As indicated in the concept art post, I wanted to make this project into a learning lesson for people to understand the importance of waste sorting. Instead of putting everything into non-recycling and recycling (the definition of which is not even clear to some people), more categories should be allowed to ensure that certain waste can actually be recycled later.
In an ideal world, I should be able to use logical expressions in Max alongside with Makey Makey to showcase how waste sorting done differently can trigger different results. Well I have not figured it out, yet. So I took the easier route and made this project into more of a performance, rather than an interactive educational lesson that can be used by anyone.
Due to lack of supplies, I will add the video clip of me interacting with the Makey Makey board later.
Here is my screen capture of the animation:
I also added an extra animation in the end without linking it to the Makey Makey board. This moment is meant to remind people that as long as every one of us tries one’s best to save the environment, human can still continue to enjoy all the things this beautiful planet has ever brought to us.
I know I could have made the video quality higher by manually setting the scale instead of having Max forcing all the videos to be square. I will probably change that later.
Disclaimer: The videos all have a watermark not because I was not the owner but I because I used an online video editing tool to remove all the sound from the original video clips. I actually don’t have pre-taken pictures or clips that can represent “polluted environment” well, so the one I used here is actually the habitat of a crocodile.