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Month: November, 2014

PComp » Final – Circuit development

Lot of stuff going on. First of all, the project has a title: “and the wind was like the regret for what is no more.” I got all the wires from the motors soldered. After I did it, I started putting together all the components for the circuit test. Oh, I decided to hook up […]

ICM – Final Project

The outcome of the ICM final project is a kinect-sound-based sketch. I’ve always been curious about the intersection between sound and images and what their combination could generate. Processing definitely allows these kind of interactions to happen and it creates room for experimentation as it offers an almost instantaneous response. This sketch is an attempt […]

o paradoxo de sísifo

* O mito a ser tratado narra a história de Sísifo, que foi condenado a carregar uma grande pedra até o topo de uma montanha. Ao se aproximar do cimo da mesma, a pedra sempre rolaria de volta para o ponto inicial. E assim, Sísifo não teria escolha senão recomeçar sua tarefa, que nunca se […]

PComp Final » Motor Stand & First Circuit

After trying a couple ways of attaching the motor directly to the bottle, I realized that making a stand for the motor separate from it would be a better solution. Even further, the answer I came to is more elegant than the previous one. The picture above shows one of my attempts to place the motor in […]

PComp Final » Wind Vane + Motor Test

Motor working via wind vane data.  

PComp Final » Wind Vane Test

This is the result of the very first sketch I tried on my new wind vane. The reading is quite complicated. The wind vane, instead of similar to a potentiometer, is a group of 8 switches that turn on an off, depending on the wind direction, varying the voltage. I used a pull-up resistor of […]

thoughts and notes on pcomp final

» The wind howls before the animal. The thunder growls before the bear.*   » ‘And the wind was like the regret for what is no more, like the anxiety of creatures not yet formed, laden with memories, swollen with forebodings, made up of wounded souls and useless wings.” – Gabriele d’Annunzio   » Shapeless […]

Untitled

One sentence, what is it? A sketch to record a dance performance, that reacts to sound and image. How did you become interested in it? I feel it is important to add sound to an image as it brings in a factor that can’t be directly controlled and adds a lot to the outcome. The […]

ICM » Final » Studies

For ICM’s final project, I plan on working with Kinect + Minim. This will combine two of the tools I have been using the most. I feel it is important to add sound to an image as it brings in a factor that can’t be directly controlled and adds a lot to the outcome. The sketch […]