I believe our emotion is a beautiful piece of music, but how can we record or listen to it?
Human emotion is complicated, it is hard to capture and communicate. But what fascinates me the most is exactly this inexplicability. I’m very interested in the beauty and poetry of people’s inner worlds. When I’m talking about communication emotion, I’m not trying to find a clear way to define our feelings and explain it to other people. Instead, I want to keep the communication subtle and implicit. I want to preserve the beauty and complexity of our emotion, but explore the art of communication.
Our emotion can affect how we make sense the world, and our physical sense can also evoke synesthesia of emotion. So,can we use other senses as media and tools for communication.Without language, without explanation, can we just use our senses to feel, and understand? Can we use non verbal ways to communicate?
This Moolody machine is one of my experiments to explore the possibility of using our senses to evoke, preserve, and transmit our emotion. After having a conversation, you probably won’t remember what you actually talked about, but you remember how the conversation went. Was it a happy one or an argument? If you wipe off all the language and content, just leave the note and the rhythm, what you really have here is the mood. The melody of the mood.
Moolody is drawing machine that can record conversation and translate people's voice into a pattern, and then turn the conversation into abstract music.
Enjoy the music of your emotion.
NYU ITP Winter Show
I separate the two step moters, and make the paper spin.
Using copper pipe to replace the wood board.
Use Pure data to read the pitch and volume of my voice.Separate my voice into different ranges. Use OSC to connect Pure Data with Processing.
I tested 12v 6N solenoid, and connected with Arduino.
I bought two kinds of Pipettes. The glass one is 3ml, and the plastic one is 1ml.
I tried to use sloenoid to squeeze the pipettes, but it was too weak to push the water out. But the servo works. It is much stronger than the solenoid.