Luke Juntunen


New Media Artist

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Rasp pi and accessories came in today

Rasp pi and accessories came in today

Since I’m stuck back at my parents for the time being now that I’ve graduated, I’m working on clearing out half of their garage into a studio.

The Programming/circuit bending/General new media workstation is just about done, I just need to repaint the wall for projection.

After that, the front of this half of the garage is going to be a small wood shop with ventilation via garage door. I picked up a few new goodies in addition to what I’ve acquired through the years for the wood shop part.

It’s not much, but it’s mine and it’ll do for now.

Well, All my grades are in and I’m officially the proud owner of a Bachelors of Arts in New Media with minors in Art History and Visual Arts!!

Congrats to all the other fresh grads and good luck to all of us in facing the real world.

And now to catch up on sleep and set up a studio back home (more on that later though)

In the meantime, check out my current portfolio set up at http://www.lukejuntunen.com

White On White Noise

Working off of ideas of Abstraction and Suprematism, this piece utilizes libPd and processing to create busy visuals and sounds which are slowly abstracted from until silence and a blank screen is left. Additionally, the program overwrites the processing and pure data files and leaves them blank.

I probably could have done more with this and might do so later, but for now, heres a version one so to speak.

Download it and check out the code here

I’m working on a video project

And I’m trying to collect 30 second clips off of people’s webcams of their empty room.

If anyone wants to help out, if you could record a short clip as such and send it to me, I would be most grateful!

Contribute today!

The American Dream

My final for Interactive Installation.

We had to take apart and hack into printers that the school was throwing away and repurpose them with Arduino. 

That Being said, for my project, I tapped into the intact assembly motors and attached legs to the printer. The short legs and slight movement in the top and bottom of the printer creates and anthropomorphic effect which allows the viewer to feel sorry for the machine as it tries it’s hardest to walk away. Even if it got a good distance however, It would be stuck to the wall via it’s cord making the robot’s whole purpose an exercise in futility

Mmmm, watch them gears turn #interactiveInstallationColonHackingTheEveryday

Earth Rise over a Green Sea

For my most recent video graphics exploit, I was required to create a “Video Painting”. That is to say a video containing painterly qualities. That being said, the breadth of the examples we were exposed to was quite vast leaving a lot open for ambiguity.

What you see before you is my interpretation of the project, a looping video with no real narrative that also includes moments of clarity about the medium itself.

Sometimes I think the amount of time I spend to make things look like they’re broken is rediculous.