icm: final project

I'm still working out my name game (working title)... but my physical computing final looks like it's going to be pretty processing heavy...

I'll be using a basic weather XML feed, either from the man(http://www.weather.gov/xml/current_obs/) or from a service like yahoo (http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/).

Ideally the API witll track the "chance" of future weather for each day, and that will (possibly wirelessly effect) my output, i.e. if there is a 60% chance of rain it will change to blue, if it's high winds it'll turn red, etc

There are some neat options for RGB LEDs, but they're usually very expensive (for example:
http://www.colorkinetics.com/ls/essentialwhite/ewflexslx/). So it might
be simpler / cheaper to create my own.

Still unsure about whether to use/make an RGB panel or string lights. I'm thinking panel will be more simple to implement, although string lights would be full of x-mas cheer...

I talked to my 'rents about it, and in doing so realized that it's a pretty New York-type project. I sort of forgot how people in California have big windows and beautiful weather pretty much all the time. whatevz.


visual communication: portfolio possibilities

^ possible flash site

> current wordpress site: here

> inspiration:
----------------david choe
-----------------screen bites
------------------design of today

> moving forward:
looks like i'll be doing a sort of hand illustration deal, heavily infused with my darling personality. we'll see what turns up. i'm thinking knick knacks in a basement maybe?

*the site needs to contain space for audio, video, design, text (essays), interactive, contact, cv, and resume.


physical computing: 10 final project idears

I've compiled a list of stuff I'm into from the p. comp final project vantage... Maybe by the time I've blogged this all down I'll figure out which one to run with? I think I may be leaning in a certain direction already....

1. Moss turntables. Just kidding - that's Kimi's project. Fuckin' Kimi.

2. Mouse-less digital graffiti - so you practice before you go outside and beautify the city. This would processing heavy and probably fairly small-scale initially, but (ideally/eventually) you'd be able to stand in front of a projected brick wall and move your hand (?) to make a spray-painty line. Blob detection might work well here...

3. Plant(s) theremin - only work(s) when watered. Makes theremin noises

4. Apartment/object GPS - still chewing on this one. I don't mind competing with Sirius... >:E

5. Umbrella stand weatherman - uses wireless and/or wired tech. to connect to a weather API. Lights up when it's going to rain so you remember your umbrella.

6. Weather orb - similar, maybe not as fun.

7. Build speakers.

8. Build a theremin.

9. Use the neat controller from the junk pile to make... sound? images? tactile things like wind? smell? all of the above/ some kind of total experience? ...graffiti? I could learn quite a bit about wiring this way... also processing heavy?

10. Was a bedside servo light-switch operator for the sleepy reader, but instead I'm thinking conductive and/or magnetic material on wallet, keys, phone and when all are stuck alongside each other a light goes from red to green... and... a chain of events takes place that essentially makes you a fresh cup of spicy hot chocolate while playing Boyz II Men...

11. Ferris Bueller's Day Off... just think about it. Oh and Rock It! also


visual communication : logos

itp logos pdf

physical comp: serial comm II

Ran into some trouble with my old blog and will be posting here until I figure out how to access that information again... :(

My serial lab was a success on a number of levels - the most awesome being that it was super fun to make and play with. The pressure sensor underwent a couple minor evolutions, first changing the ellipse fill from blue to lavender, and now operating as the x pos in my processing assignment, where it is controls a sassy gif image.

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ITP Master's Candidate at Tisch School of the Arts. Interactivity enthusiast. Cat lover.