FLUTO

Fluto is a life-size colossal wind instrument. With Fluto, you can conduct an audio-visual symphony with others through your mobile device.

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Spotify – The Enlightened Music Data Despot

In the age of ubiquitous cloud computing, the rise of streaming services feels like old news. Of course we love streaming! For consumers, prices are lowers, libraries bigger, and services suddenly bespoke. What could be better?

While services like Facebook have received the brunt-end of public outrage for their use of consumer data, Spotify has managed to stay under-the-radar despite its aggressive data collection practices – which are commonplace across the “app” industry.

How has Spotify managed this? By giving users just enough value for their data in return. Features like custom playlists, API tools, and social/UI features shift public perception of Spotify from a looming corporate data farmer to an enlightened data despot.

Yet upon further inspection, I believe Spotify could be doing more for both its common consumers/users and less-common developers and amateur artists folk like me.

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Mood Ring

Mood Ring is an interactive mirror that illuminates based on your mood.

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Vibe, Buzz and Fuzz

This post is a summary of the work and learnings from ITP’s Haptics class.

Our work ultimately culminated with a fake cat that ‘purrs’ if you stroke it from top to bottom.

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Tailor Gang

This post is a summary of the work and learnings from ITP’s Soft Sensing class.

In addition to making the conductive pompoms seen above, In this class I:

  • Sewed with a purpose for the first time in my life 👨‍🎓
  • Used this new skill to learn how to make “soft” electrical circuits and sensors. ⚡️

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Waveform Mashup – A Self Portrait with Data

I created a digital self portrait in the form of a ‘waveform mashup’.

The waveform mashup is a visual abstraction of waveform data from my ‘Top Songs of 2017’ as defined by Spotify.

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Live Image Performance: Big Dark Age

I performed a 5-minute audio-visual piece at CultureHub for an audience of about 50 people. Here is a recording of it – the piece is called Big Dark Age.

Copyrights to MGMT and Columbia Records for the song ‘Little Dark Age’, and to Warner Brothers for excerpts from The Animatrix.

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Revenge of Left Shark

Revenge of Left Shark is an interactive rhythm and dance game. In other words, DDR with your hands. The game uses computer vision to place the player on the beach, supply visual cues and provide real-time scoring information.

Here is the game being demo’d at ITP’s 2018 Spring Show by one of my heroes: Dan Shiffman

700+ lines of code later, a simple game has been fully created from what was once a tiny idea.

This project was made in collaboration with Gabriel BrasilGitHub Repo here.

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No. ∞ Symphony: Installation & Performance

As a group performance, me and my team (Huiyi Chen & Fanni Fazakas) created an object theater installation & performance called No ∞ Symphony.

The piece is an expression of the modern version of the story of Sisyphus – suggesting that life is an endless cycle of actions and choices.

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Lyrics API: Artist Word Choice

Using data from the musixmatch API, I have created a tool that shows what words musical artists use most in their lyrics. It uses a combination of jQuery and D3 libraries to work as a single-page “app”. Try it here.

The web “app” works by finding the artist you search for, and running through every lyric it can find by the artist to develop a lexicon. Once that lexicon is built, you can click on the box that is created to view statistics about their most-used words.

You can also view the most-used overall by clicking the “All Artists” button.

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