Introduction to Creative Exploration on the Web
Harvard Extension School

Cutting Through the Chaos

Camaron Stevenson

Project Details


Camaron Stevenson


Feb 2017


The Bauhaus (Spring 2017)

Student Comments

I call my piece, "Cutting Through the Chaos." It was originally inspired by this work http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/tour/the-bauhaus/slide/6352

This project was difficult, but a lot of fun once I got going. I initially started by practicing the codes we did in class, then combining the different lessons and tweaking size, shapes, color, etc. to get the hang of it. 

When I saw the Bauhus piece that inspired my own, I really liked the simplicity of it. I liked the earthy colors, the subtle details, and the hint of destruction. As you can see, I wasn't quite able to keep the simplicity. I originally had it change colors when I clicked on the screen, but when I added the moving circles in the background, it resulted in the color changing as the circle moved, and I couldn't figure out how to get my mousePressed function to work again. But I really like how the rectangle has some motion blur to it, and so I decided to leave it as is (even though the lack of interactivity will lose me a few points). 

What I really wanted to do, but I couldn't figure out how to make happen, was this: The geometric design in the top-left was supposed to be a pair of scissors, and when the viewer clicks on them, it would cut one of the triangular wires holding the box up, and the box would fall. I'll mess with it more on my own, but due to time restrictions, I'm submitting the project as is. Enjoy!