Thai Dao – Final Project

As mentioned before, my final project’s theme is about perception. I painted the art piece using Adobe Photoshop. The printing process was challenging since I needed a good printer to display all I had on the screen. Fortunately the UPS printing center down in Park Ave could provide that. For the sounds, I recorded the…

Thai Dao – Final Concept & Demo

For the final project, I’d like to do an interactive painting with the theme of imagination/perception.  I’ve not yet decided on the painting itself but I have a rough sketch. The painting will be made using Photoshop (save me the cost of buying supplies). People will interact by touching the painting in different “hotspots”. Sounds…

Thai Dao – Computer Vision Gestures

My inspiration for this project was “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. I used the “grabhotspot” patch to detect movement at certain areas of the screen and corresponding animations will be played. The mechanics is simple with the help of “send” and “receive” objects. The animations wasn’t a trouble to make. My problem with this project came…

Thai Dao – mEmeS REmIx

For this project, I did a lot of research. I had about 7-8 years of memes to catch up on. It was brutal… I dove too deep and frequently ended up on the dark side of the Internet… I saw things that can’t be unseen, learned things that I wished could be un-learnt. On my…

Thai Dao – Paper Nature

For this project, I made an interactive miniature landscape. The project started with a piece of cardboard and lots of newspaper glued together. Afterwards I painted the piece with acrylic paint. it was messy but I enjoyed it. Then I “wired” finished landscape with copper sheets for buttons and conductive threads. And for the final…

Thai Dao – Paper Nature Concept

For this project, I’d like to explore the art of Origami.I want to work on the theme of “Animals on Land and Sea”. I’ll create a miniature landscape, likely out of cardboard; then placing (paper) animals to their corresponding places. The animals will be wired to the Makey Makey kit and when people touch them,…

Interactive Animation – Thai Dao

Going into this project I was somewhat confident in my animation skill. I drew all the pieces fairly quickly and added processed sound using REAPER. The art draws inspiration from the Grimm’s Fairy tale “The Elves and the Shoemaker”. These tiny characters hide behind objects and can be playful at times. Putting all the elements…

Thai Dao – Animated Abstraction

For this project, I encountered a lot of trouble. All the settings (scale, positions, etc.) for the shapes I saved disappeared when I reopened project 1. On top of that, the shapes doesn’t spawn at the correct spot sometimes. It took me a good while and a lot of raging to recreate the right scene…

Thai Dao – Geometric Abstraction

Looking at Josef Albers’ works, I noticed the use of squares and rectangles, layered on top of each other on a plane to create illusion of depth. The use of color for each individual shape usually follow the “color wheel” principles: Sometimes Mr. Albers used different shades of the same primary color, sometimes he used the…

Thai Dao – Autobiography and Artworks

Hello everyone! My name is Thai Dao, I’m from Vietnam, and I am pursuing a degree in IMGD at WPI. As a kid I developed a great love for video games and that is where I learned most of my English. I was fascinated by the world that game developers created and as a kid,…