Sound + Vision: Anne, Nav and Jess Final Project

Our concept evolved significantly since its inception based on a number of factors, the most important being the feedback we received throughout the process. The largest criticism of our original idea was that it the experience was geared towards the wearer of the camera while the playback experience was completely passive. Based on this input, . . . → Read More: Sound + Vision: Anne, Nav and Jess Final Project

Assignment 8: oh great.

So this week I tried to get a sensor to control the sketch I created in Processing.

To do this, I started with a very simple potentiometer circuit:

I tried to make the simplest program for it as well, using the serial output function:

void setup(){ Serial.begin(9600); }

void loop(){ int . . . → Read More: Assignment 8: oh great.

Douglas Rushoff Believes in Us

Came across this video on the Rhizome site. Take a look – it’s a good rationale for why, essentially, Creation and Computation should be taught in elementary school.

Assignment 7: you coulda been somebody

Been reviewing some of the readings – really like Physical Computation for background theory. One thing I’m still trying to understand (much like Anne in the post below) is the right amount of resistance. It seems you can use any amount so long as you meet the power requirements of the components you’re using, but . . . → Read More: Assignment 7: you coulda been somebody

Assignment 5: Arduino let’s get physical

Happy we’re more ‘hands on’ this week. Following the digital lab instructions was fairly straightforward, although many questions came up that I’ll remember to ask in class.

A new Arduino board is like a blank canvas!

Started with the button:

And after a little bit of wire wiggling I got a working . . . → Read More: Assignment 5: Arduino let’s get physical

Assignment 4 (back for more)

For this week’s assignment I created a code graveyard! Really, I did! Maybe I have mid-class regression syndrome but nothing I tried quite worked properly. BUT, I do have this crazy sketch that is not at all what I intended. This is a screenshot below.

My code is here but the major problem . . . → Read More: Assignment 4 (back for more)

Assignment 3 (array-bian nights)

  OK, no more than 2 puns in this post. I promise. So. Let’s see. I started with a hopeful premise that adding functions would simplify things tremendously. And in a big way it has. But before I go any further, here is my sketch. Click on quadrants to activate the structure in different ways: . . . → Read More: Assignment 3 (array-bian nights)

Assignment 2 (aka unexpected token: int)

  Well this week was a challenge, and even though I spent a few extra days trying to work out the code, I still couldn’t quite get to where I wanted with this one. After last week’s class, I’m pretty sure creating some functions with this week’s assignment will help me simplify things and focus . . . → Read More: Assignment 2 (aka unexpected token: int)

Arduino and Hacking

To distract everyone from the fact that I’m not quite done with my second assignment, I thought I’d share this interview with Arduino co-founder Tom Igoe. Enjoy!

PS On the Media is a fantastic show. I recommend giving it a listen when you get a chance. Especially now… this week is “Hack Week”!

OK…Assignment 1.

  Click on image below to be taken to the interactive sketch. Once you’re there, click on the image again. And again. And…

A bit about my process…

I challenged myself to create an image in Processing based on a sketch I drew:


As I started to develop it, I realized I . . . → Read More: OK…Assignment 1.