STAGE STAR is an interactive video projection installation designed specifically for the musical concert setting. By translating audio input and control from crowd
movement into video and light projection, STAGE STAR creates a concert experience that is both immersive and unique. It was my final project for IAT 443: Interactive Video.
I am so proud of my team for pulling this all together!
A friend shared this video with me and it made me think of two things.
1. The concept of strangers. I think my goal is to not leave anyone I encounter as a stranger. I think that strangers are friends I have not met yet. I feel sad thinking that two people who shared an intimate relationship could be come so estranged. I hope that all of my partners in life call me “friend” regardless of our relationship status. It was really good for me to ponder this because I think there are a few people I have left with something other than an invitation of friendship. I’ve got some contacting to do!
2.Media inspires me! This video reminded me why I make media. It isn’t tell someone else my message. And it isn’t to have a conversation. It is to make people think. To make people question. And to make THEM start conversation. I am so grateful to do what I love everyday!
Fun for A Change is a social innovation challenge that encourages youth to come up with fun ways to create positive change. It’s about getting people to “do the right thing” and change behavior by using fun and game-like motivations. It’s about learning and applying game mechanics without necessarily creating a game. It’s about thinking outside the box and rethinking how we can change the world.
I am so proud of my team – we came in third place and here was our project: SMASHTRASH
So I just watch the AMAZING movie Requiem for a Dream for the first time. It was directed by the same guy who made Black Swan (winner!) and I’m really excited to watch more of his stuff. Anywho, I thought IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL FILM. The acting was so real and I found the whole thing to be very immersive. The soundtrack is haunting and I thought the editing was super innovative, simple and a very creative use of the visual medium. Did i mention the script? BEAUTIFUL! Every word. I laughed, had tears in my eyes and was really taken by the narrative. It was a very interesting study of addiction. I think they should show this movie in high schools because it really made me want to not do drugs. hahaha. But seriously, the conclusion was really disturbing (in a good way) and I was physically altered by watching this film. Riding my bike home afterwards was a bit of an adventure given my slightly altered frame of mind having just watched 2ish hours of drug related visuals (had this moment where my shadow was chasing me… so scary… and funny haha). It’s interesting to think about my own addictions though. In the movie they deal with hard drug addiction, prescription drug addiction, food addiction, sex addiction, people addiction, art addiction… I think everyone has addictions. What is your drug? And what would your life be like without it?