Movement

 

Movement research: guided by an abductive (on-the-fly, adapted) approach, process-philosophical questions of subjectification and felt meaning. Playful, poetic, tuned for expert and non-expert movement alike with no encoded assumptions about intention or telos.

Experimental movement / wearable / music work by Halley Willcox (Movement) and Seth Thorn (Sound and Sensing). May 16, 2019, Synthesis Center iStage, Arizona State University.

Experimental mapping of wrist sensor: particle synthesis (glisson, pulsar, granular) with amplitude convolution of composed loop.

Experimental mapping of wrist sensor: processed viola samples mapped to differential spatial fields and accumulation processes.

M4L module demo that looks at time intervals between sensor zero-crossings and analyzes for variance. Low variances causes a control signal to rise, which is mapped to reverb, pitch shifter and tremolo effects.

 

Connectivity + Statistical + Mapping Modules

Connection Module : Connects to one of six absolute orientation sensors, scales motion input data and makes it available to other Max for Live modules.

Connection Module: Connects to one of six absolute orientation sensors, scales motion input data and makes it available to other Max for Live modules.

Statistics Module : Optional statistical analysis of multiple sensor streams available for other Max for Live modules.

Statistics Module: Optional statistical analysis of multiple sensor streams available for other Max for Live modules.

Mapping Module : Allows selection of an input stream (either unprocessed or output from statistical module), scaling of the metric, attack and decay ramping, optional accumulation or timer processing, morphological transformation, and intercalation with other sensor streams (pitch, roll, yaw) with full shaping control. The final control signal can be mapped to an audio gate or any other parameters in the Live set with individual scaling parameters for up to four output streams. Optional output of a fifth OSC stream for data logging, visualization, etc.

Mapping Module: Allows selection of an input stream (either unprocessed or output from statistical module), scaling of the metric, attack and decay ramping, optional accumulation or timer processing, morphological transformation, and intercalation with other sensor streams (pitch, roll, yaw) with full shaping control. The final control signal can be mapped to an audio gate or any other parameters in the Live set with individual scaling parameters for up to four output streams. Optional output of a fifth OSC stream for data logging, visualization, etc.

Multiple Sensor Streams : Visualization of multiple Sensor.AO.UDP objects receiving data streams from six sensors.

Multiple Sensor Streams: Visualization of multiple Sensor.AO.UDP objects receiving data streams from six sensors.

 

Wireless Motion Sensor Construction

Shows the process of a constructing a sensor using an Adafruit Feather M0 WiFi development board, an absolute orientation sensor based on a Bosch BNO055, and haptic feedback with a disc motor and NPN transistor.

This work is done in collaboration with the Synthesis Center at Arizona State University and supported by a Herberger Institute Research Investment Grant.