Designing for Live Performance: Cornell Box

September 20, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

This week’s assignment was to make a Cornell box that reflected our emotional response to Lasso of Truth.  After reading Carson’s play, I began to jot down ideas, and reactions to it.  The direction the box took was unexpected.  I had a certain expectation about the shape it would take, and what I ended up with was fairly different.  Box in progress Finished box

Socially Engaged Art Practice Ideas

September 18, 2018 Socially Engaged Art

In this assignment, we were tasked with coming up with 3 Ideas that we thought would act as socially engaged art:  One thing that I’ve seen on social media a lot lately is “I don’t know how to explain to you that you should care about other people”.  And it’s true, you can’t force people to empathize with people, or force understanding.  In many ways, people fear what they don’t understand. And while, I’m not as naive to think thatRead More

Designing For Live Performance: Lasso of Truth

September 17, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

This week’s assignment was to answer Fuch’s questions for Lasso of Truth, as well as write concept sentences.  I found that I really enjoyed Lasso of Truth.  So much so, that I also picked up Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman.  Concept Sentences:  Lasso of Truth is about finding and forming relationships.Lasso of Truth is about finding and forming relationships outside of societal norms. Lasso of Truth is about the Inventor’s quest to leave a legacy behind him, bothRead More

Understanding Networks: Socket Game

September 10, 2018 Understanding Networks

This week’s assignment was to design and create a controller that could  connect to a server using a TCP socket connection to play a game. My initial thought was to use some of the skills I’d learned in Social Wearables this summer.  Since I haven’t picked up an muscle sensor yet, I decided to use the homemade pressure sensors we made instead.  To test the idea, I started by connecting a regular fsr to the arduino MRK1000, and worked onRead More

Designing for Live Performance: Small Planet & Empty Space

September 10, 2018 Designing for Live Performance

Elinor Fuchs’ Visit to a Small Planet lays out clear and understandable methods for both reading and interpreting a play, using a series of questions. Rather than make quick judgements about the play, these questions are intended to help you to delve deeper into all aspects of the play.  Curious to see if it would help further my understanding of previous plays, I decided to re-read a play that I’d been assigned this summer.  Even with my preconceived notions ofRead More

Magic Windows: Representative gif

September 8, 2018 Magic Windows

For our first assignment, we were tasked with creating an animation about ourselves.  I chose to animate my name, because both my first and middle names, reflect my parent’s middle names.

Technology, Media, & Democracy Final Project

August 27, 2018 Tech Media & Democracy

Tech, Media, and Democracy Prof. Justin Hendrix Team Members: Cherisha Agarwal Michael Allen Fuller Kellee D Massey Joanna Molloy Joanna Yen My role in the project was to write the code for the web application, allowing keywords in the questions to play videos that corresponded with keywords.

Social Wearables: Final Project

June 27, 2018 Social Wearables

After experimenting with both the muscle and pulse sensors (and seriously considering buying both for myself), I sat down and tried to figure out what I wanted to do as a wearable project. I knew that I wanted to use the MyoWare Muscle Sensor as my sensor, but didn’t know what action I wanted it to trigger. I decided to jump in, and see if I could get it to make a servo move. I figured that if I couldRead More

Social Wearables: Kinetic Body Extensions & Body Sensing Part I

June 23, 2018 Social Wearables

Today’s a two part blog covering body extension & body sensing with homemade sensors. On Monday, we tried our hands at paper folding, which while frustrating, was actually a lot of fun. After getting a working paper folded prototype, Suzanne and I tried to hook it up to a servo motor and see what we could come up with. After our servo finished having a mind of it’s own, we managed to get a shape that was interesting by combiningRead More

Social Wearables: Nudgeables & Body Language Detector

June 18, 2018 Social Wearables

Using the nudgeable kit, I worked with Chai to come up with two concepts that we could build with the kit. Our first idea was a system built into the cuff of a sleeve that would let someone giving a speech be able to ask for a prompt from a spotter in the audience. By tapping the opposite sleeve, the speaker could trigger the buzzer in the spotter’s sleeve, letting them know that a prompt was needed. Or the spotterRead More