SandBand is a musical sandbox that allows the user to create music while moving the sand around. Processing is used along with the Kinect 2 to separate the sandbox into an invisible grid that then uses the average depth of each section to control the volume of sounds. SandBand is meant to encourage users to play with nature as well as create something together.
The number of walls between nations has increased dramatically over the past decades, specially after 9/11. Fear, insecurity, migration and recent events like the refugee crisis or the deplorable terrorist attacks, are some of the reasons that have deeply influenced the decisions made by governments to build physical walls to protect their borders from their country neighbors. Even though we may be aware of this information, looking at the “big picture”, as this project intends to show, allows the user to look at how the number of boundaries has changed our contemporary political world map.
As a result, we have created The Wall Map, an installation where users will be able to travel through time and explore how new borders and fences have been established since 1960 up to now, including those who have been already announced that will be build in the future.
Intro to Fabrication, Introduction to Physical Computing
A tapestry loom that weaves and unweave according to sunrise and sunset, referring to an excerpt of The Odyssey's female character Penelope that postpone an unwished fate by choosing to decide which of her suitors she would marry to once she finishes a burial shroud.
A tapestry loom that weaves when the sun rises and unweaves the same piece when the sun sets. The white thread on the loom refers to ancient greek burial rituals in which the deceased would be dressed in a full length white shroud – as if the closer the loom gets to have the piece done, the more Penelope is confined to her own imprisionement.
There's a p5 sketch running on a browser that gets the geolocation of the piece and from this gets the time the sunrises and the sunsets, controlling the weave/unweave according to that.
Intro to Fabrication, Introduction to Computational Media, Introduction to Physical Computing
A reflective, internal experience through light and sound.
This project will consist of a body sized mirror that will react to the users hand. It will greet the user, and begin to pulse, creating a meditative light and soundscape. and reflect their pulse through light and sound. The lights will pulse softly with the user's heartbeat, accompanied by a drum beat. It's meant to be a personal meditative experience.