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Emotional Painting. Authors = students @ Ma IDM Ravensborne
Jon cambeul, Amy Chan, Nadia Khan, Steve Cullen, Jim Wood, Sonia Boonphen

This presentation was based on the idea of subverting the desktop interface. A combination of generative and interactive processes controlled by various inputs combine to make an abstract drawing that also includes the viewer's image captured by a small video camera.

The viewer is able to manipulate visuals on the screen by use of the pen, sound input and their position on the accompanying chair. The sensors on the chair pick up vibrations and translate them to objects in the drawing; if the viewer sits without moving there will be little change, but if they are moving a lot more objects will be drawn. The pen tablet is used in an unconventional way in that it does not draw the line that is produced, but instead changes the colour and processing of the video image. In fact, the line drawing is generated and manipulated by a hidden microphone, which uses the sound input level to affect the process.

The concept for this project comes from looking at how we could use software and sensors to create different ways of drawing and creating audio.