How Computational Media applies to your interests?
My background is in marketing communications and I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as a Digital Account executive. I worked with designers and developers to create several digital projects (websites, apps etc.) and was always inspired and intrigued by the whole development process. I was always eager to get a hands on experience in coding and especially creative coding. Since I was very young I loved experimenting with art and ever since I went to College and started working I stopped exploring my passion and this zeal I always had for creation so I’m glad to be back!!
It’s interesting to explore this totally new format of creativity with p5 in our ICM class. What I would love to create would be probably something interactive with video and sound. Through exploring the p5 gallery one of the projects that I was inspired from was The “Face Sound Visualization” by Nithi Prasanpanich. I loved how she integrated sound in this project and thought that the design of the interactive face was really cool.
The first project was really a challenge for me since I have no coding or design experience! It took me some time to get used to the language and tried to understand how this program is “thinking.” I wanted to create a butterfly and started drawing the first triangle for the wings. It was hard for me at first to understand how the X, Y positioning really works so I had to experiment with the shapes in the P5 reference page and went back and adjusted my numbers a couple of times. When I finally started working on the second wing, I had trouble making it symmetrical with the first one and was wondering if there would be a function that could make shapes reflect one another automatically. Would be interesting to find out later in class 🙂
After experimenting a lot with creating different colors with RGB I finally finished my first drawing and I am proud of it!!