Category: Computational Media

SurveillAnts

Introduction: This collaboration is inspired by a deep interest in the way people perceive non-human animals and questioning the similarities that can be drawn between humans and all living creatures. Leslie Ruckman and I created SurveillAnts, as a means to provoke people’s curiosity about non-human life, emergent intelligence, and systemic patterns. We wish to evoke

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Ants – Blob Ditection & New House

Based on the illustration that was depicted on a previous post we have finally built our first prototype. Realising the ants in their new house can be seen in the following video.   Blob detection: We Tested our tracking methods and the impact of materials.   In order to improve our tracking, we used black dots

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Ant’s interaction – PROTOTYPE

After getting our ants and AntFarm from Amazon, we let them acclimate to their new habitat. The following video depicts the ants while digging their tunnels.   In order to track the ants, we had to have a wider horizontal view on them. Therefore, moving them into a wide plastic box was our next step. Several Ant

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Final Proposal – Ants Interaction

In this project, I will work with Leslie Ruckman and living ants in order to create a human-ant interaction. This project is inspired by a deep interest in the way we perceive non-human animals and their resemblance to us. The main notions that we will engage on are collective behavior, individuals in groups and role

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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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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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Rain

This week we were asked to create a sketch that includes: Reorganize “groups of variables” into objects. Break code out of setup() and draw() into functions. Use a function to draw a complex design multiple times with different arguments. Embedding a function into an object. I created each creature as a function which included the

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The Pulse

This week we were paired – Olivia and I. We were asked to make a rollover, button, or slider and to create an algorithmic design with simple parameters. It was very exciting and interesting to see other’s work in progress and the way of thinking, instead of just have a glance on the “final product”. The collaboration with

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