Partner: Mars Zhao & Illénna Wu
Following the separate part of Art(content), Music(interaction) and Website with displaying effect(media), we wanted to do an Internet Art project with the link between traditional drawing and photographing.
We tend to do the storyline at first building connections between different types of sources, However, it is hard to build the connections between groups(of course you would not only present one group on the website). Then we again focus back to our original ideas, to classify the photos and pictures, in this way, it will be natural to present their connections. It could be either different ideas in illustrating the same object(e.g., animated drawing versus portraits), or it could be the similarities when dealing with the sceneries(about what to accept or reject in scenery drawing and picturing. ) But then we find that it would be difficult to make a connection and tell a story between these two kinds of pictures. So in terms of drawing, the next idea is to explain such an idea at first: Basically, there would be pictures of normal things and pictures of how normal things can transform to interesting environments. The photo would seem to be normal at first, but with your mouse moving around the photos, something different would occur. However, after drawing out several things, we found that a lot of white space may effect badly on pixelated illustration.
For the Music part, with the help from Ji Wong, we find that there’s a function in P5 that allows us to connects note to a specific number in MIDI, this allows us to erase the digital block while playing music following its pace. In terms of the style of music, we come up with an HSB detecting function that allows us to transfer RGB color to HSB color and then we can map the area so that depends on different colors different kinds of music will be played.
My part in this project is mainly about drawings and music editing and writing the music description about its feeling and how it combine with our project, by drawing with color pencils and recording down the notes and transfer it to MIDI audio numbers with Illénna. In this program, I understand that besides the project there would be so many revision and change, and that would hardly be seen in a normal project. People would only remember what they see with their eyes at first sight, if not necessary, they won’t give a glance behind something. In my previous projects, it is always quite direct and convenient to reach the end, which hardly causes any problems for me. But this time we have given up some drawings and underestimated the difficulty in building a huge platform while presenting rich contents. But what I’m pride of is that Everything we did is original steps, except for those songs that are familiar to everyone. But for the songs, we get the notes ourselves and transfer it to midi notes manually. And it takes a really long time to draw all these pictures so that I feel we do have a rich content in our project
(Although not all of the pictures are used and displayed in our project, but it does take me a lot of time to draw it)