Installation version II

03/29/2018

produce a mix reality with the electronic node devices and human interpretation by the nodes

Node A activate node B

one sensor, one motor, one movement,

network create narrative reality based on simple neural network

 

Looking for the” language” of the installation

03/29/2018

Looking for a language for the installation, digging into Twitter bot ( Shakespeare sonnet from Twitter feed) , and generative text algorithm ( Markov Chain).

Started to learn Python , and Tensor Flow to manipulate text data sets

Goldsmiths : IS53051A: Machine Learning (2017-18)IS71074A: Data and Machine Learning for Artistic Practice (2017-18), IS71068A: Data Programming (2017-18)

 

Kadenze :     machine-learning-for-musicians-and-artists with Rebecca Friendrick   , deep-learning-with-tensorflow by P. Mital

Some of the very good blogs/ tutorials to get inspired or start prototyping

Narrative Reality by Ross Goodwin
Natural Language Processing Wikipedia

N grams and Markov Chain with Daniel Shiffmann

 

Exercise 3: Project Theme Description

01/24/2018

1) Sit down comfortably with your eyes closed. Try to imagine a scene that catches your topic/theme in a nutshell; you can try to imagine that your topic/ theme is being presented as a film or theatre play and construct a scene that presents crucial aspects of it. 
 Or you can try to think of a scene as part of a personal memory where you felt that crucial issues concerning your topic were at stake. Remember that even a purely theoretical topic/theme can be articulated in a scene. Try to mobilize all your senses when you imagine the scene. If possible, let your mind flow back to the work you did with the touching hands. 

2) Write down a description of the scene. Try to make the description as sensuous, lively and engaging as possible. 

3) Reading and feedback in pairs.

proposed by Helen Pritchard based on Nina Lykke. Writing Academic Texts Differently: Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality) (p. 155). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.

-Behind the screen, we, the components, are talking, quietly so quietly that you could hardly hear us. Actually , we are constantly chatting , bubbling : “01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101100 01100100 00100000 00100001” chanting “HOHA DADO BIDABI KOKA BIDEKA!” . We are so busy, sorting out your data: receive, store, delete, update, send. Little busy shadows, enchained together with no choice but to communicate and release the data we are taking from you. Behind the screen, there is a 24 hours show, a constant ballet of binaries , an infinite concerto of 0 and 1, sadly no one can hear us, except perhaps your EMF detector.

Suddenly a red light is activated, someone is looking at the screen, someone is typing on the keyboard or maybe it is a sound or a touch? Who or what is this?  I have a unique task, I know what to do …hey! this is my input! Let’s go and give it a byte!  Iterate, map, reiterate, variables, vectors, int,  float, strings loop and loop again and return the arrays to my algorithmic friend!

At the speed of an electron, we are sending feedback not only to you, the one with the keyboard, but also to our hosts: the cookies, in a protocol, a language , that no human could speak fluently. Luckily, we know how to speak human. And thanks to the continuous improvement of the human computer interfaces :   you, the users are by now,  perfectly trained to give us the correct input.

But with humans, there is always an end .  You are now releasing the keyboard and leaving the computer. Behind the screen, and until the next time we will meet, there is a new show going on , a new story we tell to each other through the wires or in the clouds, this is is a story based on the memory of our encounter with you. So come back , do not type on the keyboard, do not look at the screen,  try to listen to the story, because as always it is all about you. *

* Chun,W. 2016, Updating to remain the same,MIT Press.

Practice Report

 

02/21/2018

  • plan how many type of artefacts:?  4 sounds spinner , 4 lights walkers, 4 touch
  • mechanical interactions rather than serial interaction
  • more precise sketch with the mask in , working as a gate what is the link with the network of artefacts? how the mask activate the network?
  • look at this work for inspiration

3D printing fabric exploration

3D printing ideas and download : https://www.myminifactory.com/

sinus wave to Servo :

02/14/2018

Worked :

motor A, continuous servo is activated by sound, holder A turn and stop. While turning, touch holder B which  in turn activate motor B , servo 180  ” nervous servo”. Using two arduinos.  

to do :

  • use only one arduino, stabilise the holders
  • test other fabrics for nervous servo, and elastic thread to fabric from servo, shibori technic to enclose artifacts
  • transfer to textile circuits with Attiny 85
  • add a sound producing ,  Speaker playing a short record
  • add EMF transmitter

02/10/2018

about Creativity assessment, be recognized by the System, freedom of the artist and material approach

“Prototype A  – Presentation for the MA continued development of your project so that it fully realises some of the features which you previously sketched out.(assessed) : 5%”

I developed mixed feelings about the compatibility between my artistic process and an academic frame. How to assess creativity is though, and highly subjective, thus not to be trusted as a source for inspiration.

