live video editing as a post-election coping mechanism
This is a compilation from a recent series of experiments, in which my goal was to try to understand my relationship to nature and my family. Sifting through decades of old family footage, I was struck by the similarities between nature footage I'd shot as a child, footage I'm shooting now, and super-8 nature footage shot by my grandfather.
In November of 2013, I started a campaign to make something every day. The results, such as they are, ended up here.
This project started as an experiment in Kelly Dobson's "Data Visceralization" research group at RISD. The idea is simple – use stones as the mechanism for transmitting sound. Running an amplified audio signal through an eccentric DC motor (that is, a motor with an unbalanced weight on it) turns the motor into a speaker of sorts, a transducer that propagates sound by coming into contact with other objects. The sound is difficult to hear in this video, but it's a working proof of concept.
putting the poetic potential of textedit's autocomplete to work...