Go ahead and dip a cup into the Ocean of the Stream of Stories, and see what you find...
For this project, our group performed three compositions, each of which was made up of four different songs arranged in creative ways. We agreed that we wanted each of our compositions to be unique by playing with varying levels of chance, indeterminacy, and entropy. We were able to organize these factors within each composition through use of timers and random number generators. We hope your enjoy our performance.
For those of you who don’t know, the goal of the ice bucket challenge was to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is a disease that causes the degeneration of neurons and leads to loss of muscular functions. By representing the spread of the ice bucket challenge as neurons and synapses, I plan to send a message about the effectiveness of the ice bucket challenge in raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Upon observation of a very busy central crosswalk, we noticed that too many people jaywalk in potentially dangerous situations. We would like to draw attention to their actions, because they often cross the street without paying attention to their surrounding and what their feet are actually doing. The way we will address this is by placing motion and weight sensors in the crosswalk that will sense the weight distribution of a person walking against the traffic (as opposed to the weight distribution of a car). If a person jaywalks, a loud beeping noise from the ground and a small vibration from under their footsteps will draw their attention to their feet and make them rethink jaywalking and keep them safe (compare this to a similar situation that we often find ourselves in - when you are in a car and have yet to buckle your seatbelt, a loud and obnoxious beeping noise will remind you to do so, and will not stop until you buckle your seatbelt).
Our group representation powerpoint