Max/MSP/Jitter is an interactive graphical programming environment for music, audio, and media that allows computers to do things that reflect human ideas and dreams. Compatible with Mac and Windows, the software provides true cross-platform authoring and a free runtime version. The new Max 5 bundle (with all the Max, MSP, and Jitter objects) provides an updated user interface, timing, communications, and MIDI support; MSP for realtime audio synthesis; and DSP Jitter for video and matrix data processing. “Jitter provides the designer with a complete toolkit to bring interactivity into any show involving multimedia,” says one of the judges. “It’s flexible and open-source, with a vast community of artists and designers making it more creatively delightful.”