This is how you will control your spaceship.

This is how you will control your spaceship.

Audio reactivity test when we use the synthesizer I created using Max/MSP. 4 waveform synthesizer with ADSR envelope and filter. It is connected to Arena and changes video effect parameters via audio amplitude.

There(bin) was a project that culminated with me picking up yet another McDonalds wrapper out of my lawn. Strange, I know. I live a few blocks away from 82nd Ave. in Portland, which most unlike the image of Portland we have come to know for its independent plethora of food joints and shops, 82nd is mired with chain fast food restaurants and car sales lots. A lot of the refuse blows down my street and lands in my lawn. As I crumpled up the wrapper grumbling and threw it into the waste bin I had a thought, what would it take to get people to throw trash in a trash can? How can we modify behavior?

Well, the first thought that came to mind was, make it fun, make it memorable. I had a sudden vision of how much I would love to see a robot eating refuse that passerbys tossed to it, like a monkey in a zoo with peanuts. How else can we make it fun? Make it interactive. As a synthesizer and music fanatic my first thought is always make it musical and that is when it hit me, make it a Theremin Robot Trashcan! Thus, There(bin) was born.

I used 3 different light theremin circuits to  give a multi-timbral  sound. I initially had the plans to make the circuit power up via a motion sensor but the parts were on back order for over a year, incidentally they came in last week, it only took a year and 8 months to get them! Hopefully soon There(bin) will be up and running in all of his majesty.

Icosahedron Ink projection test.

An unceremonious end.

An unceremonious end.

Projection mapping a cube.

Laid back bat lady.

Don’t say anything! This Robot is wearing a Wire.

Don’t say anything! This Robot is wearing a Wire.

Incubator

Incubator

MadMapper meet Casio 16Beat