Le Sang – My first video

Le_SANG (1) from Oriana Neidecker on Vimeo.

This was the final project for our Video & Sound class that I worked one with Daniella Garcia and Richard Lapham.  Final notes based on feedback from the class is for the presentation of all Video & Sound final pieces we’d like to redo the audio of Daniella speaking and play with the levels of the first song or perhaps replace it.

Remember Me

Digital Doodles:



First Round:


Second Round:


Final Pick:


Going Forward:

When I get these cards actually printed in bulk I want to elaborate on them a little bit further.  I want the cards to involve more of the senses.  The ON logo will be raised so it feels like a button when you run your fingers over it.  I think with the vertical positioning it will feel almost like an on button on a small control.

I would also like to add a scent.  I laughed at my father when he got scented business cards years ago but I’ve seen the lasting impact they’ve had on people over the years.  He’s an art collector and I often go with him to art fairs annually.  A surprising number of people remember him years later because of his scented business card.  I believe it must have an effect similar to an oddly shaped card because it is so different.  Yet I’ve only encountered one business scented card, and many oddly shaped creative cards.  I think adding the elements of touch and smell will make the card, and therefore me, memorable.

Beginnings of a Midterm

Main idea: A piece of jewelry that alerts you when you have a  fever >100 F.

Lindsey and I are partnering for our  midterm and are leaning toward making a choker and maybe a bracelet with a temperature sensor and LEDs that flash red when you have a fever.  First we want to achieve a choker that flashes red with a fever and once we get there we’d like to evolve it to include other colors on the LED choker for fun.  To evolve this it would be great to include pulse sensors in future products.


  • Arduino Lilypad
  • Temperature Sensor
  • LEDs – either a string of Neopixels or one big centered LED
  • Conductive Fabric, thread


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Synthesis was the marrying of what we’re learning in our Pcomp and ICM classes.  Our task was to get a p5 sketch to respond to a physical interaction.   I partnered with Melissa and we achieved the goal but we were a little disappointed with the extent we were able to run with it. We started out with a potentiometer as our analog input but for some reason it was super glitchy on both of our computers.  Melissa’s flat out stopped working but it had something to do with the software clashing on her computer.  We continued solely on mine and after getting our potentiometer to work, and then it crashing, and getting it to work again, and then it crashing we moved on to using a force sensor instead.




The time lag remained but we were able to move forward with the force sensor.  We made the force sensor affect when ellipses appeared on the screen.  We’d done a few before that just affected the location of the ellipse or the color but we found the amount of ellipses shown in relation to the force more interesting.


Synthesis – Physical Computing & Computational Media from Oriana Neidecker on Vimeo.

ITP Poster

For our second to last Visual Language class we were tasked with creating a poster for the ITP Winter Show.  How do you best visually represent something so complex as ITP?  And to what audience?

Previous versions alluded to the themes of : new Technology, collaboration, daily life and pb&j sandwiches.

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I tried to break down what ITP means to me into 3 distinct themes:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Curiosity
  3. Renaissance People (the marrying of art + tech)

In Applications something that Nancy said stuck with me.  She said ITP was a school that makes Unicorns.  Unicorns being the kind of people that are good at learning and know a lot about a lot of things.  People that are creative and analytical.

The idea of Unicorns encapsulated 2 of the 3 themes I’d thought of.  In the spirit of Shigeo Fukuda (and because all of the collaboration photos I took were of unusable quality) I decided to go with a minimalist poster design. I only used two colors: NYU purple and white and only used a Unicorn icon (by James Keun ) and typography.  I chose Lucida Console as my type because I think it spoke to the tech aspect of ITP that perhaps the rest of the poster was lacking.




I wanted to make something simple and to the point.  That being said it’s a poster that requires people to have some previous knowledge of ITP and start-up language.


The Breakup (Lovers Pt. 2)

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I stuck with my Man Ray inspiration this week and included elements of his other work.  Lee Miller, an amazing artist herself, was a huge source of inspiration for Man Ray.  He painted her lips in The Observatory while they were dating.  He used a photo of her eye for Objects To Be Destroyed when they broke up.  I included sound for the first time in my project

Tasked with making arrays I made multiples of the lips and organized them in a grid moving in different directions.

What it was supposed to look like:



the Code –




The Lovers

This week I was inspired by Man Ray’s Observatory Time – The Lovers.


Our assignment was making functions. I originally wanted to make a lunar series to complement last week’s solar piece.  I scratched that after I found myself wrangling for too long with PI and bezier vortexes.  I made a full screen of ellipses with randomized grey coloring and for some reason suddenly thought LIPS.  I recently read a book on Lee Miller and must have been influenced by that.  I tried to match the color palette of the lips while maintaining the alternating nature random color.

This assignment was about learning the good habit of functions –  the habit of better organizing our code.  Dano described is as almost a Table of Contents for our code.  If it is done correctly, and named well,  you should be able to understand the bulk of what is going on by looking within the draw function.  My draw function:

function draw() {



Full Code-

function preload() {

img = loadImage(‘PM_821183.jpg’);

function setup() {
createCanvas(400, 400);


function draw() {

function panel(){
for(i =0; i < 400; i+= 30){
for (b =0; b<400; b += 30){
circle(i, 15, b);

function circle(x, y, b){
//fill((0,0,random(200,250)), 40, 100);
fill((random(200,250),30,random(20,40)), 60, 100);
function lips(){
if (mouseIsPressed){

image(img, 100, 130, 200, 120);

function theLovers(){

text(“THE”,110, 20,150,100);


Color of Moves

I don’t think the colors of my everyday commute or even of the clothes I wear represent the color palette of my life.  Colors are a way to think about and represent how I feel. For me, memories are filtered with colors indicative of emotion.  Chapters of my life have been defined by moves and living in different cities.  I chose to pick color palettes for the past 5 places I’ve lived in.  I went through old photos and pulled images from each location to find the palette.  The colors were influenced by my mood and the weather.






















Hacked Bubble Machine

In Physical Computing we’re exploring analog inputs and played with potentiometers and servo motors this week.  We’re beginning to learn how to map our code which essentially creates barriers. For our piece Dani had the idea of creating a bubble art piece where bubbles appeared to form on top of a pedestal in a clear box.

We made a bubble machine with an analog input using a potentiometer as a switch that turned on the motor that made bubbles.  We got the machine to make bubbles relatively quickly but had issues with letting the bubbles be released into the air.  They grew and then popped. We  realized we would need something like a windshield wiper that would cut off the bubbles and allow them to fly off. We tried a few different methods but succeeded with mapping a servo motor in our code.  Once the potentiometer reached a certain amount we told the servo to do a 180 degree switch.  With strings attached on both sides of the fan part of the servo this pulled the wiper up and down.  Very hacky and with some glitches (the string needed to be in the right position to not get stuck), the machine needs to be turned on a few times and wiped a few times before it really gets going.  But – bubble maker achieved!!!  We used a cardboard box to simulate the pedestal but hope to once we work the bugs out install it in a stand with a see-through case on top.

Analog Bubble Machine from Oriana Neidecker on Vimeo.