Final Project Process Report: Memory Tree

Memory Tree. Process Report.

Use input datas of stories from strangers. I want to ask them a question like ” When is the most memorial moment in your life?”, “What is the most valuable moment in your life?”, or “Tell me about your story that makes you heart-beating”. Based on the inputs, the tree can show visual effects such as growing leaves, falling leaves, and colour changes of leaves. The tree will be have more energy and power of itself when people input more and more stories which have the great power to change the world.

I can’t tell who I am and what I think without saying my experiences and thoughts. Every experiences have influenced my life a lot.

I think every moments can change our lives and all the experiences we have had influence our present and the future. Also, keeping the valuable moments in mind and considering the real significant values of our lives are important. We are living in the fast-world (like fast-food). It is easy to be lost our sincere values or forget the important part of our lives. Therefore, I wanted to make a memory tree that can evoke us what is the most important values in their life by encouraging them to think about the values. Additionally, it can be interacted by people’s motions or pulse rates. The tree project’s interaction can tell we are living together and each moment of each person influence the world by communication and connection.

My concept is still a little bit vague and abstract, so I will develop it to make it concrete by researching more.

[ 1st. Prototype. ]

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 12.15.00 PM Web Version                                                                                   

:: making a leaf shape by using text inputs.

– Problem : It is hard to build and also hard to read to recognise the texts. Also, it become ugly, if it has numerous texts.

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[ 2nd. Prototype. ] 

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 9.01.12 PM Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 9.02.02 PM Processing Version

I changed to use Processing which is more familiar to me and has lots of open sources in the Internet.  I tried to build a tree (very simple prototype) and have function of collecting input datas.

[ 3rd. Prototype ]

Screen Shot 2013-11-20 at 7.03.26 PM Processing + Javascript 

I tried to combine Processing code with Javascript because Javascript can draw canvas faster than Processing (Processing sometimes slowly react to interactions-mouse movement, text inputs). If I use Javascript, moreover, I can build a website version of the project as well.

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[ Next Step ]

However, it still looks rough prototype. I will develop the tree’s visual more beautiful and also add more interesting effects. Additionally, I will build physical thing that has sensor to interact with people and test projector.


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