portrait progress

I’ve picked up my ‘silent days’ piece again. I’m making it all OOP which is
a nice study case while also making a new work. The Portait class loads all
the portraits and sets their initial transparency. One picture shows all 27
portraits at 10% opacity. The other picture shows the results of the combined Portait and P_button
class. The latter draws the buttons and adds the different visual states.
The next step will be to add interactivity and work the transparency of the
portraits through the buttons at the bottom. Looking forward to programming
this :)

27_portaits
Portaits_ui

silence over time

For some time I’ve been looking for a way to display silence on the maps
when I don’t move. I did a test to determine how far the markers must be
apart to make them accessible and how this corresponds with GPS coordinates.
In processing I’ve written a script that looks for the uppermost top-left
coordinate in a file and from that point starts building a grid. Of course
the coordinates aren’t exact but they will around the silent area and you’ll
be able to access all of the points. I build this example using GeoRSS that
I created in Processing.

Test
Grid

making a silence map

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Picture by Werkplaats voor de Stilte (Ingrid Bal)
In this final workshop we explored the actual space of the future silence
space. We used the social mapping method called MAPit, developed by the
researchers of the Media & Design Academy in Genk (B), visit
www.socialspaces.be for more information. It’s an intuitive and visual way
to think about a problem. In this case the problem was: what constitutes a
silence place, what do we think should be present in such a space. In the
picture you see the final version of our map. As I’ve got a soft spot for maps I really enjoyed working with this flexible
mapping tool. Apart from visualising it also makes discussion very easy.