ICM – Week 3 Assignment

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This week my partner, Ashwita, and I expanded on my initial balloon popping game concept. We wanted to expand the concept by being able to generate multiple balloons, have those balloons change colors in a non-monochromatic range, have the balloons be pressable buttons (instead of relying on a general mouseClick function), and to incorporate a[…]

Match Watch – Storyboard and Synopsis

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Our project is an infomercial for a product called Match Watch. Match Watch is an application and digital service designed to help partners keep track of their significant others through questionable surveillance means. Our infomercial will depict a scenario where the application would be necessary, a description of the product, testimonies pertinent to the success[…]

Public Technology Observation – LinkNYC

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In observing how consumers utilize LinkNYC, my cynicism and disdain for this public technology have been affirmed. On the surface, LinkNYC is benign, if not handy; built so that its buttons and touch screen sit at a height that is accessible to all, adults and children alike. As LinkNYC is a New York City initiative,[…]

Sound Guide Reflection

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Creating a sound guide gave me perspective into how mindlessly I ingest subtle audio cues in my environment. I got to know the history of 370 Jay Street through our sound guide.  By searching the history of each sound Sylvan and I recorded through our initial walk in the basement; I inverted my usual approach[…]

ICM – Week 2 Assignment

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For this week I was tasked with animating a scenario where elements acted automatically and were interactive. I knew I wanted to animate a poppable balloon, however, my initial approach (which I, unfortunately, scrapped before I could document) left me more confused than inspired. After an insightful help session with my professor, I was put[…]

Creative Switch

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For this assignment, I knew that I wanted to use a material that was readily accessible, unconventional, and conductive. Gatorade was a natural choice as a medium, as the same chemicals that imbue the beverage with electrolytic properties are what make it so beneficial for biological replenishment. The circuit sits atop the Gatorade bottle top,[…]

ICM – Week 1 Assignment

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Part 1 I see a practical application to creative computation in my work in Child Psychology research. Too often we fail to collect data from children because our studies’ “games” are excruciatingly boring, straining the attention spans of our subjects. I believe this issue extends to science education for children as well. I would like[…]

Sound Guide Response

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After experiencing the Whale Creek sound guide, I have left with a new frustration with the multi media mode. Much of the information conveyed by the narrator in this podcast was communicated on plaques throughout the space. What information was not conveyed on these plaques, in my opinion, would have been better left unsaid. Intermittent[…]