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Projection

Projection

My partner for this was Matt Tuckerman. The point of this projection was to get the circles to bounce off of the edges of a boundary, but to also get them to change colors when bouncing off of the edges. we drew the boundary in chalk on the board and projected it there.

Interactive project

Sabrina_Interactive project

Matt Tuckerman and Matt Harris were both in my group. the point of this project was to get a tree to grow apples during the daytime, and make them fall in the nighttime. Day and night was changed by covering the light sensor. We dimmed the lights and added a moon to signify nighttime and a brightened screen with the sun for day time. The moon and sun moved to signify the passing of time.

Two Interactive Pieces

Silk is interactive art that was created by Yuri Vishnevsky. It doesn’t take place in a gallery space, but it can be experienced by people at home, on their computers or ipads. It is an app that generates colorful drawings when the viewer clicks or touches somewhere on the screen. They can click and drag to extend the designs, and they can change the designs by turning off and on certain settings, such as the option to mirror across the center, or to spiral towards the center. You can also choose different colors from the palette, or drag them into each other to blend them. Like Rokeby said, this piece a computer program was written to make the piece functional, and each reading of the program depends on the actions of the spectator. Without the spectator, there would only be a black backdrop, with nothing on it but the instruction to draw something. It’s totally dependent on the spectator to make it work.
The next piece I’m going to discuss is one that some people may be familiar with. In Montreal, during the spring of 2012, a few swings were set up on the busy sidewalks. What made them special was that when you used them, they would make music. This piece, made by Daily Tous Les Jours was called 21 Swings. The more people, the more interesting the music became. The swings were made to play various notes from different instruments, like the xylophone or a piano. When everyone would swing in unison, the music would become more complex. There was even a surprise setting that was only active if all 21 swings were in use. If a spectator were to just look at this piece without interacting with it, they would not know that these swings are something more—that they’re actually unique musical instruments that are only played when you decide to use them. This piece is totally dependent on the spectator to reach its full functionality, just like the above piece, only in a different setting.

My Code

void setup() {
  size (500,500);
  background(9,110,44);
 //hair
 stroke(59,30,2);
 strokeWeight(5);
 fill(59,30,2);
 ellipse(244,200,230,250);
 ellipse(244,300,230,250);
 ellipse(194,166,50,50);
 stroke(9,219,191);
 strokeWeight(15);
 line(180,200,180,400);
 stroke(0);
 strokeWeight(2);
 //neck
  fill(237,208,171);
  stroke(237,208,171);
  rect(220,340,50,60);
 //face
  fill(240,211,182);
  stroke(240,211,182);
  ellipse(250,250,200,200);
  stroke(59,30,2);
  fill(59,30,2);
   ellipse(244,160,200,100);
   ellipse(170,180,78,78);
   stroke(9,219,191);
   strokeWeight(8);
   //line(180,95,210,160);
   //line(210,159,232,208);
   stroke(0);
   strokeWeight(2);
 //whites of eyes
    fill(255);
  ellipse(200,228,30,30);
  ellipse(290,228,30,30);
 //irises
  fill(102,52,2);
  ellipse(200,228,20,20);
  ellipse(290,228,20,20);
 //eyebrows
  strokeWeight(2);
  //line(188,204,209,204);
  //cant figure out curves for eyebrows right now. will try again after i finish everything else. (2-4-15)
  line(280,204,303,204);
 //lips
  fill(242,168,143);
  stroke(222,156,133);
  ellipse(242,300,25,25);
  stroke(222,156,133);
  strokeWeight(2);
  line(230,300,250,300); 
 //nose
  stroke(227,187,148);
  fill(227,187,148);
  point(230,280);
  point(240,260);
  point(250,280);
  triangle(230,280,240,260,250,280);
 //shadow
  //point(250,280);
  //point(255,280);
  //point(240,260);
  stroke(219,170,121);
  fill(219,170,121);
  triangle(250,280,255,280,240,260);
  stroke(110,1,1);
  fill(110,1,1);
  rect(203,380,80,50,7);
  rect(161,400,170,200,10);
  stroke(0);
  line(242,380,242,390);
  line(222,380,222,390);
  line(261,380,261,390);
  line(273,380,273,390);
  line(211,380,211,390);
  line(232,380,232,390);
  line(253,380,253,390);

  
 

}
void draw() {
  println(mouseX);
  //println(mouseY);

Big Screens 2

For the second year, Dan Shiffman’s NYU students write software for a 120 by 12 foot video wall at IAC’s world headquarters in NYC.

Like Lewitt’s art, this project exceeds the boundaries of a frame. it is projected directly onto a giant wall. What I find most interesting though, is how each program interacts with the audience. some listen to the sounds the audience makes, and some use a camera to look at the audience, and create something from the images of them. this project exceeds more than just the border of a frame, it exceeds the border of common expectations.