Patricia Adler | ITP Blog
The Borealis went through several weeks of development and it was quite a journey. Mike and I incorporated various technologies and methodologies,which were in the main new to both of us. Ultimately, we created a 3×3 grid of wood framed acrylic panels that respond to touch through light and sound. With a central unit that controls [...]
The original concept for this piece was to enable dancers to trigger music that corresponds and fits to their moves. Meaning that one does not need to rely on a DJ to play the type of music (s)he is currently in the mood for.
I quickly realised that this would entail quite complex computational behavioural recognition, [...]
The assignment for our final project was to revisit one of our earlier CommLab projects and take onboard any feedback we received at our earlier presentation.
Katherine and I decided to re-work our ‘Not Free Food’ rap. The main comments we wanted to incorporate were; to add reverb to our voices, and play with the various [...]
Alex and I created an animation using After Effects. Our starting point was a night shot of Brooklyn Bridge, which we wanted to have succumb to evil attack and general despair. This is expressed with a ‘Monopoly banker’ jumping off the bridge, a synchronise swimmer being attacked by a white shark, a missile being launched [...]
A proper write-up and video will follow for the last week of the Borealis development.
In the meantime, please have a look at some short (uncut) video footage of the assembled piece, on the night before our final presentation:
Borealis – part3b from Patricia Adler on Vimeo.
This week has all been about making wooden frames (18 of them!), sourcing and cutting to length three acrylic rods (for our centre section), experimenting with frosting our outer panels, and introducing sound as a response to touch – triggered by the piezo sensors.
To be honest, so far our biggest challenge has been to get [...]
For now, I have parked my interactive chandelier – to embark on a project with Mike Cohen. We are looking to create a midi controller, specifically with performance artists in mind.
The main material for this piece will be clear acrylic so as to allow the audience to fully see the performer whilst on stage. Below [...]
We (Poram, Katherine, Michael, and myself) shot our video a week ago, in a great venue on the upper east side (Michael works in the building). The shoot took over 5 hours including setup. Pretty much everything went smoothly, apart from some elaborate giggle fits and some difficulties with the sound. The expansiveness of the [...]
This week I have been thinking about how my chandelier would look as well as interact. One aesthetic that I came across and liked was the i-lustre by David Emery of EXUL VR75.
What appeals to be is the “ordered chaos” feeling it conveys.
I knew that I wanted to explore various types of switches as well [...]
For my final project I am looking to expand on the Human Wind Chime I co-created for the midterm, and combining it with the type of work I have previously done on making chandeliers.
Here are some examples of what I have made to date:
Instead of attempting to use the multiplexers, I am looking to use [...]