Final project: Artist statement – David Lu

soundWALK When students leave classes at CMU, the most frequently taken path is the diagonal between Doherty Hall and the University Center. Along this path, these students would often be doing their own business, eg small talk with their classmates, staring at their mobile device, wearing earbuds and isolating themselves, or simply being lost in thought. If the…

Final Project: Prototype demo

bad weather means can’t prototype working demo so have some field recordings of pre-demo instead: Note that the footsteps stencils were added in right before I packed up so I wasn’t able to see how effective it was. With the sign that said “WALK ON ME,” the majority of people avoided walking on it. Some…

Final Project: Technical issues/documentation

Issue 1: getting plywood I scavenged Booth Teardown for plywood, having needed to sign a waiver, getting a wristband, and wearing a helmet. It was an interesting experience to be part of Teardown without ever having been involved with Booth. I didn’t have any friends available at that time, so getting the plywood back to DH…

Final Project: Conceptual overview/site observations

Overview At a busy pedestrian walkway (between DH and UC), people walk on plywood with footstep sensors attached that trigger electronic dance music at the tempo of the pedestrian’s walking. Site Reflection Generally, few people pay attention to what they are walking on, since the walkway between Doherty and the UC is an intermediary place.…