Here’s our photo set from the Spring 2009 ITP show… and (above) a video (m4v & HD) of some of the projects – this year augmented reality started to appear in the student projects and we also saw a lot of Processing / camera projects. It’s always hard to just pick one favorite project – so we picked two.
CRUDLABS Steven Litt…The culmination of my work at ITP building CrudBox, an electroacoustic/electromechanical step sequencer, and the open-sourcing of the entire project. CrudLabs is an organization dedicated to new research into combining traditional electronic music interfaces with methods of electroacoustic and electromechanical sound creation in new and unexplored contexts. It’s first major endeavor is the fabrication and open sourcing of CrudBox, a 16 step, 8 channel step sequencer which replaces digitally created or analog synthesized sounds typically associated with sequencers and electronic music with the amplified sounds of whatever electronic or electromechanical devices are plugged into it.
Firefly 870 LED Prototype – A wind responsive LED screen – Jason Krugman… Firefly 870 LED Protoype pairs 870 wind switches with 870 super-bright white LEDs to form an 8′ x 8′ grid. As the wind blows over the piece, the wind switches trigger each LED individually, creating a stunning sparking effect in response to the wind. If every LED were to turn on, the entire piece would consume as much electricity as a single 60-Watt light bulb.
And… Something new this year… a few projects had “patent pending” as part of the artist statement.