For this week, I wanted to play with Scratch. I didn’t have any project defined, but I wanted to explore sounds on this platforms and see what I could do with them.
I started drawing some circles and playing a pre-set sound when the mouse was over a certain colours, but then I realised that I was able to record my own sounds. Since my baby was next to me crying, I decided to record his crying and see how I could use that record.
After that, I explored different elements that Scratch provides, as timer, loudness sensor, etc, and got the idea that I could link the loudness level to the crying sound of my baby! From there, I got the idea of recording me shushing, and putting everything together. What I got for now, is a sequence of crying baby sound when the user speaks loud, and after some iterations, me shushing, which ended up being quite funny!
You can see my project here.
I started the process without a clear idea of where I wanted to end, just a basic guideline about exploring sounds. I allowed myself to just explore the platform, the elements available and to get inspired. After I got an idea that I liked, I looked for other elements and started putting things together, which felt actually like playing as a kid. I really enjoyed the process!
As next step, I’d like to add something visual, maybe a video, to these sounds and see where I end