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Programmer for an art project? I can give you an excellent opportunity to learn some things about insect detectors, and to challenge your creativity! I need a some help from a programmer/ technical person for my art project (immediately)- Short about the project: The Project is planned for the end exam exhibition at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, June/ July 2008, but might also be shown at later occasions. The work is an installation with video projections, machines and live insects. A box is located on the top of a pedestal. The box contains crane flies, which will be seen through a small window. The crane fly's movements are intercepted by sensors which translates the movements to commands for a machine. The walls in the room are covered by video projections. By means of wires, the machine can move around in the whole room. Technically what I need is: Through an actometer (insect movement detector) the electric impulses created by the movement of the insects, can be viewed in a software on a computer. What i need to do is to use the graph of movements in the software to send output commands to a machine (made by me, controlled by Remote controlls). I am not sure of how this can be done in the best way possible, but I have some suggestions which I can explain more precisely later on. I am looking for someone who have knowledge in terms of programming, and could be able to come up with a good solution, as well as maybe collaborating/ helping me out with my project. Please let me know if you are interested, know someone or know where I should go to meet the right people here in amsterdam. All answers are appreciated! Thank you in advance Andrea

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gmoon

11 years ago

Your project is quite intriguing, yet I fear it's hardware is so very specific that it's difficult to help you. More information might shake some ideas loose: -- What do actometer graphs look like? -- Single or multiple actometers? -- One insect, or several? -- Is there a "raw format" for the data? (ungraphed) -- Preferred programming language? -- Interfaces (actometer->computer->controls)? -- Is the actometer tied to specific software? Perhaps most import: -- Have you made any comparison benchmarks? As in: quantity of insects, amount of activity, etc? And how that effects the data? Without details, it's pretty tough to speculate...