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  • thisisvictorkim 3:57 am on May 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Victor Kim Final Post 

    Don Music is a audio/visual performance that utilizes a MaxMSP patch to trigger Sesame Street video samples in a musical way.  It is also the stepping stone for more a/v performances.

    Here is my final paper

    All my research for this project can be found from March 24th onward:


  • thisisvictorkim 5:14 am on May 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Don Music 

    Snippets from my practice session for Don Music

  • thisisvictorkim 10:16 pm on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    New Shtuff 

    so The only advancements are that I know I’ll be using a few Ray Kurzweil talks juxtaposed with this talk by Dan Beuttner where he says we can’t just take pills or go on diets that will make us live longer.

    The sequencer is 70% working.

    I might need to add a few more sample banks.

    that is all


  • thisisvictorkim 6:11 am on April 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Kickstarter is easy 


    • Lee 2:33 pm on April 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Not true, my kickstarter was rejected =(

  • thisisvictorkim 10:55 pm on April 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    something must’ve happened, I definitely posted a full schedule before class on Monday…

    for May  09 – Final Presentation.  Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight… get down tonight.

    for May  05 – finish rough draft, fine tune videos/sound, rehearse,

    for May  02 – user testing, fill in a bit of final paper sections, fine tune videos/sound, rehearse

    for April 28 – user testing, plan out final paper sections, collect more videos, master sound and fine tune timing, rehearse

    for April 25 – User testing, get Kickstarter page up with updated demo video, come up with theme for video samples, start collecting videos, plan out “storyline”/song structure of the performance

    for April 21 – plan out short presentation, work out pad kinks, add playback speed and step sequencer functionality

    for April 18 –

  • thisisvictorkim 3:57 am on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    current prototype 


    the video samples need to be tighter but i got the bare basic mechanics working now

  • thisisvictorkim 10:06 pm on April 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    “Video Sampler” performance Prior Art *edit* 

    So my idea is inspired by my own attempts at recreating Lasseg Gjertsen’s pseudo drum machine videos.  While editing my own video I kept thinking to myself how much easier it would be if I just had a video sampler/drum machine instead of cutting up a video and plotting music on a timeline (Final Cut) that is not optimized for sequencing a beat.


    so beginning with what my performance is not, here is a VJ (video jockey) set from VJ Fader.  he is controlling visuals to accompany a DJ/artists performance.

    it is more akin to the MPC performances by Araab Muzik and Jeremy Ellis

  • thisisvictorkim 5:20 am on April 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    this might be interesting…

    “IOIO (pronounced: yo-yo) is a product which lets you connect electronic circuits to an Android device and control them from an Android application.”

  • thisisvictorkim 8:03 pm on April 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Musical Cigarettes 


    This was inspired by the youtube hit “Amateur” by Lasser Gjertsen.  It is my first “prototype” (rough video edit) of the notion of mundane, everday habits as musical instruments.

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  • thisisvictorkim 1:58 am on April 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Aesthetics of Interaction 

    Thought this paper that Yury referenced during my crit could be useful for everyone:

    Click to access PB-572.pdf

    The paper itself is on page 31.

  • thisisvictorkim 8:56 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Autobots, ROLE Out 

    Get it?


    So going off my Sex Drugs & Rock and Roll object I decided to focus on one object.

    The different interactive characteristics of a cigarette box can be mapped to different sounds.  A pack of smokes naturally makes rhythmic sounds.  What sounds can be mapped so the interactions aren’t changed from a habitual smoker? A slide whistle for sliding a cigarette out? A muted trumpet for opening the pack? Drums for packing the box?


    My big question still remains in what medium to present this.  perhaps a short film to fake this act.  I dunno if I can actually make this.

    • Victor Kim 11:41 pm on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      LOOK UP Lisa Li – Paper Piano project
      READ Designer Management Article on Noam Toran
      READ Aesthetics of Interaction
      THINK ABOUT Character first
      THINK ABOUT WHY these objects
      THINK ABOUT Subverting the cultural meaning
      THINK ABOUT Sound at the end?

  • thisisvictorkim 10:19 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


  • thisisvictorkim 9:15 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    What would Ian Dury Do? 

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  • thisisvictorkim 9:33 pm on March 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Some more prototypes and junk 

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    • Victor Kim 10:13 pm on March 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What was the easiest thing and what was the hardest thing about these prototypes?

      I think I am still struggling to figure out what I want to do for this project, so the hardest part was deciding which ideas i wanted to prototype. It was easy to mock it up, but for the most part, I am not happy with any of my ideas so another hard part is living with my ideas for this class.

      I like my ideas I have come up with and they bring up a smile, but they are not necessarily projects i want to pursue and include in my portfolio upon graduation.

  • thisisvictorkim 9:08 pm on March 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Victor’s RPG (Role Prototype 

    1. Reverse Incognito Adult Toys.  In this example the user is using a telescope that is disguised as a penis enlarger pump to view the cosmos.  this can also be a vibrator.  other ideas would be a porno dvd case that would be a a cigarette/cigar case or nicotine patches hidden in condom wrapper.

    2. Musician Cam is an easy to use and wearable camera that would display a musician’s point of view during a live show.

    3. Smart Spray Paint Coozy wraps around your spray can and alerts you when cops are near by

    4. Mid-Day Nap Preventor shocks you if you fall asleep during the day

    5. Smart(Ass) Ashtray collects environmental data  and tells you how many days you’re shaving off your life

    6. Turntable Diagnostic is module that tells you what’s wrong with your turntable.


  • thisisvictorkim 8:52 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply  


    Watch video:


    got some weird spikes in readings that caused some odd (fun) effects

  • thisisvictorkim 10:31 pm on March 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    “temperature” sensor graph 

    (note: “temperature” because I still need to adjust my thermometer, so for this example I was using light sensor.  a light sensor may be used for the final iterations)

    sensor values are plotted to randomly plotted circles’ color.  over time this will create a collage of (hopefully) consistent colors.  If the temperature sensor is moved around to different climates then it won’t be a consistent color.  if I add a light sensor, it’ll get variance from the lights in my room being turned and off. so in theory i should get a nice collage of complimentary colors.

  • thisisvictorkim 9:56 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Traffic Light Doorbell by Alvaro, Bree, and Victor 

    code for the doorbell buzzer and doorbell bell

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