The Nose (or, Le Nez for you language types) is a prosthetic proboscis designed to sit on your head and alert you to the possibility of inclement weather, darkness, and other hazards. Equipped with a barometer, thermometer, photocell, LCD display, and several informative LEDs you’ll never be caught unawares by the perniciousness of the outside world!
These two files work together to get you communicating from your Arduino to Max through Serial communication. Simply copy the code you need from the Arduino sketch (more instructions in the sketch) into your own. Then open the Max patch and start reading serial data from your Arduino.
ArduinoCommunication zip for download.
Interaction with technology from the position of curiosity and unexpected outcomes. Human biofeedback influencing the output of a technological/electronic system. Overlapping identical audio sources at different speeds altering meaning. Human relationship to technology.
Arduino gathers data from the home made GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) sensors. The boards send this data to Processing, which averages the last 100 messages into a more noise-free signal. These signals are sent to Max and is compared to the average of the last 10. If it is greater than the average it causes playback speed to increase, if it is less than the average, playback speed decreases. Processing 1.5 with the OscP5 library for communication over a UDP connection with Max.
The best part was the young ones getting involved!
This project stemmed from my interest in a film titled The Five Obstructions which was introduced to me by my professors at Knox College. The premise revolves around a challenge presented by Lars von Trier to his favorite director, Jorgen Leth, to redo his classic 1962 film, The Perfect Human. I hope this piece builds on that legacy, or at least brings something new to the table.
Breath illustrates the relationship between how we choose to portray our selves and the necessary actions required in order to activate those identifiers.
The motion of the fan acts as the breath, giving life to the masks of identity spread before it.
An Arduino board controls the fan, turning it on for four seconds, off for four seconds, on again, etc.
Participants are invited to interchange the flags, make new ones and arrange them how they see fit.