Week 9: Shaders and Tidal

The amount of holons in my life is probably uncountable, but here’s a list of some that are on the top of my head:

  • Daughter/sister
  • Major/minor
  • Room
  • Meals
  • Workouts
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Body
  • Ideas/thoughts
  • Running
  • Clothes
  • Phone
  • Steps/Walking
  • Cake ingredients
  • Classes/zoom
  • Peers
  • Covid-19
  • This assignment
  • …. and the list goes on

As for the practical assignment, I played around with the different shaders and followed through with Aaron in duplicating the rings visual separately and changing how often the rings appear in a sin wave, and changing the speed. I also looked at some of the shaders on ShaderToy but most of them were too complex and my browser would even crash.

I decided to work with visual 22 as I found it very interesting when I was watching the lecture. It reminded me a lot of how the JBL moves to a beat and splashes water when placed on it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz2o6mfe2Fk&ab_channel=TechHive, as can be seen here.

This is my final product:

I didn’t really like the red color so I decided to change it to a color that I like that would also contrast nicely with both the black and the white so I went ahead with a blue-purple-pink transition. I also changed the circle size and switched around the mouseX and mouseYs. To continue with the JBL theme/idea, I decided to choose the techno sound and play around with the speed and the gain of it. It also took my some time to synchronize the sounds and the beat as much as I can and I believe that the result was not bad.

For some reason, I got really random errors throughout, some on the browser where the terminal just disconnected and some with setting up SuperCollider.