Silence of Autumn Leaf_Final_CWS

Silence of Autumn Leaf Description Silence of Leaf is a project which use Photosounder as a leaf scanner to reconstruct the sound messages left on the surface of leaves by the natural environment.
Inspirationleaf_0018If you gather a bouquet of leaves to consider their magic, it is hard to overlook their diversity and, if you are the curious sort, to wonder why there exists such a preponderance of forms. Leaves are large, small, thick, thin, compound, simple, curved, or lobed.  How can so many different geometries all perfectly capture the natural messages such as wind, sunlight, and etc.? I am curious about how to transform these information into sound.
Process Testing 1: collect and play with leaves. I did three experiments of cooking with sound of autumn leaves for midterm, and I want to continuously do experiments to explore the possibility of how to make sound with leaves. Soon I collected more leaves, I stared to pinch them, twist them, push them, and even sat on the roadside to trace them. Sometimes I'd like to just on the surface which cover with leaves, it makes me very happy. But sometimes I would consider that did I hurt them? I cannot stop to think about what if I am one of them, what would I feel? In order to pretend that I am a piece of leaf, I went to NewYork City Park to feel what a piece of leaf feels. leaf_0019leaf_0014 Testing2 : Processing Photo Reader I use a scanner to scan each piece of leaf. I found it is very interesting to look at these leaves carefully since their shapes, colour seem to have different stories. They are really natural sculptures, natural sculptures of time . I try to use processing to deconstruct their faces into pixels. I am curious about What if these pixels can sing ? Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.56.38 amScreen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.51.00 amScreen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.47.15 am Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.47.19 am Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.47.35 am Testing 3: Photosounder Based on the testing 2, I try to use photosounder as a leaf scanner to read the stories of leaves. I have tried many different applications like SonicPhoto, asperes, OhmPie and etc. , then I found that photosounder is  the only one which can really transform a raw image into sound. Playing with photosounder is a process of learning how to use data to define the sound of image.   Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 1.04.15 pm Screen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.10.09 amScreen Shot 2015-12-24 at 8.10.31 amScreen Shot 2015-12-13 at 9.35.52 am Cooking With sound really help me to open my mind of sound, how to generate sound, how to control sound, and how to enjoy making different sounds. In this course I also learnt how to use sound as  a lens to understand the unseen. It is not an ending, it is just a new beginning of exploring the world in a different way. Thank you Cooking With Sound. Special thanks to Tedb0t Case-Hayes.
Links of sources: Leaf Structure https://griffonagedotcom.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/how-to-play-back-a-picture-of-a-sound-wave/
Links of tools: photosounder sonicvisualiser soundviz Spear ans
  Links fromTedb0t Case-Hayes: http://www.melafoundation.org/media.htm http://lore.com/cws15/calendar http://jster.net/category/audio-libraries  

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  1. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me dinner simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here on your website.

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