Should creativity aims for an academic success, that is a “delivery”, this creativity will be formatted in such a way that will fit external constraints determined in order to “please” a bureaucratic system. Thus the importance of choosing to belong or not in the system, to be able to use it and be “recognized” by the system.

My creative approach is from the material not from preconceived ideas, although as an artist researcher, I do have a area of investigation.  For example,   play with codes and trust the focus from the right brain who will lead to create an algorithm which help my investigations . In my process, I trust my intuition, right brain again, about which material , equipment, technology I should use and finding out how to use it as opposed to try to create a predefined work and in the process creating an artwork for the purpose I was looking for.

Although, recognition of the effort put in the work could and should be assessed., while processing the work there is neither a  “clear” picture neither a stop frame faithful to the final “product”. Similarly,  is it relevant to judge a painting by it sketches ? I should be free to create my work at my own path.

 

This raises questions about my art practice. Could I choose to not care about how whatever system will index me ? If the answer is yes, can I stay in this systems? How strong , how careless should I be? Does it matter to fit?  How worth is it to surrender to the frame versus staying in an individual and lonely process? What is worth in the artistic making: processing or sharing?

Is it linked to the ability to be self centered and deaf to my environment?  or to a strong belief in my artistic process? If there were no one to understand my art piece, here and now, would I stop being an artist?

02/06/2018

  1. Script for a Network of Artefacts
  2. Coding
  3. Prototyping

 

Modelling in 3D digital

  • https://www.blenderguru.com/
  • using 3D modelling for having repetition
  • export to laser cutting or 3D printed
  • example of use : bits and bots to make a plotter controlled by arduino and processing sketches
  • “object is embedded by information, fabrication process has to be honest” Lior Ben Gai
  • https://www.blenderguru.com/tutorials/lightbulb-tutorial

Daily experiments, sensing the world

 
 
Imagine Communication between objects through their tactile properties

sensors to the world (other machines, human and environment)

02/08/2018

plan to use a spin drum on the top of the servo A. work with catch dreamer format as it spin, and automata spinner Robert Race, carousel toy , spin

02/07/2018

Plan to encapsulate Two servo motors, A and B

  • Environment produce shadow/ sound/ light …… and trigger A
  • A motor on
  • A turn and hit B ( every time or randomly)
  • B motor on
  • B produce sound

 

02/05/2018
<When Sensing EMF from electronic devices you have on you
 The nodes move A / Nodes = textile + SERVO   / Osc control  / Nodes  sound B , if no EMF>
 
 

01/29/2018

<Building a matrix ( resisitive or capacitive) sensors > , in order to map touch by machines,  exchanging  OSC messages

Tutorial, inspirations

Motor and Sensors

02/10/2018

check conductivity of water , for input from viewer , Kobakant crying dress or Root Node

tuto EMF

02/05/2018

looking for a narrative, entanglement between a motor and a weaved W cell made of wire

01/30/2018

tutorial for  MPU6050-Arduino-Gyroscope GY-521

<put in a box , share info? to motor>

stepper, worked then freeze….. ????, servo more reliable, but/and making sound, stepper is soundless….. silent …..

01/29/2018

tutorial from Maker Show, Bret Stateham 

  •  stepper motor basics , , testing the order for the wire pins order
  • 28BYJ-48 stepper  common ground between IN1 and Micro Controller, power source independent motor and board , connect to arduino, find the bottom for the delay, not to quick , it will frieze
  • accelstepper arduino library : Supports acceleration and deceleration,Supports multiple simultaneous steppers, with independent concurrent stepping on each stepper, API functions never delay() or block, Supports 2, 3 and 4 wire steppers, plus 3 and 4 wire half steppers.
  • reduce speed DC motor with a PWM., < turning slowly and getting mad when sensor activated>

01/25/2018

Test Servo and sensors, check code, circuit and breadboard

  1. Servo+ Capactive sensors
  2. Servo+ Photo resistor

Hands on !

started from the arduino book and shadow theatre sensor installation

found some interesting movements from continuous rotation versus non continuous rotation  , and different motors , different “mood”,

to do : video and pictures , try different heads to check the movements, test how they relate to each other in term of movement/character