TXTTONE is my final project for Live Web. It’s a web browser and SMS-based collaborative musical instrument that is meant to be performed in a room full of people with laptops and cellphones. I wanted to create an interactive and collaborative musical experienced based on the ubiquitous technologies that we normally have with us at all times. I was also interested in the play between the synchronous and asynchronous and explore the phase effects that result from TXTTONE being played on multiple computers simultaneously. TXTTONE is programmed in AJAX/PHP, with SMS support by TextMarks. I did the sound design in Logic Pro; I was going for “wind chimes meets dial tone.”
This semester, I’ve been working on building my web programming chops in Dynamic Web Development and Flash of Flash at ITP. Using some of the new skills I’ve picked up, I have created three ways of presenting Snapshots, an online collection of music I have composed this school year at ITP.
Here is a Flash-based loader of Flickr images that I am working on for my Flash of Flash class.
The UI is still a little buggy and needs refinement, but basically, if you click on a city name, the Flickr loader starts loading the latest photos tagged with the city in Flickr. I’m thinking about adapting the code to make a simple, clean-looking automatic slideshow program for displaying Flickr images.