Project Rear Windows

As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Media undergraduate program, Experimental Digital Art is a course that tasks students with created various nonfiction digital media/art projects and installations.

Given 2 weeks, Project Rear Windows is a visualization application I created that allows users to enter a search term, and then see a cascading/sliding visualization of images matching that search pulled from Flickr. They can then mouse over the images and discard those that are obscuring images they wish to see fully. They can keep entering search terms to see what kinds of visualizations (and even individual photos) they discover.

Timeframe: November 2012
– Project design and programming completed in 2 weeks

The project write-up is available here.

Project Synesthesia

As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Media undergraduate program, Experimental Digital Art is a course that tasks students with created various nonfiction digital media/art projects and installations.

Given 2 weeks, Project Synesthesia is an installation I created that is designed to translate audio input into visual output. To do so, it reads audio from the designated LineIn (my laptop’s built-in microphone by default but can be connected to external microphones) and briefly displays corresponding “sound droplets” in the applet’s viewing window. The size, color, and brightness of these circles are directly proportional to the frequency and volume (amplitude) of the sound read. The location of the droplets within the window is calculated randomly.

Timeframe: November – December 2012
– Brainstorming/conception completed in 2 hours
– Programming completed in 6 hours

The project write-up is available here.