I know that top image looks really boring, and it is, but it wouldn’t be so bad if you were running this week’s app on your machine. Lighting was the topic this week, so I made a candle simulator. I have been a little obsessed with modeling candle flames since last semester and FireLight, so I figured I would give it a try in openGL. Read more »
Archive for September, 2008
You know if movies when the CIA guys always ‘enhance’ images… that is soo fake and it always drives me crazy. I had that in head during this assignment… even though I didn’t really do anything that related to it, just thought you’d like to know.
What I did do is make an app that gives you the scale of images in the ‘Celestron Hand Held Digital Microscope’ at various magnifications in the unit of hairs. Read more »
For some reason plate spinning got into my head as my method of performance. There is something really physical and chaotic with plate spinning that is like a magic show. Never do I get nervous when watching a guitar player on stage… mistakes do not seem as eminent or catastrophic—and that is an interesting aspect to bring to the stage, catastrophe. Read more »
When confronted by the challenge to create a visualization about images from a cheap microscope I was a little at a loss. I mean, the mircoscope creates an image… the most visual thing ever… how are you supposed to ‘visualize’ that? At first I was thinking of analyzing the pixel data and whatnot, but all that did was abstract the visual data, probably for the worse.
After considering what zoomed-in images are actually used for Read more »
This week’s GLART topic was space, perspective, ortho, and moving around; so obiviously I thought wormhole. Well actually, I was at first thinking dense fire spout thing, but then I got distracted by flying. Yes, you can fly in opengl. It took some time to atleast give the illusion of flying, but I eventally got there. Once I had the videogame style flying working the only thing I could think of was back in the day when I used to play StarFox for the Nintendo 64. ‘What the hell are you talking about’ you say? You know, StarFox64… Read more »
What kind of music do I want to make for NIME?
Well I thought about it and came up with a hybrid answer: blues and The Books mixed together… see the two links below for examples.
I know… maybe a little hard to imagine, but I think there is something about the off-beats and human-ness of the two. I really like when, in blues for example, the beat strays and comes right back on, esp. when coupled with build up from the rest of the band. Also, with The Books’ music, I seem to really enjoy the samples they use that involve folk music and speech that is just slightly off kilter with the beat.
To translate that to my NIME project, I think that means sample that may stray and reconnect, possibly controlled by my human hand? We will see.
My favorite thing about this app is that it has a function called ‘theBigBang()’… how cute is THAT?
I needed a big bang function because I had to create a random number of planets and moons, each with random colors and orbits around the huge sun… so what else would I have called it?
Sorry about the lack of images, but you can grab the code and run it if you feel so inclined.
yes, yes, yes its true… we have 3D.
I expanded on ‘SoundFingerprint’ from last week to create the new and improved ‘SoundFingerprint3D’ (a whole new dimension of fun)(sorry).
This time I moved everything out of Processing and into full blown Java with openGL. (BUT, I still needed the functionality of Minim for Processing, so I had to be tricky with a 1×1 pixel Processing window to datamine) I also changed the styling of the visualization to be a little more discreet and readable in 3D. The same process occurs from the first SoundFingerprint, (aggregated data from a real-time FFT on a .mp3), Read more »
Well lemme tell ya:
I wake up to the sound of music; I used to have one of those alarm clocks that starts with a loud blaring beep and continues until you slam/snooze it off… but then I wised up. Now I wake up to a track from my iTunes Library that gradually gets louder; and I have to tell you, much much better. The only down side is some songs I like have been subconsciously tainted with the feeling of waking up (which for me is not a good one), I can’t really listen to Anthony and the Johnsons (for instance) without thinking about 8am.
After the morning, almost every non-thinking moment of my life is taken up by a song rolling through my head; its always been that way, I remember in art class when I was little I got in trouble for ‘humming too loud’ when the class was drawing. I walk around with a song/lyrics in my head and often let it come out. Those of you who encounter me on a daily basis have I’m sure been victim to a random song lyric directed to you, for instance “sense you been goooooooooone.”
well hello 3D, nice to meet you,
—actually, I’ve known 3D for awhile now, I was doing 3D modeling in highschool, but that was only in a modeler (3DStudio Max) and THIS is code; so I was very surprised how enamored I was with this first foray in to the 3D coding world, I figured it would seem old hat.
So, what I did was make a crazy random line strip. When the program runs it plots 1000 random 3D points and connects them with a line which is changing from purple to white.
simple, but really fun.