Monday, October 22, 2018

Mask and Headpiece

  • Microphone Sensor sets of LEDs, possible LED strip
  • Electronic parts, such as arduino, battery, are incorporated into design.
  • Arduino, wires, sensor are exposed for decorative purposes.
  • Craft feathers and other elements using soldering

  • Possible LED Dress
  • LillyPad Aurduino
  • Conductive thread

LED/Utility Belt

Battery Power for LED Strip Lights

DIY Voice Reacting LEDs

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Day 8 19Sep18 Advanced Students Presentations

Advanced Student Presentation Advanced Students

  • Concepts and themes explored
  • Table with room for 6
  • Materials- be clear on what the project will be made of.  Experiment with materials first to know what reactions and results may be.
  • Budget
  • Goals
  • Light reflection - color reflection from the light
  • Wolfgang Laib - Bee Pollen MoMA
  • Magnet Wire
  • Conductive epoxy $$
  • Ensure scale is correct to keep presentation clear
  • Aesthetic choices
  • Sound- consider placement and effect on audience/participants
  • Found materials
  • Launchpad 
  • Present to the audience as if they know nothing about the subject be presented even if they do
  • Link explanation videos if necessary 
  • Ensure continuity of materials, if it's a costume, consider cosplay flow.
  • Get as much raw material, arduino, wires for weekly studies.  Solve technical problems before final assembly.  
  • Small achievable goals every week, proceed to succeed 
  • Movie: Frank
  • History behind the project, connect the pieces for the presentation
  • Wearable or not?
  • Decide on aesthetic
  • electric marionette 
  • martial arts
  • music box

Reading response for Dunn, connecting to project
Plan or disagree with own design
Where does it live?
What is it made of?
Don't just copy it, go further
Sketch for interface connecting to the project
Material culture, why certain materials

Monday, September 17, 2018

P1 Breadboarding

Day 7 17Sep18

  • Connect with project through body for project
  • resistance in body alters reaction of circuit
  • body is variable resister
  • How do I in my instrument/device use my body? 
  • Sketches of project
  • How does project display interaction of body vs electricity?
  • Lots of homework, finish and review Dunne and Raby Herzian Tales
  • Advanced students presenting on Wed.  Take notes and learn for own presentation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Project 1: Noise of Art

Project #1 Noise Art
!!Critque October 1!!

Project 1: Noise Art 10points

build an electronic device from a plan by a internationally known sound artist, modify (circuit bend) the device, and design/build/integrate these parts into a final interface.
  • Concepts and Skills:
  • -intermediate experience with electronics theory(conduction, continuity, resistance, etc.)
  • -intermediate experience with prototyping on the breadborad, soldering
  • -intermediate experience with electronic components, printed circuit boards, diagramming
  • -intro to critical interface design, modification (modding), adaptation of existing tech, reductionist interface vs. poetic interface
  • -fun

  •  Build a kit device: Castro's Tactile Noise Machine. Students will breadboard their designs in order to discover a set of unique sounds and practice protyping and PCB construction techniques. Integrate the soldered version of the project into User Interface. Exploration of the User Interface as a critical, creative and/or artistic medium. Public Critique Evaluation.
Tactical Noise Circuit #1
  • Don't get annoyed
  • You're supposed to sound crazy and outlandish 
  • Electricity works when run through our body, conductive path from body attachment
  • Body becomes part of the project
  • Will learn how to read digrams
  • Soldering
  • oshpark order parts
  • Structure
    1. Get stuff
    2. Build on breadboard
    3. Alter the plan to see what happens (change conductor, add a wire, ect)
    4. Document alterations! Take pictures
    5. Bend the board
    6. Build base model, can solder right on top of other wire
    7. Burn up the products, experiment without fear
    8. Next, build base board with modifications

    Day 6 12Sep18

    • Advanced students presenting project next week
    • Be here!  Will be doing the same project later on, about week 7
    • Continue to work on new project

    Lecture: The Art of Noise

    • Read Dunne and Raby
    • The_Art_of_Noises
    • Luigi_Russolo
    • Know the environment of the author, research.  
    • Futurist: Around Dada movement.  Opposed to organization, authority. 
    • Russolo: preached against tradition, conformity. 
    • Music: has been narrowly defined, harmonies, rhythms, lyricism
    • Pythagorus: scientist, cleric- could calculate distances, do measurements
    • Musica Universalis: music of the Spheres 
    • Greeks philosophers obsessed with the why in noise
    • Golden Ration
    • Aesthetic: visual pleasing.  Why?  Harmonies, The Golden Ratio
    • Rules, boundaries, hierarchies 
    • Argument: There is more out there!  The hierarchies in the world are only one way to look at it.   Where is the dragging, screeching, the noise in art?
    • Spectrum of aesthetics
    • End of modern era
    • Intonarumoris 1913 Luigi Russolo : Based on mechanic sirens
    • Hannah Hoch collages, cut ups, abandons traditional techniques

    noun: aesthetics; noun: esthetics
    1. a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.
      • the branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of beauty and artistic taste.
    plural noun: aesthetics
    1. a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
      "the Cubist aesthetic"

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    Lab Hours

    Sunday 1200-1600 
    Mon & Wed 1400-2100
    Tue & Thu 1800-2100
    Fri 1230-1630