Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wind Sensor

A few people have been talking about wind / breath pressure sensors recently. I've seen this one used effectively before:

Modern Device seems to have a good collection of interesting sensor boards.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Singing Ringing Tree

I know I talked about this sound sculpture a million times, but I wanted to post a video link of it for people to watch it without me stopping it after 15 seconds.

One of the compelling aspects of this sculpture is that wind is unpredictable.  Also, having lots of different pipes made this art so intriguing visually and sonically.  If the artist only used few pipes, it wouldn't have been as dramatic.  So, I would like to use multiple pipes (rather than just one as I initially thought).    

Since this sparked my idea for the instrument, I have to become interesting and as unpredictable as the wind.  I will start thinking more about how I can perform in a more interesting way with spinning/rotating pipes.  



Monday, January 26, 2015

few things for the blog!

found this, thought it was interesting since we were talking about there not being a commercial interactive system - seemed like you could purchase these

also in my search for ideas and brainstorming i came across an artist who is amazing. he is a fashion designer named Nick Cave and he makes "sound suits" (they do make sound when you move in them, originally designed to be used with dance) that look incredible, this might not be directly related to our class because there aren't electronics used, but just the visual design i found very inspiring…so yeah google him if you get a chance!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Instrument Competition Semi-Finalists

Found this list from the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (Georgia Tech). I thought some of the instruments here were pretty cool (and some that could use some work), but maybe some of them will spark your imagination.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Craaaazy Drone Orchestra

I happened upon this today. So cool- seemed very appropriate for PAT 452 :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Year, New You

To the Winter 2015 PAT 452/552 –– Interactive Media Design II class: Welcome. This is where we're going to post sketches, photos, videos, inspirations, ideas, and miscellany as we develop interactive performance systems and art installations. I've left last year's posts up for your reference and for inspiration, so feel free to browse through to see a snapshot of the class's journey.