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interactivity : project proposals

rabia malik
valeria pivovarova
catherine lewis

PROJECT 1

precedent 1

New York City Map (2000)
by Marketa Bankova
http://www.nycmap.com

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precedent 2

Sound Seeker
http://www.soundseeker.org/
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precedent 3

Soundscape of China
by PBS
http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinainside/soundmap/index.html
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precedent 4

NIU World Instrument Collection
http://www.neng.usu.edu/ece/faculty/wheeler/NIU/World.htm
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precedent 5

drawn (2006)
by Zack Lieberman
An installation for hands and ink
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project description

  • Interactive map of the world
  • The map has a photographic facade that is not only visually pleasing to the eye but in fact the images portray specific locations on the map
  • The map responds to touch or motion
  • As a person waves their hand over a certain location on the map they get to hear sounds associated with that location.
  • The idea is to let any passerby create a symphony of the world’s music, sounds or simply hear spoken word from a specific location.
  • This map can be placed indoors or outdoors.
  • Since its a map of the world along with sounds of the world, we believe the United Nations building would be an ideal location to test our prototype.

user scenario

Ideally we would like to make this map a multi-touch interaction between a few people, but for starters we plan to make it a single user experience.

Example User:

  • Sara Jones, 15 years old and its her first time at the UN building along with her 10th grade high school class on a field trip.
  • Sara comes across our Map and at first she’s intrigued by the rich images on the map.
  • As she gets closer to the map and raises her left hand to touch a picture over Africa, Sara realizes that African music starts to play. She raises her right hand and moves it over the part of the map where Thailand sits and realizes that she hears music associated with Thailand.
  • Slowly Sara realizes that this map is more than just beautiful images but in fact it’s a canvas full of sounds from around the world and she can combine those sounds to create a new an unique melody or simply hear some beautiful spoken word as she touches different parts of the world.

technical review

Proposing to use temperature-sensitive surface or buttons with Processing

sketches

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project 2

precedent 1

Fortune cookies: Both Baked & Online
Yes!
The Fortune Cookie is a crisp cookie made from flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk which is baked around a fortune, a piece of paper with words of faux wisdom or vague prophecy.

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Interactive Online Fortune Cookie
http://www.meiwahrestaurant.com/fortune.htm

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precedent 2

Vintage Coin Operated Fortune Tellers And Arcade Games

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precedent 3

Fortune telling services that use SMS technology

“Text your lover’s name to XXX-XXX-XXXX to see if you’re a match”

precedent 4

Mansion
Apartment
Shack
House
http://www.mashgame.com/
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project description

User sits down on pressure-sensored seat
Image and/or text (scraped from internet) is generated on the screen / wall
Everybody laughs at the “fated” match between the person and the “prophecy”
Done!

user scenario

John, 23, and his friends check out a gallery opening on a Friday night.
Many of the works of art took themselves pretty seriously, but John and his friends then happened upon this seat and screen combo.
As he sat down on the seat, he noticed the changes in expression of all of his friends as they burst out laughing.
John realized that the screen proposed a rather hilarious prediction for his future with image and text from the web.
Although he and his friends all recognized that the connection between John and the prophecy was entirely arbitrary, his friends continued to joke about it just as John did about the prophecies of his friends.

technical review

Page scraping (Processing, Python)
Projection / video output
Pressure sensor

sketches

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