One idea is to visualize biometric data, remotely in real time, as a series of portraits that are generated by fabricating a frame that releases small amounts of paint based on data gathered. This could use various sensors and take a few different forms, but I’m especially interested in learning how Eularian magnification works and how that might inform some possibilities.
Musician Analysis + Haptic Feedback for Distance Learning
Another idea that I’ve been thinking about for a while is analyzing the dexterity and coordination of musicians. Specifically jazz guitarists and drummers. This would also entail visualizing the movements and data captured. Taking this another step further, I’ve thought about what it would be like to take this kind of analysis and map it to create a haptic feed back for people learning an instrument. I imagine a pair of drum sticks that could be held by a student, that would vibrate, or kick back based on preprogramed compositions, or the beat of a song fed through a program.
3D Printed Jewelry Embedded with Biological Data
Finally, I’ve wanted to use biological data to create a series of 3d printed molds for jewelry. I have a lot of ideas about how to do this, and I’m not sure that it’s the right project for this class, but I’d love to think about how this class could influence that project and take it into a direction that I hadn’t considered before.