Final Project Artist Statement_ Ruby

Artist Statement   There is this contemporary societal pressure on women’s appetite that hinders women from overly indulging in guilty foods. Whether it is the outside pressure of ideal body image or our self-conscious minds that inhibit us from adopting the diabetic eating habits, women are challenged to suppress our cravings for food. The classic…

final project: artist statement and video documentation

  Astral Flora mixed media, microcontroller, sensors, motors, projections approximately 15’ wide x 12’ high x 12’ deep as installed in the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, May 2 – 17, 2014   Astral Flora video documentation Astral Flora is a merging between waking reality and lucid dream state, an attempt to coax thought-forms…

Prototype Demo, Reflections/Revisions -Mitsuko

When Prototyping Monday and Wednesday I got some great feedback to revise my piece: 1. Compressor/Limiter- Golan listened to my sounds and gave the greatest suggestion of using a compressor/limiter. This allowed less harm on the mic, while also allowing less worrying about the intensity of my sounds on the listener. Golan lent me one of…

final project: prototype and reflection / revisions

  It takes a village. I owe shout outs to many people who helped me get the project up and running. When I decided to use a microcontroller instead of the initial Pistil Tickle inverter feedback loop to control the motors, Ali Momeni provided guidance. At this point, I was using my old Arduino and…

Artist Statement

For my first two years of college, I was a student in an intense pre-medicine program.  It was in this culture that I learned to be a college student, and I quickly learned to focus only on myself.  I realized that I should be constantly absorbed in my own work and that if I let…

“Bald-Faced Transponder” statement [Miles]

“Bald-faced Transponder” is a temporary installation in an elevator car. There are two central components of the work: a hornet’s nest, and live air traffic control communications. The bald-faced hornets nest was purchased from a Pittsburgh resident who found it on his private property. It has a viscerally alarming presence, and a faint but noticeable…

Prototype and reflections

Here’s a photo of the current stage out on the fire escape (sorry it’s a bit big and the quality isn’t great):   After leaving it out on my fire escape, and re-tuning the strings to the supposed fundamental of Ab, I still found it too quiet. I am thinking it is best to use…