Going social… what does that mean?
My first inclination has been to think that it has something to do with setting up a blog, a twitter account, or a facebook page – and that might have somethingto do with it. But it seems more and more evident that those…
Daily Challenge: Pet Robot
Daily Challenge Sponsor: Knivy
Challenge (in Knivy’s words): “When I was a kid living in an apartment where no pets were allowed, I wanted to have a pet robot. I imagined my robot would not only play games with me at home or at the park, but it would also take me to the store to buy candy, walk with me to the arcade and even help me if I ever got into any trouble. My challenge of the day for you is to make a sound my robot would’ve made while doing any of the things I mentioned.”
I had a few versions of this, but this is my favorite. I imagine the robot coming to the rescue in a tricky situation and deploying some kind of low-frequency-oscillating-wind-propelling device. As the inventor in the movie mystery men described his weapons: “100% safe, 100% effective.” The robot would be able to transport the perpetrators away by 30 to 50 feet.
Daily Challenge: Social Media Overload
Daily Challenge Sponsor: Nick Bergus
Challenge: The feeling of being unable to stop checking Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr/MetaFilter/Google Reader/e-mail and go to sleep.
Again, one day to complete this challenge!
Confession time. It took me much longer than a day to post this update, but I’m glad to be posting it now!
I found sounds from clicking various buttons, phone beeping, vibrating notifications, an iPad cover closing, and rhythmic keyboard typing.
Daily Challenge: Mnemonic of Moxie Wanderlust
Daily Challenge Sponsor: Moxie Wanderlust
Challenge: “Create a mnemonic based on my name. What does Moxie Wanderlust sound like?”
I have one day to complete this challenge. I’m very curious myself to see how this one turns out!
UPDATE: It took me a little over a day to get this turned around. The first day I recorded and edited about 30 different sounds: things like a car’s power locks, walking up a hallway, opening doors on cabinets & appliances. Some were random, but a couple were intentional. I wanted to convey the sense of serendipity and adventure along with the travel bug and a sense of a modern hipster laid back ethic. That’s what the name sounds like to me. The walking up the hallway is the approach to transition. The next section is a drum beat (pardon the poor timing) bookended by doors opening and closing, and also joined or interrupted by random sounds.
I sampled a few notes on a piano with the intention of creating an instrument out of it and then bringing in a melodic aspect. I simply ran out of time to include that in this challenge. I probably could have just played a couple melodies on the piano instead of just taking a few isolated notes.