assistive tech: touch table

::prototype one::

Our touch table is coming together beautifully. The physical interface is up and running. It use infrared sensors to detect user touch and movement. A camera picks up the FTIR data and, using Community Core Vision, uses blob detection to keep track of each blob, or finger. The data is sent in TUIO format, then parsed and analyzed for use in gestures.

to come!: music, refined images, multiple game levels and environments, variable play




wildlife notes - 2/16/11

Post - class notes/ideas:
Just joined up with Anh and Lily to work on GPS and GIS mapping using Droid + processing + Bluetooth. Pumped.
GIS has some interesting ways of navigating/rendering spherical (or ellipsoidal) space a la 360 degree iPad app - featured in section two of scanned notes. Found out the world is ellipsoidal. Sweet.
Still super into Burrough history wiki idea that hit me right before falling asleep... GIS might somehow supplement??


wildlife tracking - lemurs!

Observations from Central Park Zoo here.

one art

One Art

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three beloved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

-- Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) a disaster.

Elizabeth Bishop


4 in 4

Tomorrow I begin 4 projects in 4 days, 3,000 miles from the majority of other participating classmates. Nevertheless, I am pumped. There's plenty to do around my home in the San Fernando Valley, and on my lappy. Plus I return on Thursday and can therefore allot time to on-floor pursuits.

The Plan

DAY 1:
Vanna for a Day video for my sis.
Finish helping Alexis through her Grad essay.
First Java t00t.
Prep for upcoming days. (Call D.R.)

DAY 2:
Do (at least) 5 Java tutorials.
Remove wallpaper from Mom's bathroom.
Prep for tomorrow.

DAY 3:
Do (at least) 5 PHP tutorials.
Paint the fence in the backyard.
Prep for tomorrow.

DAY 4:
Mend everything - hand sew+ itp sewing machine.
Do (at least) 1 Illustrator tutorial.
Make something small with laser cutter.

Re-record All Bit, Apples, and write Lyrics for Elephant.
Record lyrics for two newbs and send them to Mattycakes.

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