1 week project
We were asked to work in groups of four to create something with the constraint of using the MakeyMakey kit and making an artistic project.
John Withney work
We did some research on the internet to find inspiration and we found John Whitney who is the pioneer of computer animation. We created an animation in Processing which looks like the original animation of John Whitney.
In the first phase we listed the ideas we had to find the best one. We tried creating some animations and started playing with the Makey Makey to see what we could do.
Music & animations
We created different animations in Processing which looks like the original animation of John Whitney with some variations. We also made electronic music with GarageBand which is related to the animation. The music is controlled by PureData and changes when the animation changes.
After, we thought about the beat maker’s pad and we really wanted to make a real product working with the animation so we made an interactive table which starts or stop animations and music. The table is working with a system of cubes, when you put a cube in the right place in the table. The animation starts and the music too. With our table you can do a live performance of music with animation.
The music score
For the presentation of our project, we made a music score to show the best performance.
Our interactive object is actually exposed in the school and we are working on a new version which is working without a computer with a raspberry pi.