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project_03b proposals

interactive projects

  Sine Cosine - Processing.org example

Sine Cosine - Processing.org example

 Mouse 2d - Processing.org example

Mouse 2d - Processing.org example

 Hue - Processing.org example

Hue - Processing.org example

 Brightness - Processing.org example

Brightness - Processing.org example


We have made it to the final project! 

Whereas the last proposal was meant to keep you focused on sonic properties and assemblage of audio, this project will then harness those sounds clips into meaningful, screen-based interactions.

After reading through the project_03 description in its entirety, write up a full paragraph on what you hope to achieve with this project by 11:59, 4/8/18.

This description will serve as the backbone to your storyboards that we are to discuss in class this Wednesday. You do not need to go into depth on how the sounds will be integrated, but instead focus on the different structural elements that your Processing Sketch will contain (the audio pairing to the visuals will come later in several stages of trial and error).

Also, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT CODING. At this stage it is best to fathom your ideal project- it is my job to then help you pull back, find solutions and help you execute your vision. 

Your proposal should answer ALL of these points:

(roughly a sentence each)

  • What is the theme? Why are you inspired to explore this selected theme?

  • What will the structure be? Will it be abstract, page-based, and linear or non-linear, etc.

  • What are the ways we will interact? Key presses and mouse clicks are the most common, but you can explore depth data from an XBOX Kinect, motion tracking data from the webcam, etc. 

  • What type of experience do you hope to inspire through this hybrid work? If you think of this project as yourself being a good party host, what do you hope to deliver to your guests/users? Will it be uplifting, thought provoking or explorative? One good reference is to think of how long people will spend interacting with your project; if it is short and repetitive, it may not end up being as exciting as something that is abstract or non-linear. 

Note: if you do not know what to commit to, you must come up with three rough ideas (and then do three short storyboard sketches for Wednesday) that we can then mull over and figure out which might be the best fit.

We will be reviewing these with each other in small groups, so please print a few copies on a page (to cut up and hand out) and bring them to class on Wednesday with your storyboards. If I have not met with you to discuss your audio project, or you are still unsure what to do, ensure you speak with me after class on monday 4/9 so that we can go into the storyboard conversations on wednesday with that elements solidified.

Here is a decent video on how to storyboard. REMEMBER! be drawing in a fine-point permanent marker large enough for people to read your notes from a distance. The quantity and quality is not important, but should be enough to pair with your proposal to effectively demonstrate your idea in full detail to others.


project_03a Proposals

Please post your proposals by this Sunday, 4/1 @11:59pm

Sonic Projects


After reading over the project_03 assignment page, submit 3-5 sentence proposal that gives an overview of what you hope to achieve with this project. Due to the open nature of this assignment, you should make sure you accurately specify your baseline: will you create several short tracks, long tracks or a mix; if there will be any any specific theme (not required); is the source of the content important; etc. Other relevant information would be if you hope to crossfade between L/R, any mood you hope to embrace, etc. This project is one that you could approach by creating a systematical list (generative art) and arranging content based on that list - the outcome will be random but could be quite interesting (may be challenging to later implement, depending on your interactions).

You do not necessarily need to know how these sounds will work together, but rather try to focus on experimenting with the unique medium of audio itself to generate interesting and creative files that we will then repurpose for part B in Processing.

Again, please ensure you are writing full and clear sentences that pass off your concept and direction clearly.


project_02 proposals

Have posted your response by Monday, 2/26 @ 11:59pm.

First review the project_02 guidelines


Choose a topic that has current political energy relating to technology and and write 3-4 sentences on what type of visual statement you hope to create with your image. (Your sketches will be visual support whereas your writing will will clarify your concept.) Think outside the box in the realms of what your interests are; fashion, crime, education, video games, etc. Be mindful not to have the same idea as anyone else.

note: Trump and twitter may not be used, nor Clinton and her emails.

video_02 response


Helvetica is a typeface example that changed the game in terms of how we perceive and use type. Please respond to the questions below with a complete paragraph each:

1.) After seeing the movie, what is the one thing that you found profoundly interesting? Something that you did not know about type design until you watched this movie for the first time.
2.) Look up a magazine ad from before Helvetica was designed (include the link at the bottom of your post) and juxtapose it with the coke image above. Respond to this contrast in design by using your answer from #1 as the leading topic.


video_01 response

Submit your response to the class video "No Maps for these Territories" by 11:59pm on 2/4/18


1.) Which statement within the film did you find the most intriguing?
2.) Do you think that the visuals (video effects) enhanced your perception to this thought in some way? -Explain.
3.) Gibson stated that we now live in a “mediated world” where we take a lot of technology for granted. What electronic technology do you believe you take for granted each and every day? (Think beyond the smart phone and think about other devices such as a smoke detector, a microwave or the starter of your vehicle.) Everyone should choose something different. Now close your eyes and scan over everything you have done today while envisioning this device. How would you represent it visually to make us understand what sort of visual impression you are seeing in your mind? Responses should be abstract and playful but allow us to paint an image in our head. Only at the end should you state your object.


project_01 proposals


Please post a proposal, 3-5 sentences long. PROOF READ.

This statement should give myself and the class a clear understanding of what it is that you hope to achieve. This will be the introduction to your sketches, so rather than talking about visual specifics let this be a cohesive overview of your idea. Your final statement will evolve as you work on your projects, but this will give you a place to start.