PDF File - castellucci_3d_p3
Work Title: Identity of the Flame
Artists: Michael Castellucci & Olivia Webb
Media: Digital – Processing and Kinect
The Candle has many symbolic meaning besides being another source of light seen as a very import symbols in many different cultures from Christianity to Wicca as a source use of prayer for those who have passed or symbolism for a God. Combining two of our assignments we came up with using that symbol as the center of our assignment to make it look as if the light of the candle is following us.
In this piece we are exploring the concept of identity through the embodiment of the human soul. The lit candle represents both the idea of life and death, a journey that all souls must take as a natural life cycle. As the user walks by the installation their likeness (a form of identity) is displayed in a ghostly manor within an array of light surrounding the flame of the candle. As they walk by the array will bend to try and follow them in the direction they are going. For those who stop and view while standing in the middle will become fully encircled in the light. This represents one’s identity through the symbolism of life, death, faith, purity and spirituality as well lost and found understandings of self-identity and purpose as one goes through their journey of life. One can choose to stop and smell the roses or can let life pass them by as they continue on their busy day.
PDF Artists Statement: artists_statement_m_castellucci_o_webb
Processing Code Files: final_project_mc_ow2
Michael Castellucci & Olivia Webb
PDF File Here: castellucci_m_firefly
This piece evolves the concept of project 1′s idea of self and motion through time and self-ageing with the addition of distortion of one’s memory of the past. Fragments of memories can connect one to their past which can be changed and blurred by the mind. Using six images of myself at different ages from a small infant up to the present, exploded fragments of the images are scattered forward and back across the canvas creating a blurred and distorted image. Sometimes the images are clearer than others showing that memories can be changed, enhanced or be influenced by photographs. Our minds are not always reliable in creating a perfect image of the past, often rewriting memories. We all are connected to our past that has shaped us into the people we are today.
This piece is a collage that embodies the idea of self and motion through time with a visual representation of self-ageing. Using six images of myself at different ages from a small infant up to the present, fragments of the images are scattered across the canvas with a transparency depicting the connection on has with their past and how one changes over time. We all are connected to our past which has shaped us into the people we are today. Fragments of memories can connect one to their past which can be changed and blurred by the mind.
Aquarium Pond Space
Fish Tank Floor: Floor: https://www.visualitineraries.com/img/locations/11757.jpg
This project will be a one-player educational interactive quiz game to inform
users on various scuba diving facts. To play the user will navigate their way
through a 3D underwater terrain in first person control as they search for
hidden treasure chests. Once a treasure chest is found the user will click on
it and a multiple-choice question will pop up. Upon answering the question
correct the user will collect a treasure point and continue on their search.
If they answer the question wrong they must try again. Once the user has
collected all the treasure the game is over.
The point of the project is to educate the user on scuba diving facts in an
interactive and engagingly fun way.
Flow Chart / Graphic Mock-up:
(I tried to upload to fireftp but had troubles)
Possible for fish - http://threejs.org/examples/#webgl_gpgpu_birds
Tried to add for first person movement but no luck - http://stemkoski.github.io/Three.js/Chase-Camera.html
Photo Credit: <a href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/38851323@N05/6713113925/”>Zé.Valdi</a> via <a href=”http://compfight.com”>Compfight</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/”>cc</a>