This was my day today…
• I bought some new tubs to help me organize some of the new hardware components that I have been procuring.
• I worked with Byron Lahey to better understand the circuit behind the pinwheels.
• I worked with Touchboard to get the distance sensor working. First, with just one area.
• Then I recorded sounds using audacity, painted more areas on the board, and got it all to work together.
• I graded a bunch of essay's for FMP
• I went to dinner with Dallas and he made some really good points and asked some really good questions.
He picked up on the fact that typically in my work I like to have control of what my audience sees. My thesis project, my dance for camera work, my other installation projects and ideas. When I really think about it, so many of my installation ideas revolve around my control of what the audience can see/experience.
Dallas also asked me to think about if the current order/positioning of the rooms should stay the same now that I moved the Earth installation.
Finally, he gave me ideas for the projection wall that I want to put in the Earth installation. He offered that it doesn't have to be a smooth surface. He also offered that my surface could offer opportunities for greater depth by creating viewing holes in the wall that participants would have to look through to be able to see something hidden from plain view. And of course, that lit my brain on fire. One of the ideas that came to mind was to make little boxes (haha, makes me think of Weeds) with all of the NASA images that I found. I could projection map the whole thing!!!
• The last thing I did before leaving for the evening was to get the ambient light sensor hooked up and working. Not sure yet how, or if I will use it.