Node-Based Interactive Music #itp #the-code-of-music

Feb 07, 2024

While we were exchanging ideas of what we could do with Tone.js and p5.js, Henry Chen came up with this idea of a node-based system for interacting with music in a virtual 3D environment, in which moving one node could simultaneously affect multiple other nodes that affect the music. We agreed that creating a 2D version first could serve as a very good starting point.

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Audio-Visual Experiment #itp #the-code-of-music

Jan 31, 2024

For the past two years, I have been doing lots of computational sketches that focused on visuals. This year, I am enrolled in a graduate course at ITP called the Code of Music, taught by Luisa Pereira. I finally ran out of excuses for not experimenting with sound.

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Laser Cutting Experiments #itp #introduction-to-fabrication

Oct 01, 2023

This week, I have been experimenting with laser cutting. I wanted to continue incorporating computational thinking into my process, so the first thing I thought of was to create a p5.js sketch for the laser cutter. Although raster files can be used for etching, I think it would be more interesting to generate a vector path for the laser cutter.

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Visualizing Sine Wave with Mechanical Movements #itp #introduction-to-fabrication #fabricating-mechanical-automatons

Sep 24, 2023

I have been making and posting daily creative coding experiments (on my Instagram) for almost 2 years now. One of the mathematical functions that keep coming back is a sine function (such as in the sketch below, which utilizes a combination of sine and cosine functions). As I have been studying fabrication techniques and mechanical movements recently, I had this idea of creating an automaton that visualizes a sine wave.

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Caterpillar Toy Movement Study #itp #fabricating-mechanical-automatons

Sep 20, 2023

This week, we are studying the movements of our mechanical toys. The first step we were asked to do was to draw all components in Adobe Illustrator. Since I am fairly familiar with Adobe Illustrator, I challenged myself to practice drawing in Vectorworks, which I have little experience in.

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Wooden Boxes #itp #introduction-to-fabrication

Sep 17, 2023

Introduction to Fabrication is a 7-week course that I am taking at ITP. While I have already had some experience with fabrication, I think, as I embark on my graduate journey at ITP, this will be a good introduction to the specific tools and machines that are available at the prototyping shop here. I also see this as a great opportunity to experiment, fail, and experiment again, a lot!

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