Exp. 3-3-3 – Review and publish

Evan Switzer – 3173264

AR Creator: Nicole Vella

AR Link:


AR Test:


Interview with creator Nicole Vella

What was your influence behind the design of the filter/ What made you decide to use Lens Studio?
My inspiration was monsters from the movie Pans Labyrinth. As well as the idea of self reputation/duplication. We’re living in a time where a virus is rapidly mutating itself and spreading across the globe. I wanted to try to capture that feeling of fear and anxiety within a selfie filter. I used lens studio specifically because I hate Facebook and didn’t want to use their product.

 Was there any difficulty with the process of developing the AR filter?

The difficultly was easier than I anticipated. I had originally wanted to use AFrame and have something that’s open source and available across all browsers and devices. However the learning curve of that library was too much for the time allotted for this assignment. So I went with a lens filter instead.

From your experience, do you see Lens Studio developing further into an aesthetic medium?

I’m not sure of selfie or lens filters themselves will “become a medium”. But if they are or aren’t is somewhat irrelevant. Billions of people use these filters everyday. Artists using them as a means of expression was only a matter of times. And I do think they are forms of art. Because I think everything is art. Which sort of means nothing is art. But that’s a topic for another day. :slight_smile:



I clicked the link on my computer and used snapchat on my phone to access the link for the AR animation. I found it to be very creative, optimistic and enjoyed it very much. It appears as a take on a reflection of the self and how a smile naturally occurs once you see the mirrored grins circling around the face. It makes me very curious to wonder what other self projection would be expressed if there was an animation trigger when the user is smiling with their mouth open. But perhaps it is best to let it be a mystery and leave the glass half full. 5/5

Evan Switzer – 3173264 Exp2_assignment 3: Generative art

Evan Switzer – 3173264

Exp. 2 – 3: Generative Art

Artist Statement:

For this Computational Generative Process I decided to use an out of the box concept to make a generative process through a digital to analog format. The goal I was aiming for was to find a certain method that would involve an analog process to imitate the same process developed through the digital formatting/coding of P5.js.



  1. Use p5.js coding to make a canvas with a shape that is drawn repeatedly through movement of the mouse.
  2. Print the canvas.
  3. Apply oil to the canvas.
  4. Repeat the drawing formation through controlled burning with a torch.
  5. Take a picture of the process and upload the picture for the final result.


Picture of Generative Piece:





Code for process:



Video Presentation of process:




4.3 Crafting Swatches: Analog Sensor – LDR/LED Glove Sensor

Evan Switzer – 3173264

Swatch: Analog Sensor: Ldr Glove Sensor –

“Salvos Glove”

Link to Arduino Code/Inventory: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/tarantula3/using-an-ldr-sensor-with-arduino-807b1c  

Materials: LED Light (Blue), Ldr Sensor, Wiring, Alligator clips, Resistors (10kΩ, 220kΩ), Leather Glove.

Tools: Scissors, Sewing Needle. Electrical Tape.


A wearable glove that activates an LED when there is not a light source provided on the ldr sensor). I decided to use a basic work glove for testing. I extended the wiring with extensions provided by the arduino kit and used alligator clips on the led to ensure the connectivity would still be intact.  The swatch is usable under the context of visibility for the wearer if they are in a lightless environment. In my opinion, if the light source was a bright LED with a higher voltage, or a modified LED with a 3v lithium battery, it would be very applicable for wearers who are in outdoor environments such as camping in the woods (using the light to help guide through terrain or assistance with building a tent).


  1. Create a circuit with the arduino kit and breadboard. The circuit I used was from this link (https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/tarantula3/using-an-ldr-sensor-with-arduino-807b1c ) . Test for connectivity.screen-shot-2020-12-09-at-6-13-36-pm


2. Pierce the glove with holes for proper application of the LDR sensor and LED.



3. Insert LDR and LED and connect through appropriate wiring.


4. Test Swatch.


Materials: LED Light (Blue), LDR Sensor, Wiring, Alligator clips, Resistors (10kΩ, 220kΩ), Leather Glove.

Tools: Scissors, Sewing Needle. Electrical Tape.

Arduino Code/Circuit Diagram



Influence: Speaker actuator/Neoprene Sensor

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Influence:I used the design of both the neoprene sensor and and the fabric speaker actuator for this assignment, due to learning about the circuitry of amplifying the fabric speaker and applying the circuitry in a completely analog format with the use of fabric (in this case leather instead of neoprene).

Tools/Technique:  I conducted more online research to find an analog process that would activate with pressure but instead came across a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR), which is an analog sensor that detects any light source. I figured that with closing the hand for activation it would be a more creative process of activating the LED switch. I found a code and circuit diagram that uses the LDR sensor to activate a LED when there is no light present and tested the circuit. I then punctured holes in the glove and placed the wiring into the glove. I checked beforehand to make sure the circuitry was functioning and applied extra wiring for the user to wear the glove for testing and the end result as you can see  was a success.