HRI Theme Study – robot performance of emotion in theatre

I presented my HRI theme study to the iLab meeting. We had a really interesting discussion about intentionality of motion, timing, and the uncanny valley. HRI theme study presentation

March 2, 2017 · 1 min

on pretention - simpler is gooder

I just realized that last post about soundscape app for iOS sounded horribly pretentious. Wow. Not sure I’ll get to Thing Explainer level, but I’m going to try really hard to break out of jargon. So. What I was meaning to say was that I’m messing around with a cool iOS app for making computer generated sounds (not music, but not noise). I want to try playing with it to see what kinds of sounds I can make with it, and am wondering about how those sounds might be triggered or changed based on signals such as people moving through a room or something else....

May 28, 2016 · 1 min

Prototyping an atrium-sized theremin

I’ve been exploring some hacking to prototype a sonification experiment – the idea was to build a way to provide audio biofeedback to shape the soundscape within a space in response to movement and activity. I prototyped a quick mockup using Python and imutils. It started as a “skunkworks” project idea: An atrium-sized theremin, so a person (or a few people, or a whole gaggle of people) could make sounds (or, hopefully, music) by moving throughout the atrium....

May 27, 2016 · 2 min