Hi , my name is Cody Scharfe and I am a student here at McGill studying Computer Science and Art History. I am interested in combining the Sciences and Arts under one creative umbrella.
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Documentation from Syzygy //-->
For Syzygy, working with my friend Phah Reed, a future fossil was constructed.Thoughts ::
This specific instance is a creature symbolizing what may exist on a larger scale in the future, the vertebrae pulsate with life and light. Gallery goer's were able to use their smartphones to input light pattern commands via HTML forms. The commands were stored in the AppEngine database then pulled via a python script running in the back room. During Syzygy, the behavioural light patterns able to be selected were tweaked to suit the current music being played by the bands.
The components consisted of :::
Phone Forest //->
At the entrance , 3 future phone trees were hung from the ceiling, wired up along the walls then coming down into an amplifier hidden in the corner. This allowed people to walk inside the protective barriers of each one (+ textile circle aura ), then talk into the phones. This resulted in reverb+delay (Revebedelay?) blasts from a nearby amplifier hooked up to the 3 trees.
The phones' speakers were rewired to act as the inputs. This created a nice vintage 'crunch' in the signal when it hit the amplifier. Moreover, it made people realise that you can change/manipulate technology, its not a one way discourse where you are only the listener.