Monday, September 28, 2009
Brendan Scully (why is microsoft word having difficulty importing text?)
Digital Humanities Study 09FProfessor Mary Flanagan
Digital Practicum: Reality Manipulation
In this course of study the student will explore new methods
in the creation of mixed reality media works by building a
music visualizer presentable to the public in the form of a
gallery exhibition. Three-dimensional sculptures laden
with data will be displayed to viewers using AR goggles.
As Augmented Reality is a fledgling technology, much of
the effort involved in the creation of this project will
involve research and experimentation with Flash and the
FLAR toolkit. The end result could thus range anywhere
from a series of three-dimensional sculptures to a fully
dynamic 3D visualizer tied to live musical data.
To aid in the production of this installation, the student
Week 1: September 20th – 27thConcept fully realized, workflow established between within Flash
Due: The production of one Papervision-> FLAR model.
Week 2: September 27th- October 3rd
Attempt to tie music data to Flash models (via socket
Due: Log of attempts to establish socket server and/
or tie data together.
Week 3: October 3rd – October 10th:
Build out visualizer into floor-based experience that ties
music input to visual changes.Due: One model column rising/falling
Week 4: October 11th-October 17thSkinning/Shading Objects in Papervision using Photoshop.
Due: One test model fully skinned / shaded. (color)
Week 5: October 18th-October 24th
ISMAR 2009 Orlando Florida,
Present questions regarding sockets/FLAR data
Week 6: October 25th- October 31st
Refine Flash visualizer data input using methods
gained from ISMAR.
Week 7: November 1st- November 7th
Implement visualizer in FLAR/Papervison using QR code
and glasses obtained at ISMAR.
Due: Establish model to ascertain optimum viewing distance.
Produce large custom QR code for testing purposes.
Week 8: November 8th- November 14th
Refine visualizer to handle large amounts of sound data input
What is the upper limit?
Once established, continue work on sound design to make best
use of technology available.
Week 9: November 15th – November 21st
Aesthetic/Design work on visualizer with technology available.
Week 10: November 22nd – November 28th
Due: Performance/Exhibition using visualizer (Final Product)
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