Our #WebsiteWednesday series is full of multi-talented creative members of the .xyz community showcasing their varied skills and projects on .xyz websites. Developer, artist, music blogger, and yogi, Karen Wang, shares her work, passion for music, and healthy living on her site KarenJWang.xyz. Photographer, actor, filmmaker, and sociology student, Zachary Kemper, displays his impressive photography skills on ZBKPhotos.xyz. Painter and healthcare professional Tara L. Chen showcases her artistic talent and her creative outlet on TheLudicCreative.xyz. They all prove that a personal website has possibilities that are as varied as their talents. This week we’re featuring another multi-talented creative who has turned his portfolio website into an all-in-one hub for his professional and passion projects: VisualBoy.xyz.
VisualBoy.xyz is the central online hub for visual artist, web designer, programmer, VJ, and all-around creative, Massimiliano Glitch. Massimiliano describes his work as a mix of passion, technology, and creativity. These words appear on his website homepage as an accurate introduction to his creative output. On his website, he features his full portfolio of projects broken down by categories. This includes everything from his VJ sets, visual mapping projects and 3D landscapes, to livestream performances of visual art.
Besides taking advantage of his different skills, Massimiliano’s projects also serve varying audiences. One of Massimiliano’s larger visual art projects involved creating massive video displays, or video mapping, on the facade of the “Museo della fiducia e del dialogo per il Mediterraneo” for museum goers in Lampedusa, Sicily. The same year, Massimiliano built an interactive aquarium application that teaches children to draw marine animals on paper and then recreate them in the virtual aquarium software. Massimiliano is a VJ, so many of his visual art projects incorporate music in the form of vibrant visual displays. He created the live visuals for DJ Van at the Casa festival in Casablanca in 2017, resulting in an exhilarating visual experience to pair with DJ Van’s EDM-heavy set.
Many of Massimiliano’s projects blend his creative abilities together. One example is his music and graphics hybrid software called Spectrum Space Jam. Here, he shows his developer skills in building a software programmed to bounce 3D planets around a flat surface via bars which represent sounds created by the program user. It also shows his ability to create otherworldly visuals, and his knack for making creative musical tools. By blending the visual, musical, and developer areas of his creative ability, Massimiliano produced a unique platform that other musicians and artists can enjoy using as they develop their own sounds.
Massimiliano has put his impressive abilities to use in his own career, as he has created products for fellow music innovators like himself. He sells these products through the virtual shop right on his portfolio website. The products he’s developed are made to help others create visual art and music together. For example, Massimiliano’s website visitors can purchase his spectrum grid software that produces visuals to pair with their songs, like the Space Jam project. He has also created a touch-based audio workstation built for use on tablets, which aims to make it easier to create songs from anywhere. Selling these products is a unique feature that Massimiliano has added to his portfolio website. It shows he understands the full potential his website has to both showcase his work and act as a marketplace to conduct transactions for his business.
Massimiliano is a great example of just one of the many .xyz adopters who think outside the box and find ways to get the most out of their websites. Follow Massimiliano on his expertly branded Twitter @VisualBoyxyz, or on Facebook and Instagram @visualboy.