Pollock in action

Here is physical interface to virtually paint like Pollock.

This is a short explanation of how it woks:

The actual color was replaced by light.

The brush is made from wood. Inside it: Accelerometer, Arduino-mini, EasyRadio RF-Module, RGB-LEDs.

The accelerometer data is transmitted to the computer over serial(over air).

The computer sends back the color information for the RGB-LEDs.
The color is changed by pointing the brush into the paint buckets.


Assignment 4


Here is the last assignment where I have tried to include everything we have learned.

I created a class with some inputs, and I updated them to make them react to the mouse position.

I also include the mouse iteration to pause the image.

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Project Idea: Movement Art

It would be fun to create a interactive and colorful floor, where when people steps, circles of different colors are drawn. When people get closer to each other, the color of the circles mixes. You could also add other variables as make the circle disappear when a person is stopped for more than 10 seconds, and that way you can also reflect movement.

This could be used in a gallery, at university, at an airport, or any place with an influx of people and make the space interactive.

Big Bang, Big Boom


After last classes talking about mashups, new media, interactivity and motion I remember that video a friend once showed me.


It is not only about how they create animation from what I thought it was a static art, but how they want to express, how they add the sounds, how they mix the graffiti art with other techniques,etc

What impressed me most was how they are able to interact with the elements and objects they find in the street as the plastic bag, the soccer ball or when the drawing seems to be filling up a bucket.

It is also kind of interesting to see the guy painting the graffitis at some points of the video.

Definitely is enough ambiguous and curious to catch the watcher attention.

Hope you all enjoy it!


Assignment 2_ For loop

After experimenting for  a while with different examples and trying to include for loops statements I chose one that consist in a line and two ellipses and I modified it to make it less rigid.

I also tried to add color to it but I wasn’t able to assign different colors for the different ellipses, i just achieve to change the color of all of them together.

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Assignment 1.2_Drawing

The experience trying to draw something from cero it wasn’t as easy at it seemed.

I think my main trouble has been with the punctuation marks to execute the statements and the order of the statements.

Probably have to get more used to the idea of declaration, definition, use.

Despite the obstacles, I finally made my drawing. I draw 3 ellipses, and I tried to change some parameters in each of them as the fill color, the stroke or the dimensions.

Then I also added some movement to the ellipses taking into account that they are also defined by where they are located.

Here is the result into a series of 5 images.

I’ve added some variable functions that make some parameters depend on others

The two first ellipses have a variable “x” (both varies the same way) and a fix “y”.

The third one, varies the “x” the same as the other two, but it also varies the “y depending on the “x” and the “x” dimension depending on the ”y”.

Assignment 1_Getting in touch with Processing

This is my first time using processing, thus to get in touch with it, I’ve took an example and started changing some parameters to see what happens.

First of all I’ve changed the background and the coordinates of the rectangles.

It is possible to see how much the drawing alters just with those simple changes.

After that I started playing with other things as the location of the rectangles in the canvas or the stroke.

Till now I’ve only changed what already exists but I haven’t tried to write anything.