Toby Donoghue Final Project, “Lucid(with Variations)”

Lucid (With Variations)

For my final project I decided to work with a video piece I shot and edited last semester in EMS1 but evolve the project to include programming and coded visual effects. I altered the audio of the video before importing it into p5 to create more of an abstract soundscape, and also so I could make some of the pixel alterations of the video sound responsive. My final project is essentially an experiment in pixel distortion and creating visual special effects that are ephemeral and abstract and are partially sound responsive and partially dependent on mouse position.

*google drive link*


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Toby Donoghue, Virtual Pet Uterus







Brainstorm for Pet’s Needs/Actions to Perform : (intended to be options that the person can choose for their uterus if they want)


  • birth-control, absorbed as a small 3D symbol or little pill
  • progesterone,absorbed as a different little 3D symbol
  • reproductive rights, if you don’t surround it with the right political climate and freedoms it will die
  • can choose to have a baby , it will probably come out as a baby uterus not a baby human
  • can regulate when menstruation happens potentially? (actions done by the owner to track it, deal with health surrounding that)
  • could fall host to different issues or diseases (ectopic  pregnancy, TSS, etc.)
  • tubal ligation is an option if that it what it wants for itself
  • instead of having it eat and feed on something i was thinking of making its survival primarily dependent on proper health and reproductive rights and such

I’m still not sure I want to make this as literal and political as I described above, I may want to find ways to make it more fun, so I’m still figuring it out.