blog update week 4

Weekly Progress Update

For week 3 on my timeline my goals are: “learn touchdesigner, test projection mapping in apartment space, figure out interactivity and appropriate sensor, go to Taos and Gallup to take pics/video, think of storyline, synthesize sounds”. I have not explored touchdesigner as much as I wanted to this week. Last weekend I learned projection mapping basics and some video manipulation. I am going to use zig sim for a sensor, but did not get to experiment with this week. I did go to Taos and Gallup to take photos for inspiration and visual data. I did not write a storyline, but I am now motivated to do so. I picked up edp equipment on thursday. I signed up for Audiotool though. I want to explore Audiotool more this week. 

Reflection on Progress

I feel good about the progress I have made this week. I think I am on track with my timeline. My goals for week 4 is to explore the video manipulation tools more in touchdesigner, do a second iteration of projection mapping, practice using zig sim with touchdesigner, sythesize sounds with roland JU-06, start editing photos from trip, synthesize sounds

Inspiration, Ideas, Readings, Research

My trip to Taos and Gallup was definitely worthwhile. I feel inspired to write my narrative. I wrote down some notes and thoughts that I want to use to craft a narrative over the next few days. To sum up my trip, I left Denver for Taos on Friday, explored Taos on Saturday, went to Gallup, NM and Window Rock, AZ on Sunday, then came back to Denver on Monday. I only took photos even though I wanted to take some video initially. I am currently looking at my photos for inspiration.

Artist/Creator/Project Profiles

http://josephinestarrs.com/lx/?page_id=84

and the earth sighed (2016) by Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski are Australian artists who make media art installations “situated at the juncture of cinema, information visualisation and sublime landscape.”

I am intrigued by how they vertically projection map onto the floor that can then be interacted with differently then with it being projected horizontally onto a wall.