The idea is to give up some control to the gravity in the music performance and let it play a role in the making of the sound. This is not seen very often in most of the traditional instruments we play today, but I found it interesting to experiment with the “controlled randomness”.
NIME Week1 Demo 2
NIME Week1 Demo
Stretching Strings is an interactive instrument that is made using stretch sensors as the strings themselves, which allows people to play with the rubber strings and to compose their own sound. As the performer stretch each of the strings to various extent, the sound is generated from the computer, including both synthesized sound and human sound samplers.
Canon Player is a media player box made with Arduino Tone library. While the two speakers play a repeated melody in a set time interval, they compose a music piece in harmony, which, in music theory, is referred to as Canon.
A Cricket House Design With Human Space Design Approach
Collaboration With Amy Youngs, Who Is An Associate Professor At OSU In The Art & Technology Area
An Artistic Landscape Model Inspired By Artist Mark Brandford's Painting
A Transformation From 2D Art To 3D Art
Collaboration with Barak Chamo, Ivy Danxiaomeng Huang and Yang Yang
This is a project that plays with optical illusion. We created a 2D image which is rendered in a 3D environment and put it on the wall in a stairway so it looks like a series of holes on the wall. The cut out of a 20-dollar paper bill is positioned in the corner intentionally. When walking up the stairway, people will approach the illusion from a certain perspective and likely to be deceived.
THE DYNAMIC SITUATION
"At first the Papa Gino’s bag was stiff, but very soon my walking softened the paper a little, although I never got it to the state of utter silence and flannel softness that a bag will attain when you carry it around all day, it’s hand-held curl so finely wrinkled and formed to your fingers by the time you get home that you hesitate to unroll it."
- Inspired By The Excerpt From 'The Mezzanine'
- Inspired By The Excerpt From 'Invisible Cities' by Italo Calvino
"In Esmeralda, city of water, a network of canals and a network of streets span and intersect each other. To go from one place to another you have always the choice between land and boat: and since the shortest distance between two points in Esmeralda is not a straight line but a zigzag that ramifies in tortuous optional routes, the ways that open to each passerby are never two, but many, and they increase further for those who alternate a stretch by boat with one on dry land. And so Esmeralda’s inhabitants are spared the boredom of following the same streets every day. And that is not all: the network of routes is not arranged on one level, but follows instead an up-and-down course of steps, landings, cambered bridges, hanging streets. Combining segments of the various routes, elevated or on ground level, each inhabitant can enjoy every day the pleasure of a new itinerary to reach the same places. The most fixed and calm lives in Esmeralda are spent without any repetition. Secret and adventurous lives, here as elsewhere, are subject to greater restrictions. Esmeralda’s cats, thieves, illicit lovers move along higher, discontinuous ways, dropping from a rooftop to a balcony, following gutterings with acrobats’ steps. Below, the rats run in the darkness of the sewers, one behind the other’s tail, along with conspirators and smugglers: they peep out of manholes and drainpipes, they slip through double bottoms and ditches, from one hiding place to another they drag crusts of cheese, contraband goods, kegs of gunpowder, crossing the city’s compactness pierced by the spokes of underground passages. A map of Esmeralda should include, marked in different coloured inks, all these routes, solid and liquid, evident and hidden. It is more difficult to fix on the map the routes of the swallows, who cut the air over the roofs, dropping long invisible parabolas with their still wings, darting to gulp a mosquito, spiralling upwards, grazing a pinnacle, dominating from every point of their airy paths all the points of the city."