October 14, 2009


Document and Post your exploration with the tilt sensor as an INput to the arduino and an LED, speaker, etc. as an OUTput.

This is an opportunity to review the a circuit that includes an on/off digital switch/sensor which in this case is the tilt sensor, and an LED or another OUTput which responds to this INput.

Feel free to use the small tilt sensor as an inspiration to make your own tilt sensor - you can change its scale, form, and material presence in the process.

October 6, 2009


Here's a quick clip with an idea for how the clouds could come toward the viewer. It still looks a bit stiff and artificial. I could also animate individual images within the video. Here I've just used changing the speed, direction, and center of an existing clip.

I imagine the interactivity could be done either by motion sensor or by sensors activated when people step on them. Motion sensors would be great because then movement of arms or more dramatic body motion could create imitative actions in the video.Besides for interactive video, I could also create a sculpture of a tree or clouds which move or come toward the viewer when similar motions are performed.


I would love to create the video of the moving tree which moves in response to the movements of the person's movements, and hopefully offers its own movements for the person to imitate. Like a conversation, back and forth. I would also love this to happen with a video of clouds. If you move forward the clouds move toward you, and if you move away they move more slowly and flow apart. Here are some example video clips.

September 17, 2009

elizabeth furani + active sketch i

basically the idea i was thinking of was using video and sound in the led lights. i wanted to use the arduino to somehow process to video. i also enjoy bruce nauman and ray lee in terms for their interactive light work. more to come.

September 15, 2009

types of assignments

Over the course of the semester we will explore concepts and modes of embodying these concepts through a variety of explorations.

active sketches introduce projects that are intended to provide an opportunity to play with the concepts and techniques introduced in the related assignments.

concept projects ask you to fully articulate a project as if it were realized. The concept is developed as a means of envisioning and effectively communicating your idea. Your concept is imagined as if all of the pragmatics of how you would realize it are in place.

project prototypes require that you actualize one particular aspect of your project with which we can interact. This facet is presented as a working prototype that will provide you with feedback and critique to assist in the full development of your idea.

collaborative projects provide opportunities for you to develop new skills and modes of working in collaboration with others. We will engage in a whole group collaboration. You are always free to propose a collaborative approach to other projects with the caveat that each collaborator is actively developing new skills and not relying solely upon familiar areas of comfort.

independent projects are defined by you within the context of the course. This is an opportunity for you to bring your artistic interests, queries and explorations to the realization of an interactive art work. You will develop a project proposal that will assist you in the process of clarifying your independent project.