Starting this week’s assignment was hectic. I was experiencing so many issues to do with MIDI on my window’s laptop, which meant I couldn’t even start the assignment for so long. But luckily, I was able to receive my Macbook that I ordered, meaning I could start the assignment. But it wasn’t such a smooth ride after this, as I had several errors when I tried to import the shader from shadertoy onto atom. Eventually, after Aaron helped me out, I was able to do so successfully and start coding. Anways, here’s my list of holons:
Child, childhood, toys, legos, games, music, Ariana Grande, pop, dance, exercise, pain etc. The list could go on and on.
I noticed that a lot of the holons I came up with had something to do with childhood. Hence, with this assignment, I wanted to capture this idea through sounds and visuals. I used the ‘Terrible Console Webcam’ shader from shadertoy, because I really like how it looks. Here is a picture of how the shader looked initially:
To make the shader represent childhood more, I wanted to make myself look like a lego, since this is a common toy that we all used to play with as children. So, I proceeded to change the colors and make the pixel size larger. I also made some other changes to change the overall look so it suits my idea more. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to figure out how to successfully use midi to trigger sounds, so my assignment only consists of visuals. Ideally, I have loved to use sounds from one of my previous Tidal assignments, where I combined different sounds of toys and the alphabet to accompany this assignment. But hopefully I can find my mistake soon. Here’s the final video:
Hopefully you can spot me in the video lol! I’m the red thing that’s moving side to side.