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Body Architect: Lucy McRae

MAKE YOUR MAKER Short Film from Lucy McRae on Vimeo.

Morphē Short Film for Aēsop from Lucy McRae on Vimeo.

On The In-Between: Stop Motion

Stop Motion Capture of my thesis exhibition installation (April 14-22, 2010). Soil is strategically placed on the floor of the gallery delineating a path the viewer must navigate/traverse to view the sculptural rings on display. I wrote a short Processing script to run on the iMac in the gallery.

On the In-Between: Stop Motion from geoff riggle on Vimeo.

Folding Dodecahedron

A couple weeks ago, after months of trials and tribulations, I finally got a fully folding/unfolding prototype of a dodecahedron. I experimented with a plethora of materials and actuators ranging from paper and nitinol wire to copper and dc-motors, finally settling on acrylic and servos.

Now… what do I do with this thing?

Dodeca Servo from geoff riggle on Vimeo.

Next – Actuate Dodecahedron

So, it is summertime, my house is nearly painted, I’ve gutted one of my bathrooms for remodel, and I’ve begun taking steps toward what I hope to be my thesis work. I want to actuate my dodecahedrons based on viewer’s movements within the gallery. I’ve begun making models and prototypes of the various components to achieve this goal. Here is a short (5min or so) video of what I’m working on/progress.

Actuating Dodecahedron Prototype 1 from geoff riggle on Vimeo.

Phase One – Reception

The lights were fading, the cheesecake was being consumed, and we had pretty good turn out considering it was the last week of classes. Thanks to all who made it out. Here is a short video thanks to Christian. Check out more vids from the reception on his page.

Spatially Sensed Experience: Phase I

After an exhausting week of moving, litterally, tons of bricks and buckets of water, Spatially Sensed Experience: Phase I is now on display in Hiestand Gallery, ready for your viewing/experiencing pleasure until May 8th. The opening reception is Thursday, April 30th, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

If you aren’t able to make it, enjoy the live feed courtesy of my cohort:


Ring, Ring, Tick, Tick, BOOM!

This is for a friend of mine’s ( Joshua Foy) thesis ceramics installation who’s show opens in a little over a week. His recent thesis work has focused on political ‘hot-topics.’ We collaborated on a simple way of allowing viewers to interact with one of his large ceramic wall pieces which references the use of IEDs (Improvised explosive devices) in the middle east. The idea is that a pre-paid cell phone will be located in the suspended ceiling of the gallery which the audience will be able to call. When the phone rings, it will trigger the sound of an IED initializing and exploding through speakers also hidden in the suspended ceiling.

Here, I’ve taken a Piezo Buzzer and used it as an analog input device to the Arduino. I needed to ‘trigger’ the sound of an IED by picking up the vibrations of a ringing cell phone (a common means of triggering explosives in guerilla warfare). I used a simple Processing sketch to playback the .wav files.

Ring, Ring, Tick, Tick, BOOM! from geoff riggle on Vimeo.

Columns Test Install

For my critique last night I setup two sets of the columns/pods for the gallery installation that goes up in about one month. We are still having difficulty with the timing of the fades but I’m working on that. Each column is constructed out of kiln bricks and has a 100 watt flood light located in the bottom. PIR sensors, located in the bottom of the larger columns, are tripped when viewers walk by triggering which column/pod is lighting. I have enough electronic components and brick for four sets (4 large and 4 small columns). I’m not sure now if we will utilize all these. I think each set can possibly command a lot more space than I am currently invisioning.

Here’s a video (I’m walking back and forth out of frame to trigger column shifts):

Arduino – AC Dimming – finishing the fade

Yay while()!
Now the fade is finishing before the switch! I’m also not so worried for once about getting stuck in an infinite loop. If the board freezes, at least I don’t have to hard-reboot!