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Thursday, October 21, 2010


The review (in class) of the networks seemed to go well. Tim had a lot to add to the discussions, including a significant amount of information on the Mayan water use model. Since that's the one that I'm going to be working on for the final project, some of the things that he talked about (instrumentation and music types, sacred water sources, current number related to the model) will help me make a more robust and interesting bit of art by the end.



Monday, October 18, 2010

More on self-presentation

Following on with the information received from the Self-presentation sketch...

I realize that the sketch may not represent that much on the surface. However, it is at the heart of a project that I'm working on. Basically, I want to make an Arduino-based board that will be used as a melody-making device, then use a feedback system that will allow this system to input listener preference of phrases and alter its output to suit those preferences. The circuit board is almost done (see above), and the Arduino sketch is in process - it is basically split into three sections: generation of phrases, storage and sorting of phrases, and feedback loop based on user input.

The phrase generation and storage will probably be rather simplistic, but it should allow me to test out a generative sequencing system that will be reactive to listener feedback - and thus give me in-performance change-ability without being totally tied to pre-built melodies.

Sounds fun, eh?