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Hanami

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Sakura in Fukuoka

Hanami or flower viewing is commonly associated with the act of viewing cherry blossoms.

I think I’ve found my idea for my Computational Cameras final. It has an intresting history that dates back to the 18th century on how a single flower can symbolize extreme beauty and a quick death due to the fleeting nature of the cherry blossoms.

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Cherry trees at Nagasaki ground zero

I’ll be implementing these in my final project by replacing it the lifespan of the cherry blossoms as you move through a given space.

So for the next few weeks I’ll be spending time at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to shoot pictures and video. I’m not sure yet if the petals will be falling but if not. I’ll attempt to recreate them in Processing.

http://vimeo.com/40166788

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Help me decide

What to do for my finals?? I have a bunch and need to narrow them down and focus on ONE project for the next two weeks.

1. Enhance the AR project.

I would actually move the AR codes into playing cards and laying them down the table would project different words. I was thinking of making it a language learning tool. By arranging them in the correct order/ syntax, you will get the english translation.

OR

haptic interface via IR, same as above but a touchscreen keyboard on plexi.

OR

Hang a bunch of AR codes around and when a camera or phone is pointed at it, it will display a “virtual forest” with vines or branches linking between the AR codes.

2. Enhance the midterm project.

Instead of putting random unrelated images as I walk through space using the kinect. I’d like to project an actual scene that would give you the illusion of actually walking through space.

OR

Generate an interactive scene that would respond to your proximity and facial reactions much like a camera enabled Eliza psychotherapist bot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA

3. I’d like to make a digital camera obscura box. But it seems to me that the illusion is lost when it moves to the digital form compared to the actual physics involved in projecting it.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/camera-obscura/camera-obscura-video

So I’m reaching out to the class to help me decide.

PCOMP Final final project

After numerous revisions it’s finally finished.

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More or less. Working with small parts is very difficult especially with 30 gauge wire which is barely a thread and breaks easily which is one of the main problems I encountered with this project.

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The code is working great. But I may have crossed some wires that make the white array and yellow array stay on all the time. But the effect is there. I’m at a point where I don’t want to touch it anymore for fear that it may not work by noon today. I am honestly not satisfied with my work but the important part is I learned a lot with this project in terms of building and fabrication which I really need to work on.

Right now it’s all packed up in a box for transportation to the ITP floor. Thank you for a wonderful experience in Physical Computing.

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Information display – ICM Finals

A far cry from what I made for the midterms, I think this would be better on another surface other than my computer screen.

So I’ve been able to parse the weather API of Yahoo and the AP headline feeds for news. Using two XML parsing codes is a bit challenging. There’s something in the flickr API that isn’t jist working for me so each image is manually assigned to each weather condition set by Yahoo.

 

This was the original weather midterm project with no data and just computer drawn images.

This is the raw AP headline feed experiment that I merged with my earlier code.

I think that this information lives outside of our mobile phones and screen but instead it should be around us. I had a last minute inspiration on the subway ride home that I wish this was projected on the window of the train so I know what’s going on above ground.

I wanted to project this on a surface with a kinect camera looking at it at the same time where it would give the false impression of gesture control. But doing certain gestures on the projected surface, it would either refresh the news data or change the weather location.

I think I’ll work on this some more during the break. Code to be posted soon.

PCOMP Final final project

After numerous revisions it’s finally finished.

physical computing

More or less. Working with small parts is very difficult especially with 30 gauge wire which is barely a thread and breaks easily which is one of the main problems I encountered with this project.

physical computing

The code is working great. But I may have crossed some wires that make the white array and yellow array stay on all the time. But the effect is there. I’m at a point where I don’t want to touch it anymore for fear that it may not work by noon today. I am honestly not satisfied with my work but the important part is I learned a lot with this project in terms of building and fabrication which I really need to work on.

Right now it’s all packed up in a box for transportation to the ITP floor. Thank you for a wonderful experience in Physical Computing.

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PCOMP Finals update

Dropped Processing. Dropped Temp sensor. Long live the Ultrasonic sensor.

I gave in and picked up the ultrasonic sensor. A quick jab at the library and pasted the same values I had for the temp and got it working.

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I initially used a central ground to reduce the cabling and copper tape to for the wiring. This was a mess. I switched to a thinner wire which meant re-soldering everything.

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Disaster strikes! A part of my arcylic falls off. Crazy glue to the rescue.

The good thing is that it works. Sort of.

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Still a way to go but a lot closer now.

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CommLab: Web Final Proposal

 

I’d like to expand my choose your own adventure game into the text based adventure games of the early personal computing age. Much like Mystery House which took me a lot of hours to complete and even got the help of my entire family since this was on the Apple IIe, our first computer in 1983.

I’d render the text on just a plain black background and see if it will work using a CSS stylesheet and text input.

The story would be a mystery for the player to solve. More to come.