ChatBot using speech recognition p5jS > create a Script for the interaction between audience and computer , (D.Shiffman Tutorial)
Chatbot is triggered by ultra sound sensors monitored via Arduino. Arduino send via Serial to Computer , 1 if there is someone in front of the sculpture. If there is no one, Chatbot is only displaying DataText. The installation is moving mechanically after the first trigger by Audio Speaker Sculpture
DataText is produced by training Texts on masks and object in theatre and Text about components specifications. Training model is Markov Chain
Audio Speaker sculpture with microphone and speakers plugged to computer: role is to get the Chatbot starting, has to drive the audience in, to start the conversation,
Chatbot ‘s script should be based on waiting for keywords ,and ability to display long sentences
Need to set up a private router , to have the installation free from overcrowded network
A catalogue of errors, by David Griffiths and Alex McLean : This article presents a series of informal experiments in software and weaving, most of which were conducted as part of the Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves project.
Mixing Textile and Basket Weaving, Mould with weaving
twining and simple looping, making a connection with basketry and textiles. Work around simple moulds to make samples using both techniques and achieve an understanding of how to create woven structures, using a range of fine flexible materials.Twining involves the weaving of two threads using the fingertips, whilst the form is held in the hands. Processes covered will include joining of threads, patterning and developing a form. Each pod will incorporate some natural fibres such as hemp, nettle or linen and makers will be encouraged to think about their use of colour and texture. This will result in each pod having its own unique qualities.
In relation to my essay proposal about the ”NetWork : the Ultimate Mask “
Find the Poetic Space of the Network , I have the intention is to build up some Knitted cells units. I would like to be able to stitch them together to make either a costume , a quilt , a mask, a 3D sculpture , a sensitive environment, or reactive bodies for puppets…
The cells will have different functions , and different structures . They could store visual memories . They could produce or record sounds, be thermo sensitives. They could produce lights etc…
Combined and stiched together they form a body. Each of this unit has its own functions and life, stich together they form a collective and have a collective behaviour. Individually they have a autonomous behaviour.
Like puppets can do one thing , dancing versus walking, or a mask is expressing one quality ( neutral, clown, buffon ….) each type of K cells have limited functions , either data feed, ligth or sound. their design should reflect this particular feature.
Decide whether together they are stronger or weaker ? amplification process? they can also relate to each other remotely ie not stitch together.
>Build K cells in electronics and transpose into soft e textile
> Build two families KL, knitted light fiber cells .and KA knitted audio fiber cells
Wearable Antennae Speaker FM Transmitter (KA)
Puppetry and mask making process of animating objects
then WA weaved audio cells
combine the two families in a collective structure
“Variables and functions”:
To achieve the design of each family of K cells, I will use ( list to be completed)
mapping technology ( Max/ MSP, Mad Mapper)
generative code to find interesting patterns for each type of cells
knitted and weaving iterations , exploring different techniques ( manual or computarized) and material ( copper, wool, paper, cord…)
Justin Marshall, Jon Rogers and Jayne Wallace “Andrew Prescott’s piece, where he writes ‘Networks can enable the local to be linked into the wider world, but still allow a distinctive local character.’ This sensitivity or attunement to the ‘local’ when creating connections between people, things and places through the digital, is something that we recognise as a characteristic of a craft approach, it enables people, places and their ‘things’ to retain their particular and idiosyncratic textures. We know that whatever happens, we’re going to walk into our digital futures, this much is certain. Our proposition to you is whether we take the choice to create a crafted digital future or something else altogether. With this in mind, let’s look at what this means from the two perspectives we outlined at the start of our reflection and why this matters to us. Craft and pre-industrial production and in relation to a sensitivity to things, people and process that focuses on the individual and the idiosyncratic. This is in contrast to the current model of global infinites in terms of production networks, materials, processes and homogeneity of form.”
Anja Hertenberger (DE) is an artist who researches identity in relation to media, surveillance, power, control and man-machine interaction. Her fascination for electronics and writing small programs started during her masters ‘Interactive Media and Environments.’ In her recent projects she combines electronics and programming with her earlier passion for textiles. Together with Barbara Pais and Danielle Roberts she developed e-pressed (2009), a shirt that displays feedback about the wearer’s stress levels. Her most recent work is Hysterical Bubble (2009-2010), a wearable project consisting of four suits, each one with an embroidered textile bubble that inflates or deflates in reaction to the proximity of the group members to each other.
Francesca-perona-for-neon13 Francesca’s work focusses exploring the potential of materials using technology to visually express different concepts, the programmability of materials and interaction and also the use of craft as a tool to empower self-expression and visually express concepts.