Rogue Two: Reflections on the Creative and Technological Development of the Audiovisual Duo—The Rebel Scum

Ryan Ross Smith, Shawn Lawson


This article examines the development of the audiovisual duo Obi-Wan Codenobi and The Wookie (authors Shawn Lawson and Ryan Ross Smith respectively). The authors trace a now four-year trajectory of technological and artistic development, while highlighting the impact that a more recent physical displacement has had on the creative and collaborative aspects of the project. We seek to reflect upon the creative and technological journey through our collaboration, including Lawson’s development of The Force, an OpenGL shader-based live-coding environment for generative visuals, while illuminating our experiences with, and takeaways from, live coding in practice and performance, EDM in general and algorave culture specifically.


Live Coding; Collaboration; EDM; Audiovisual; Star Wars

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