Harmonic Spiral

For this assignment I worked with Max Horwich to combine his knowledge of Tone.js, my knowledge of three.js and both out musical ideas. Following the traditional spiral representation of pitch, we created a 7-note spiral (in C major) that spans across 4 octaves. Users can create patterns by selecting the notes, which are played by…

MIDI logic, arpeggios and interaction hell

For the past few months I have been a bit obsessed with making small MIDI devices for different particular needs. I see it as an experimentation on fabrication, modularity, sound and functionality. So, it is only natural for me to do these exercises in a way that can ported easily to MIDI format easily, and…

Jumping Sampler

For this sampling assignment, I decided I wanted to create something playful and relaxing. I drew inspiration from some indie games and decided to create a simple platformer where a small character would jump on different blocks to trigger some samples, while listening to a background base loop.

Setting-up the lab and our brains

We will start working with the Motion Capture equipment on the Black Box Theater, but first we need to learn how to use and get ideas on what we want to do.

Rhythmic skin

Rhythmic skin is a wearable device for one-person musical performances. Aiming to solve the issue of auditive overload and relieve pressure from the performer, this device sends haptic messages to the back of the user, transmitting only key information about the computerized part of the performance. Moreover, the rhythmic driver can be added-on any existing…

users wanna use

A platform for users to freely make 3D content and have more expressive tools is amazing, but… if they cannot interact with the scene, it’s not that useful. Thus, this week I focused on creating some user tools on the website, such as the possibility to change user, scene and get the coordinates of an…

New Storytelling Platforms

Starting the task of creating an open cinematic creation tool, where you can manipulate the elements on a scene and everything gets saved and loaded online, I decided to go ahead and use three.js. It is a package I’m very comfortable with, so step was not that much of a stretch.

Peaceful waiting

For this project assignment, we have to create a simulation of a specific experience. My simulation proposal is a meditative waiting while attempting to feed a rabbit on a clear in the woods. Drawing of the scene Category & Questions to answer Waiting – “Simulate the experience of waiting. We spend most of our lives…

Installation Proposal: “m e e t _”

“m e e t _” is a physical installation piece that provokes the crossing of two gazes of strangers in mid-air in an immersive and infinite space. Collaboration and Idea “m e e t _ ” is a collaboration between Roland Arnoldt and Nicolás Escarpentier. After a deep cross analysis of our past works, we…