Month: October 2015

Prototype – Culturale Jamming

Jen and I were very curious regarding the concept of privacy. The fact that nowadays we voluntarily provide information about ourselves freely is disturbing. We wanted to check how much information we can extract from the network. We focused on building a profile on a specific person solely from public information she posted. Creating a family tree, for example,

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A written response – Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

In a series of work entitled Shopdropping (2003), Zoe Sheehan bought several items from Wal-Mart  and proceeded to duplicate the item by hand, one of them was a woman’s blouse. Sheehan reproduced the items, in similar-looking material copied the patterns, using matching fabrics and threads. After re-attaching the original tags, including the price tag, she

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Final project concept – Ants

I am very interested in how we, as humans, use other animals as a tool in order to experiment and to accumulate more knowledge about our world. Many different kinds of animals (and organisms) are being used as a research tool in labs (bats, mice etc,). Recently, I became interested in ants. Ant is a unique organism especially

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Data & Sound – Birds

For this week, we had two assignments, one using data and one using media . I combined them both. I used an API that was taken from Cornell bird data: The Data contains more than 60 different observations. Since I wanted to add a characteristic sounds and images for each bird I filtered the data in such

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Button Jungle – Midterm

For the midterm, my partner was David Lockard. Our original idea was to create some kind of potentiometer/sensor/button interface which would tie into an on-screen visual representation. The first idea that guided us was a sort of Pcomp kaleidoscope. Then we took the idea – changes in the physical interface would result in changes in

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Cat Bland

This week I created a web page that extends beyond the canvas, using p5.dom.js. Combining the two following pictures by using an opacity effect was challenging. Thus, I made the slider control the different blending modes instead.   An additional difficulty I run across was to restart the background by pressing the “clear button. While the clear() function

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Ant Woman

A good friend of mine is working in an ant lab in Weizmann institute. After Skyping with her I had the following image in my mind which I was eager to use. I chose sugar as the main ingredient for an antwoman lollipop because the figure is a hybrid between a human body and an insect head,

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FIRST CONTACT: THE ARDUINO-P5.JS SUMMIT

David and I decided that for our midterm project we’d hook up a series of potentiometers and sensors to a p5.js sketch, which will display various looping visual elements. These elements’ properties will react to the various changes in the input and hopefully, some sort of beautiful abstract dance of shapes will emerge. Here is a work

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Soap & Turmeric

This week I created something that contain only two materials. The main material was soap. My main challenge was to find an image that will fit the soap boundaries. I carved in the soap using wood carving tools. I chose to combine turmeric with the soap because of its strong smell and color.   Offhand remark:

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KaKi

Design a sketch in an object-oriented fashion. Follow these steps: Make one single object with just variables. Put one or more functions in the object. Try manually making two objects. Duplicate the object using an array and make as many as you like!  

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