Hello. I have built this website a million times, a million different ways. Still, I find, the story keeps changing. I can't pin down a single narrative. I can't build a straightforward website to tell a straightforward story. The story... eludes me. I'm not certain what it is.

What you are about to see are a series of "rooms." Each represents a different piece of me: a program I have built, an art project I have made, a class I have taught, a web project I have developed.

I know the rooms fit together. I don't yet know how. For now, at least, they are all just rooms... rooms that I love. I am glad for you to go wandering into them.

-g

The Music Box

Collaborators

Dawson Adams

Girls Who Code

Hour of Code / CodeLNK

Year

Dec. 2016

Materials

Bare Conductive Board

Pink Foam

Light Switches

Rainbox Glasses

The Music Box was created for Hour of Code 2016 at Innovation Campus.

The idea came from my experimentation with an arduino-based technology, Bare Conductive Board. I wanted to better understand the technology, and the best way to do this is by trying to build something with it. So, I used the electronic boards, which act much like midi controllers, and connected one to a series of light switches, each of which turned on a different 30 second long music track. I connected the other to a series of 11 pads, and programmed it so that each played a different keyboard sound.

The whole goal was essentially to create a DJ room, where you could go in, sit down, flip a switch to play a groovy music loop, and then play piano along with or over or "to" the track. I encouraged viewers to wear "rainbow" glasses, because the box featured a bright light and many, dangling crystals to reflect the light, and make for an exciting visual and audio experience.