Posts Tagged ‘Processing’
Interactive Installation @ MAT End of the Year Show 2011. (June 9, 2011)
Animus is an interactive multimedia installation inspired by Quorum Sensing in bacteria. It stands as a metaphor for the governing spirit of the system, a collective brain if you will, for cell to cell communication in microbes which in turn defines its gene expression and the collective behaviors that emerge from it. Micro organisms use this kind of communication constantly to check for their population density and crossing a certain threshold display behaviors that vary from bioluminescence and toxic secretion to sporulation and conjugation.
Animus places the user as a controller for this system, where how they choose to interact with it defines its outcomes. The user gets a continuous feedback of the threshold required to display a certain behavior (bioluminescence in this case), affecting how they interact with it, making them more a part of the system then its controller eventually.
The installation uses a Kinect to create a sensing field in front of the projection, making direct manipulation of the system possible unaffected by any background noise. The user needs to perform a certain gesture to identify them as the controller and start affecting the system’s behavior reflected by the audio interface and the display projection.
Interactive Multimedia Project for MAT 200C : Multimedia Systems (Spring 2010)
Virtual Synth is an application of OpenCV for Processing. It creates a virtual frame on top of the camera stream that contains interactive objects. The square objects are updated on every frame of the stream to detect motion in that region, and as a result update the frequency of a Synth in supercollider to play different tones. Communication between Processing and Supercollider is done via oscP5 which uses Open Sound Control. GUI objects include sliders for changing contrast, brightness and threshold values for motion detection.
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Interactive Multimedia Project (MAT 594O : Sensors)
This project was an exploration to link ideas in Human Computer Interaction and Computational Geometry to create an engaging audio-visual environment. The concept of the project was to trigger a series of 3D forms (based on the SuperFormula proposed by Johan Gielis) transformations & Sound (Vibrato) transformations in Virtual (3d) Space. All action is triggered through a series of hand gestures (Arduino w/ Accelerometer), motion of the hand rotation measured (X,Y,Z) axis and the up/down quick movements to change the SuperShape. Further adjustments to signal received in the system can be used to create more expressive transformations of the SuperShapes.
The user/viewer will be presented an interface (Arduino attached to either right/left hand) that will engage the system, stimuli of site, sound and motion. The areas of HCI, Computer Graphics and Electronic Music were concurrent areas for research.
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… with Processing. Yes, yes, more doodles.
3D doodles in Processing when I first started using OpenGL for 3D designs in the software. Somehow everything I do ends up in a doodle.
I need to explore this deep relation of doodles with my destiny further.