGee, PhD
agile software development for new media, plug-ins, dsp, vr, spatial audio, sonification, sound design, interactive installations
ryan [at] lifeorange [dot] com | CV
lifeorange.com | imagesonification.com | spatialmodulation.com
Los Angeles | Berlin | Austin

Commercial / Contract Software
Intel Studios - undisclosed VR music video project to be shown at Sundance New Frontier 2019
With.in - VR audio consulting and software development (custom Unity and Wwise plug-ins)
Walt Disney Imagineering - consulting and software development for various R&D projects involving custom lighting control
TONSTURM - custom DSP and AAX/VST/AU cross-platform plug-in development for post production granular Doppler effect, TRAVELER
Unfiltered Audio - audio plug-in company, co-founder and developer (2012-2017)
Fina Mix Inc - custom DSP and plug-in development for pro-audio mastering
Dolby Concourse - commission for generative, spatial music installation at Dolby HQ utilizing custom rendering and synthesis software (C++ and Max/MSP)
TABULA - custom LED control software (Cinder/C++) for a permanent lighting installation at 385 Sherman, Palo Alto, CA
Metaspace V2 by Johannes Girardoni - custom interactive light sequencing and sonification software @ TED 2014
Mezmo - mesh-based technology connecting artists to fans using offline BTLE P2P communication with indoor/micro location aware light, sound, and haptics
Raven Multi-Touch Production System - original and lead software developer for Raven MTX and MTi multi-touch mixing consoles (2012-2015)
Rejamm Social Music App - coding for backend audio mixing, recording, midi, and sampling engine
Penteo Surround Plug-in - AAX/VST/AU implementation of professional stereo to 5.1/7.1 upmixing algorithm
VOSIS - image and live video audification / sonification iPad app now available for free on the App Store
Chromasonic for iPhone/iPad - custom color sonification app for iOS

Installations | Performances | Exhibits
IEEE 2017 VIS Arts - live video sonification performance with VOSIS Pro beta, October 3rd, 2017, Phoenix, AZ
Currents New Media - live video sonification performances at Currents New Media Festival, June 9th, 2017, Santa Fe, NM
MAGNITUDE - live seismic sounds performance, custom sonification and algorithmic music software @ Nitro, Syndney NSW, with LED Chandelier
Terramomentum - subsonic haptic seismic installation at ICAD 2016 , Australian National University, Canberra, NSW
SV+VS (Sonifying Visuals + Visualizing Sound) - live image/video sonification performance and exhibition at FOCA, Los Angeles, Jan-March 2016
Pangea - seismic sound performance at FUTRA (as Life Orange)
Creating the Sensorial Space - panel discussion about spatial sound design and composition at Dolby HQ
Kinetic V2 and Kinetic V3 - live 3D performances of real-time, high-speed spatial sound orbit graphics (2014-2016)
DOMUS - seismic sonification collaboration with D.V. Rogers @ Materials and Applications LA
Skate 1.0 - collaboration with Electroland to synchronously spatialize sounds with moving lights. Exhibited at the Los Angeles Architecture and Design Museum
Concrete - music concrète video for composer Marcel Fremiot | One Arts Plaza in Dallas, TX | Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseilles, France (2007)



Teaching
Introduction to Computer Programming for the Arts - introduction to programming with Processing and JavaScript for dept of art at UCSB
Advanced Digital Media: Sound Synthesis and Computer Music - sound synthesis, sequencing, and web audio for dept of art at UCSB
Arduino and Processing Universe: a Primer - intro to programming and electronics course for dept of art at UCSB

Research
Musification of Seismic Data (ICAD 2016)
Spatial Modulation Synthesis (ICMC 2015)
VOSIS: a Multi-touch Image Sonification Interface (NIME 2013)
Voice of Sisyphus: an Image Sonifcation Multimedia Installation (ICAD 2012)
SenSynth: a Mobile Application for Dynamic Sensor to Sound Mapping (NIME 2012)
Sound Element Spatializer (ICMC 2011 Paper), MS Thesis
Sonifying the Cosmic Microwave Background (ICAD 2011), sound examples, download for OSX
BioRhythm: a Biologically-inspired Audio-Visual Installation (NIME 2011)
John Chowning: Overview, Techniques, and Compositions (includes interview)
Auditory Displays and Sonification
Representing Music with Visual Space and Color

Music
Life Orange on SoundCloud
Samsung and Drawnetic ad spot music, featuring my friend Reza Ali.
Seismic Sounds: compositions based on the audification of historic earthquakes



© 2003-2018 Ryan Michael McGee