final presentation

Stephen Ward and Ollo MacLean
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Ollo's Brief:

A musical table designed to add tracks of music or sound as each step of the coffee-making process is performed, adding an element of music to stimulate the user’s auditory system, pique their senses, and begin a productive day. 

The Sunrise Symphony was modified to eliminate the visual aspect of the coffee-making ritual and remade more generically, such that any process in any order could be added to the mp3 drive, allowing the same sensation as initially shown. Each item had a specific sound that would play when lifted, affirming the user picked up the correct item, so that it also could be used by the visually impaired community. Underneath the pentagon frame, photoresistors line the outside of small holes, acting as light sensors playing the sound of one specific part of making coffee when a cylinder is removed. The sensors activate when an object is removed from the table, triggering an mp3 shield coded in C++ to play the corresponding layer of music or sound. 

Sunrise Symphony Poster

Stephen Ward and Ollo MacLean

video of working project

Stephen Ward and Ollo MacLean

coffee sounds from "Sunrise Symphony".

Arrow Catch Gameplay

Malachi Harris

In Use

Beatrix Metral

Maker Portfolio

Tinna Grönfeldt

Link to Film:

Through the Walls

Alma Erro

Through the Walls: A wearable sculpture that is created specifically for Jessica Hayon, a dancer from the Heidi Latsky Dance Company. It uses the concept of a soft material going through a hard material because Jessica constantly defies the assumptions and stereotypes people place on her.

Jessica Hayon is easygoing, determined and helpful. She is constantly trying to prove to herself and everybody around her that she is capable of doing anything. For example, unlike a lot of the other dancers she wasn't born with a disability of an injury, it developed over time. She started using a wheelchair when she was 13 and is also currently training for her fifth marathon. She always lends a hand to her friends without them even needing to ask. 

Through the Walls attaches to her shoulder and travels down her body where it connects to her ankle.  It is made of geometric pieces of acrylic connected by straps of cotton woven through holes in the wood. The cotton pops out of holes in the acrylic to relate back to the original concept.  

Final Poster

Gwyn McLear and Henry Tsai



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