An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available at: aaron-sherwood.com/works/firewall Will be used in the performance piece Mizaru created with Kiori Kawai: purringt.com/mizaru
Luminch One is an interactive lamp controlled by the movements of your hand. Wave your hand over it to turn it on or off, or move your hand up or down above it to change its brightness. Inside the lamp, an Arduino hooked to an infrared distance sensor tracks your hand and sets the state and the brightness of the LED lamp.
To get the source code, circuit schematic and folding pattern go to http://fran.cc/post/15139791161/luminch-one
Note : This project is a fully working prototype made with Arduino and Max/Msp, there are absolut no sound editing in the video...
More picture at this flickr set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/raphaelplu/sets/72157629621382055/)
And download the Project pdf here (http://pluvinage.eu/NOISYJELLY_presskit.pdf)
Noisy jelly is a game where the player has to cook and shape his own musical material, based on coloured jelly.
With this noisy chemistry lab, the gamer will create his own jelly with water and a few grams of agar agar powder. After added different color, the mix is then pour in the molds. 10 min later, the jelly shape can then be placed on the game board,and by touching the shape, the gamer will activate different sounds.
Technically, the game board is a capacitive sensor, and the variations of the shape and their salt concentration, the distance and the strength of the finger contact are detected and transform into an audio signal.
This object aims to demonstrate that electronic can have a new aesthetic, and be envisaged as a malleable material, which has to be manipulated and experimented.
Author: Raphaël pluvinage (http://pluvinage.eu and twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/rpluvina)
& Marianne Cauvard (http://mariannecauvard.fr)
at L'Ensci Les ateliers (http://ensci.com)
Project done in the semester course of François Azambourg and Clémentine Chambon
Thanks to Roland Cahen for his help (especially sorting out with Max/Msp)
Photo credit: Véronique HUYGHE
Music credit : "Whip it" of Devo