SOUND IN MOTION, 2015
This project, created in collaboration with Clair Chin, is comprised of four interactive components. A tree supported rope swing, a sound recorder connected to headphones, an LED light strip, and infrared proximity sensors.We were able to set up proximity sensors that output information to an arduino, our arduino then controlled when the LED strip would light. Once a user of our installation was close enough to our sensors the lights turned on. Users of the installation began to swing while listening to the sounds of wind rushing through the headphones connected to the swing.
Our hopes in making this installation were to create a new experience by using a familiar action. This installation combines auditory and visual experience with movement made by the user. By amplifying sound we were able to heighten the experience the user had of swinging. The interactivity of lighting that was included in our installation was meant to visually attract and appeal to curious users approaching our piece. We were pleased we were successfully able to integrate technology into this commonplace and nostalgic action in a way that in meaningful to it.