Synthetic Bodies, by Matias Vilaplana. M.A. in Media Arts Thesis. Interactive dance-music performance using motion capture technology for the dancer to control sounds with her body. Winter 2019
Kiran Bhumber‘s M.A. in Media Arts thesis Phulkari is an multimedia performance that explores diasporic South Asian identity and the concept of ‘cultural memory’ through contemporary media technologies. The basis of the piece is the Phulkari, a traditional Punjabi textile. The piece incorporates dance, music, motion tracking, and live image projection.
Scanning instrument by Matias Vilaplana. An array of 20 reflective optical sensors and an Arduino UNO to control interdependent digital oscillators in Max. PAT 452 Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2018.
Interactive Audiovisual Installation by Leith Campbell. University of Michigan PAT 452, Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2016.
Eric Sheffield‘s M.A. in Media Arts Thesis “Distributed Mechanical Actuation of Percussion” explored the collaborative design (with performers) of mechanically actuated percussion instruments. Control of the mechatronic system was shared and distributed among performers and between them and the computer. Performances by Shane Jones, David Newton, and Chris Sies, University of Michigan, Winter 2015.