I am dividing the project in to five phases:
Phase Sart End Budjet SOURCE
1. Design Development 09/18/12 02/28/13 $700.0 ---- Gui
2. Programing 03/02/13 04/06/13 $1,000.00 ---- KICKSTARTER
3. Testing 04/13/13 07/15/13 $1,300.00 ---- KICKSTARTER
4. Production 07/15/13 08/15/13 $1,800.00 ---- Gui
5. Execution 09/07/13 To be Determined $300.00 ---- Gui
I have already secured half of the funds necessary for the installation however
the Kickstarter Campain was created to support the programing of the project (Phase 2 &3).
At this point in the project I am completing
Phase 1, developing the parameters for the user interface. (09/18/2012 - 02/28/2013)
which is basically defining what features will be implemented into the space,
how are they going to function and what will they look like,
all in the attempt to create a cohesive platform where people can come in and intuitively interact with the space,
part of which began as my thesis in architecture school, here you can find my research :
The goal at this phase is to come up with a system with a very low learning curve
so people can actually enjoy the experience rather than spend time figuring out what to do.
For the past 6 months I have been programming the basic interactive features of the installation and
designing the graphical user interface which is essentially 80% of the project since it is a purely visual experience.
In Phase 2 is where the software will be assembled. (03/02 - 04/06)
This is where all of the little programs I have been writing come together.
I have already designed and organized the architecture of the software which is what crosses
the information from the motions sensors to the user interface and the connection to the website.
I have been using a software called MAXmsp which is fantastic and incredibly flexible.
However I do need the help of a more experienced programmer to write the code for the software that links it all together,
I have created several prototypes and there is always a problem and I really need a second pair of eyes to untangle it.
The software is almost done, I have created the majority of it, and while consulting friends who work as freelance programmers
I've been told it isn't too complicated to do, it is just a bit time consuming.
I am allocating US$1000.00 for this phase of the project which essentially covers 30 hours of code writing.
This phase of the project will span from March 2nd through April 6, the thirty hours of work will be divided sporadically
while I make modifications to the previously created programs to better communicate with the master software.
Phase 3 is where we test the software and solve the kinks in the code. (04/13 - 07/15)
This is the trial and error part of the project, where we assemble the the hardware and software and let the code run!
It will be the longer part of the project spanning from April 13 to July 15th.
This is when we figure out what works and what doesn't; where people come in and play with the prototypes
using the motion sensors and the video projections and where we get feedback to know if something is not clear in
the user interface but most importantly it is when we let the software run on its on and see what are the weak points in the
code which can potentially make the software crash.
At this phase the budget is US$800.00
I will be conducting the trials and adjusting the software where I can,
this part of the budjet is allocated for any additional programing that needs to be done as well as corrections.
the remaining US$500.00 will bu used to purchase the Arduino mother boards, the proximity sensors and infrared cameras, cables and minor electronic suplies.
Phase 4 is when the surfaces of the installations are made (07/15 - 08/15)
the budjet is US$1,800.00
Like in previous installations I will be using scrims that are projected on to create a transparent yet colorful atmosphere.
The budjet is geared toward purchasing a 4th projector, the scrims, and any additional material for the assembling such as extension cords and cables.
The remaining materials already in my studio for this installation are : 2 iMac computers, 1 MacMini, 1 Laptop, Cables, 3 Projectors and miscellaneous devices for programable connections.
PHASE 5 is the opening of the installation (09/07 - to be determined)
the budjet of $300.00 is to promote the show.
If you have any more questions please dont hesitate to ask ;)