Final worksheets

New idea for final project

I have finally come to an agreement with myself to accept that creating a perfectly functional bodysuit for performances would be way too ambitious to accomplish in a span of only one month. After trying to look for more inspirations, I’ve talked to Chenhe about his idea about creating music with Ramen. I thought about an idea of visiting various ramen places and collecting sounds of people eating ramen and then we can turn those data into sound-visualization for each ramen place. After a discussion, we both still couldn’t find a strong concept of what we can actually do with Ramen so Chenhe introduced me to Hara Kenya’s ‘Water Pachinko’ and suggested we could do something like that instead. We want to build something that represents waterfall and far-east style instrumental music.

Hara Kenya’s ‘Water Pachinko’

Our idea is to create an installation that consists of a water repellent white canvas with several pins attached to form a pattern. Users will use a dropper to drop colored water from the top of the canvas that would later fall down due to gravity. While the water drops travel through the canvas, they can either change direction, multiply into several drops or combine with other drops each time they hit the pins. This, visually, will result in a water painting-like canvas. 

We will put a bowl under the canvas and install a microphone near it to collect the sound of the water dripping from the canvas and dropping into the bowl below and use that for one of our sound sources. We will also install a camera that can capture the whole canvas and track the position and the pace of water drops, turn the data into values and eventually use those values as inputs for music making software.

Project schedule and goals for final presentation

Link to spreadsheet

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