Wuqiong had always been interested in the interaction of art and science. He had the idea of mapping words to fractal animations to music to dance moves to create a comprehensive form of art that could be experienced through all the senses and cross the boundaries of all art media. Eric is interested in game design and graphics. Nat is interested in web development. Kevin is interested in backend development. We are all good friends with a variety of skill sets and interests that we could combine together to create an interdisciplinary project the would has never seen before. We were able to combine our different perspectives to brainstorm unique ideas and implement them.
One of our first barriers was understanding using Leap.js's way to get input from the Leap Motion device. After we realized that it is in a very simple loop, that returns json objects with states of hands, we very quickly progressed to get it to start giving the fractal and the oscillator input.
Our goal originally was to create a user experience that involves many senses, and to be engaging and fun to use. The fractal tree and the oscillator share some common gestures, so the user can get both visual and audio pleasure from moving themselves. People who came by and saw us while we were developing this hack had a lot of fun while playing with our project, and some even achieved Treegasm.