- Bubble wrap is like the simplest of buttons with haptic feedback.
- The popping of the bubbles is irreversible.
- Could we extend the act of POPping the bubbles – like how the record disk is left with a permanent imprint caused by the sounds recorded on them.
- We are interested in the production of sound and the haptic feedback of bubble wrap.
- We want to create a work that will be performative in nature.
Similar works, critique and differences / Inspiration sources
Bradley Hart’s ‘pointillist’ bubble wrap injections to create realistic painting method.
Michael Iveson builds bubble-wrap corridor inside The Averard Hotel in London. The effect of natural light coming through the varying surfaces of the POPed and unPOPed bubble wrap.
These works focused on the irreversible nature of human touch on the bubble wraps to produce a lasting visual imprint (in the case of Bradley Hart’s painting) and a spacial atmosphere (in the case of Michael Iveson’s site specific installation).
We believe that this same irreversible quality can take on a twist and help us to create a visual record of sounds produced.
Interaction (describe how people will interact with it, cover many scenarios):
- Participants will receive the device and some simple instructions.
- They can choose to POP their bubble wraps in any way they wish:
- Systematic / Random / One-by-One / Area of Effect / Till Completion / Give up Halfways?
- Participants will focus on the touch of the material.
- Participants will listen to the sounds they created.
- They will get the copy of their music in material and recorded form.
Handheld Interactive Device(s).
- Recording device.
- MAX MSP
- Arduino + Processing.
Milestones with a weekly breakdown of tasks to accomplish.
Monday, 24th September
· Pitch Proposal
|Monday, 3rd October
|Monday, 10th October
|Monday, 15th October
| Low Fidelity Prototype
|Monday, 24 October
|Monday, 5th November
| Refined Prototype
|Monday, 7 November
|Monday , 12 November
|Week of Nov 19th.
Description of the first prototype.
- A cardboard version of the device
- Simple MAX MSP sketch
- User Testing and Feedback
How will you work be shown at the end of the semester?
We will provide our participants with the devices and give them simple instructions to use them.
The participants will then possibly receive the bubble wrap they POPped.
How will you document your work? mainly the interaction?
We will document through the physical material and video recordings.