What am I going to be doing for my project over the course of the next 8 or 9 months? A tricky question which I still do not know for certain. So much so that earlier today I started looking at a second area to work in, but more on that one in a later post.
After hours of deliberating over this major dilemma, I hit upon an idea. It involved taking the very basic groundwork I laid for the radio project in second year and developing it and making it evolve into something that I could do in this final year. My radio project in second year looked at the relationship between light and sound and the outcome was a radio that had a light organ built in. When the radio was switched on and music began to play, a light bulb would flicker in time to the music thanks to the microphone in the light organ changing the levels of resistance in the circuit hence making a light bulb filled with LED’s flicker.
This time however, I wanted to make the project go a bit deeper, a bit further into what could and what couldnt’ be done. Something a bit different and something that could have a lot of potential. This was the part that probably took the longest to complete. Getting an idea for an area which I could sustain momentum with over the course of this year.
I ended up with this as a starting point for this project:
How that in different situations, lighting can be used to affect human behaviour and how subsequently, colour can be used to affect mood
This in turn created a sub area for this parent branch which is:
Taking mood lighting and/or ambient lighting and advancing it to the next level
There still needs to be a bit more depth looked at in this but if all goes well in this area, things should start to flow very well idea and project wise. This success however, did not stop me from creating another idea today, but in saying that it does share some fundamental roots with this topic.