DAY 1 – OVERVIEW
Presentation – Expressive Interfaces
Questions to ask yourself as you design your interface
What is the ritual?
- Sound Performance – Performance Spaces
- Sound Installation – Gallery Spaces
- Demos and Research Projects
- Video/Online Performance
- Personal Desktop
- Product Design – Designing instruments for others
What are the performance challenges?
- Virtuosity and Resistance – How do you determine what is a good performance?
- Stakes – What is the challenge being witnessed?
- Pretense – What information does the audience have before and during the performance?
Types of Interfaces
- Mimicking traditional Instruments
- Augmented acoustic Instruments
- Wearable controllers
- Invisible controllers
- MIDI effects
- LED output for feedback from Input Device
- Synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, tone banks, etc with MIDI input
- MIDI to DC controllers – automating lights, motors, and DC power devices (radios, turntables, anything DC powered)
- MIDI TO AC controllers – controlling relays to switch AC power on and off
- Matt Steinke Example 1
- Matt Steinke More Examples
Types of Digital Communication
- MIDI (one way – In/Out)
- USB MIDI
- OTHER – USB, OSC, SPI, I2C
DAY 2 – BASIC IO
TYPES OF SENSORS
Analog Inputs – Pots, photocell, IR sensors – Control Change and Serial
Capacitance Touch – Note ON/OFF
MIDI Motor – Note ON/OFF and CC
MIDI Servo – Note ON/OFF and CC
HOMEWORK: Make 2 – 3 sketches of future interface projects. You can make notes and write about the projects as well. I will meet with each of you one-on-one to discuss.
INPUT – Accelerometer input to ESP via I2C
MORE TO COME…
Basic Puredata Tutorials
Basic Arduino Tutorials
SERIAL TO MIDI
Parts and Supplies
Sparkfun – Great kits and parts specific to microcontroller dev, 3d printers, maker stuff
Adafruit – Great kits and parts specific to microcontroller dev, 3d printers, maker stuff
All Electronics – Surplus parts, kits and parts specific to microcontroller dev, 3d printers, maker stuff
Electronic Goldmine – Surplus parts