For my final, I wanted to discuss race, racism, and especially the idea of “Whiteness.” I did so by creating an Interactive Audio Visual Mixtape. I created sight distortion tools that manipulate colors in a way that reveals my hidden messages. I then placed those hidden messages within highly stimulating graphics. The graphics' meanings and information changes with the use of the different ocular devices. Sounds accompany these visuals to create a more immersive and interactive experience.
The Periodical is a period subscription service that aims to change the way we experience our period holistically, making it celebratory, inclusive of all bodies who menstruate, while promoting safer products for our bodies and the planet. <br />
Menstruation is happening all around us. Yet society treats menstrual periods as a burden, something to feel ashamed of, and something we must pay for. It has been calculated that people can spend upwards of $40 per month on their periods alone, which includes tampons/pads, new underwear, chocolate, tea, heating pads, and a variety of other products we use during that time of the month. But what if people could get everything they needed, including treats and self care products, delivered to their door every month for an affordable price? The Periodical aims to do just that. It is a customizable period subscription service that delivers the products you use, as well as samples of safer alternatives to cater to your individual period needs.
Light was used in the past to bridge over long distance communications, through chains of bonfires that were lit on top of mountains. A light house signals a safe shoreline to passing ships. Now, we use optical fibers to carry light and illuminate our cities. A glowing screen is last thing that we see as we drift to sleep, and the first thing we wake up to in the morning. Our light is our communicator; turned on means awake, alive, turned off is asleep, closed, out of power.
In Light Scapes, I used volumetric photography to create a series of three 3D sculptures that explore the relationship we have with light. A neon sign that washes the street in pink light, a television that unites people around its glow, a man opening a fridge in the middle of the night.
Over the past semester our class has produced a ton of work through skill builders and larger projects exploring the capabilities of ITPs coolest subtraction tools. We'll show our work alongside the tools used to make them (within size constraints of course).
A collection of final projects from this semester's Piecing It Together class, made with the laser cutter, cnc, 3d printer and other digital fabrication tools. Final projects include an instrument, a game, a book cover, a lamp, laser cut art, a printing press, and more.
Drawing Feelings is a personal journey of finding my inside and outside worlds. Objects that influenced my day are drawn on paper every night for 30 days, then traced in Illustrator, and animated on the web in a way that conveys a story. The story I’m telling dates from Feb 19th to March 20th 2017.
It takes the form of a geodesic sphere, seven feet in diameter, mounted on a short wooden platform, with a small door near the bottom. The viewer enters through the door, and sits down on a cushion on the floor, and the door shuts. And everything is completely dark.
After a short time, there is a flash of light, and all surfaces inside are revealed as mirrors – there is no fixed point, except for one’s own body, and in that moment, the viewer becomes the only real and defined thing he or she can visually perceive.
And then it’s dark again, and the lighting begins to respond to the viewer’s body, dimming and brightening with movement and stillness to transform space, hide and reveal the body, and encourage both exploration and contemplation.
Museum of Mistrust is an interactive museum about the history and effects of con artists. It allows users to experience confidence tricks first hand to allow the user to understand how it could happen to them in the real world.
The Museum of Mistrust is an interactive museum that teaches visitors about con artists. The visitors will learn about the history of cons, what is considered a con compared to other crimes and the professional con artists that made them happen. The museum is also a place where people can experience different confidence tricks first hand. Some will be direct cons where the visitor is aware that there are a part of while others will be cons that are less apparent and the users will just have to see if they have the skills to figure it out. How they are affected by each con will be tracked using RFID cards that are given to them at the beginning. This museum is meant to give a full experience of con artists to give the visitor more awareness of what can happen and know that everyone can be a mark.
This project would show the concepts using video and physical items.
The Radius Project is a first step toward documenting and visualizing population density as expressed through digital communications devices. The Radius device listens for WiFi signals that are broadcasted by smartphones and laptop computers to create an estimate of its surrounding population density. When these data are recorded the result is a new type of population metric called “experienced density”. This experienced density metric can be used to quantify otherwise vague constructs like “crowded” or “busy” in a systematic way. While radius is active, it records experienced density along with current GPS location and time. These density data are then exported in a standard CSV format readable by most mapping, data visualization, and statistics platforms. With Radius, individual users can generate unique census-style datasets, revealing patterns within places, populations, and even their own social life.
Inspired by Alice Through the Looking Glass, this project provides an experience for viewer to be a walking mirror. There will be a couple of existing furnitures lined up to start with. Virtual objects will appear when user trigger the event along with sound effects.
The Video is a demo of a working case in Unity. I have yet to find the right equipment to properly record through Hololens.
Avant-Garde Procedural Art, Nature of Code (Animation and Physics)