The software used in Microasterismos was made using Openframeworks for the visual part and Supercollider for the audio one. It uses OSC protocol in order to communicate them.
In order to make Microasterismos work it is necessary to have installed Openframeworks version 8.3 and the foloowing addons:
ofxLibdc (used by the camera)
We use the Point Grey Firefly MV camera
for Computer vision and it does a great job. If you are looking for how to manually change the camera settings, such as exposure, white balance, etc…, take a look at this handful openframeworks forum post
We also use a IR lamp, which is not actually very good, but it does the job.