ICM | Final Project [process]
I want to make my Final Project Idea more engaging and interactive. As of right now, it stands as a “pretty sketch” that creates ambience for the room that it’s projected in. However, I want the user to have an immersive experience, as I have a fascination with affecting people through altering sensorial elements.
After an intense and insightful class of User Testing, I determined the following:
-Not everyone knows who the Wu Tang clan is ( I KNOW!! I was shocked as well…this is due to Age/Generation, Geographic Location, etc.)
-Feeling “outside” of the sketch
-The want to touch things they are seeing on the screen
-Questions that would determine what mode they would be in
-Lyrics that resonate with the user
-Altering the appearance of what they are seeing
I’m thinking a generative, responsive projection (audiovisual sculpture) where the body is the controller (perhaps solely-gesture based, with the Leap Controller, for full body, the Kinect)
Today I did a search on “generative and responsive art” I saw some beautiful examples done in Processing, Open Frameworks and Processing. I looked at Fractals and found this: http://actionscripter.co.uk/blog/?page_id=75 and the Mandelbrot Set. It’s fascinating that these figures occur in Nature, which is what I like the most.
Today I am learning how to use the Geomerative Library by Richard Marxer