Hi everyone thank you for the discussion on clarifying my piece yesterday, i felt relieved to be letting go of the domes to explore a new form that would capture the essence of what I wish to achieve when dealing with the senses.
Through observation in the way individuals interact I feel people rely on their visual senses above the rest when interacting within a space or access the world around them. Recently, I have learned to experience the world using my whole body and not just rely on my sight to make decisions and through this next piece I hope to alter the wearer’s relation to their surroundings. In order to achieve this I will create a device to be worn on the head that will convert visuals (input) into sound (output). The wearer is challenged to let go in their sense of sight and just ‘listen’ to their surroundings that will be affected by moving bodies within the space.
It will also be a possibility for the piece to be a portable device that the user can put on anytime they chose to visually ‘leave’ a space, into an audio escape of ambient sound.
-arduino mini pro -webcam (infrared red sensor) -speakers -Graphic Equalizer Display Filter chip (MSGEQ7) -wire -PCB board (possible hand made)
-possibly work with plastics shop to make a ring form to cover eyes/ears OR create face shield structure
– foam to insulate the interior to make it comfortable to wear
Week one (March 19-25) – Work on electronics component to get speakers to work with the sensor (webcam)
Week two (March 26-April 1) -Think about the fabrication of the piece once electronic component is problem solved
Week three (April 2- April 8)- Start fabrication of the piece and problem solve some more!
Week four (April 9- April 15) – Put everything together and problem solve some more!