When I was working in DL1 today, architecture students came in to take some photos of their works. Meanwhile, a mechanical engineering student worked on his bottle rocket at the workbench. He used hot glue, tape, and a cutter to construct the rocket.]]>
David thought the project presentation would be a great way to open the next unit in Studio 4D, which involves designing a musical performance. Studio 4D students had a chance to ask Takumi a number of questions about Sound Tunnel, the concept behind it, and the technologies involved in its construction. Takumi noted that the questions from Art & Design students were different from those he received from PAT students—specifically, that the Art & Design students were more curious about sonic possibilities and the properties of sound.
Takumi himself was excited at the chance to play his instrument for an audience outside of the PAT department. He built Sound Tunnel to satisfy an Interactive Media Design (PAT 452) requirement, and hopes to perform with it often to understand the instrument’s potential.]]>