We're both interested in curating immersive interactive environments. Celine explores what it means to be human within a technological environment through video editing/compositing and creative programming. Bevin is a sound designer, composer, and electronic music/multimedia performer. Our forces combine to bring into being a compelling and unique responsive participant-driven experience!
The space is made up of:
- 1 Active wall made from a configuration of Octolively modules,
- 3 Passive walls made from an undetermined mirror-like reflective material.
* The space is meant to welcome one person at a time. Size not yet determined (it depends on the final number of Octolively modules we have).
* All the hardware for audio and power supply will be concealed behind the active wall.
While waiting for our parts to arrive in the mail, we cut out between 5 and 12 cardboard Octolively modules and experimented with different configurations.
Each cardboard rectangle is a 1:1 replica of an Octolively module (4x8 inches).
Due to the fact that our Octolively modules still haven't come in, we put together a visual prototype with the help of Adobe After Effects. The video, played on loop, is meant to simulate the effects of the LEDs on the octolively modules: its purpose it to give us an idea of how our light sensor respond to such light variation (see other video).
The following video shows the light sensor (attached on an arm bracer) responding to the stimulus provided by light variations.
Although the sound is still a bit rough at this point, the video does show you a nice range of tonalities. The data received from the light sensor is translated in MaxMSP (see screenshots).
Prototyping the space with cardboard and aluminum (for the reflective materials). The space is made up in an octagonal fashion with 6 reflective surfaces, 1 active wall (where the octolively modules go) and 1 entrance for people to access the space. Each panel measures 12 inches x 48 inches.
We found some mirrored Plexiglas which will work great (the aluminum is only used here for prototyping). But we are stuck on something technical..
What is the best way to elevate the whole octagonal structure about 1-2 feet from the ground uniformly? The mirrored Plexiglas is not very heavy at all. Also, we were thinking of hanging the pieces, but we have no way of knowing if that is realistic or not given that we don't have access to the expose space this week. Any thoughts anyone??