Exploration in Motion Graphics, Physical Computing, and Visual Programming
Final Project, B.F.A. Motion Media Design, Savannah College of Art and Design
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Undergraduate Final Project
For my final project as an undergraduate student I created a generative audio-visual system based on live MIDI data from a custom biodata sonification device. Despite limited experience in physical computing and coding, I embraced the challenge to develop new skills and broaden my horizons. My primary goal was skill development, and pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone regarding motion graphics. This project was derived from Electricity for Progress' biodata sonification device / the MIDI Sprout, but was modified to be used with TouchDesigner through various sound routing programs.
Venturing beyond initial TouchDesigner experiments, I began teaching myself how to create a device to translate MIDI data from plants into generative sound and graphics. Despite no prior knowledge of physical computing or Arduino programming, I spent my last quarter at SCAD learning and experimenting until successfully engineering the device. This project, along with other TouchDesigner projects throughout the year, led me to receiving the Innovation & Technology Chair Award in my department upon graduating in 2022.