Environ Presentation 021809

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  • Environ Presentation 021809

    1. 1. Mixed Signals Environment Mini-Project Conway Liao Spring 2009 - Major Studio 2 MFA Design + Technology Parsons School of Design 18 February 2009
    2. 2. Concept • To develop an installation that interprets data from ordinary senses (sight and sound) and presents them by unordinary means. • Allow users to simultaneously “experience” dierent locations without having to actually be there.
    3. 3. Synesthesia • A condition in which normally separate senses are not separate. Sight may mingle with sound, taste with touch, etc. • The words synesthesia is a hybrid of Latin and Greek -- the Latin “syn” (together) + “esthesia”, from the Greek aisthesis (sensation or perception) • All babies are synesthetes • Can be induced by certain hallucinogenic
    4. 4. What Does Sound Look
    5. 5. Louis Bertrand Castel • Ocular Harpsichord (1725) • 60 small coloured glass panels • a curtain opened when a key was struck • His instrument “painted sound” so even a deaf listener could enjoy music
    6. 6. Robert Hodgin • Flight 404 • Algorithmically generates animation with sound input using Processing • Click Here
    7. 7. What Does an Image Sound Like?
    8. 8. Venetian Snares
    9. 9. Venetian Snares • Canadian Electronic Musician • Spectrograph (ImageSynth) Program • Analyzes and outputs sound waves (representation of sound spectrum) • Hidden images in sound • Click Here
    10. 10. Aphex Twin
    11. 11. Daito Manabe
    12. 12. Daito Manabe • Uses sound to control visuals • Uses sound to control various body parts • Uses body to manipulate sound • Click Here
    13. 13. IsoPhone Click Here
    14. 14. The Prototype + Experience
    15. 15. LONDON SAN FRANCISCO NEW YORK TOKYO Placement: Golden Gate Bridge Placement: Times Square Placement: Picadilly Circus Placement: Shibuya Pedestrian Crossing Sound: Repeative waves Sound: Pedestrian + automobile traffic Sound: Light pedestrian + automobile traffic Sound: Heavy pedestrian traffic + automobile traffic Visual: Trees swaying gently back and forth from the light wind Visual: Pedestrian + automobile traffic Visual: Bright neon lights Visual: Bright neon lights + rain reflection Colour Temp: 8000 Kelvin Colour Temp: 2500 Kelvin Colour Temp: N/A Colour Temp: N/A
    16. 16. LONDON SAN FRANCISCO NEW YORK TOKYO 192 BPM 228 BPM 288 BPM 96 BPM

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