Visual Language: Signage Research

September 20, 2017 Comm Lab: Visual Language

The assignment for week two, was to go out and photograph four signs. Two that we thought were successful, two that weren’t so successful, and then to redesign one of the unsuccessful ones.

Video & Sound: Sound Walk

September 19, 2017 Com Lab: Video & Sound

Sound Walk instructions: Start at the elevator, and walk towards the tv wall. Continue to walk along the wall, stopping when you feel it’s appropriate. Continue to walk, making a right towards the common area/kitchen. Take a free seat and continue to listen. Sound Walk link @ Soundcloud

ICM: More fun with animation

Decided to do a little more playing around with animation tonight, and this is the result. I liked the idea of making something kaleidoscope-like, even if I did have some trouble with getting it to reverse on mouse click. Eventually I figured out how mouseIsPressed actually works, and I’m pretty happy with. Couldn’t decide if I liked it better with or without the stroke, so I tried both.

ICM: Week two, animation

This week’s assignment was to create a sketch that include all of these: – One element controlled by the mouse. – One element that changes over time, independently of the mouse. – One element that is different every time you run the sketch. We had the option of iterating on week one’s assignment, or creating something new with simpler shapes to make sure we understood the concepts. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I justRead More

Visual Language: Design Analysis

September 13, 2017 Comm Lab: Visual Language

For this assignment, I chose a reimagining of the Black Swan poster by Hung Trinh. I found the image while searching for an image for the photoshop workshop. On the grid, the separation of the poster is more evident to me. The swan, text, and negative space, are all centered on the page. The upper third of the poster is dominated by the swan, your eye almost immediately drawn to the eye housed in the swan’s body. The left thirdRead More

ICM: Computation and Interests

Write a blog post about how computation applies to your interests. This could be a subject you’ve studied, a job you’ve worked, a personal hobby, or a cause you care about. As someone who previously worked in manufacturing, and recently pivoted to being a developer, computation plays a large role in my interests. I started with creating static websites on geoCities during undergrad, and continued to teach myself new skills by maintaining websites for various organizations in college. Working inRead More

Video & Sound: Highline Soundwalk

September 12, 2017 Com Lab: Video & Sound

Monday I did the Highline soundwalk with Simon. Going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was a meditative experience that was synced to my steps and location. Overall, I was impressed by the technology used to make a transition from zone to zone. Having a green oasis in the middle of the city is something that I didn’t know I needed until I experienced the Highline soundwalk. During the walk, you’re immersed in a bubbleRead More

First ICM Class

So Wednesday morning was my first ICM class.  And while I had originally considered trying to audit it, I’m really glad I didn’t.  There’s always more to learn, more to learn from my fellow students, and so much to learn about creative coding. Our first assignment is to blog about how computation relates to our lives, and to create a self portrait using p5.js.  I’d picked up the Getting Started with p5.js book when I knew I was coming toRead More

And so it begins

September 1, 2017 Introduction

It’s been a busy week of adjusting to grad school.  Thanks to an awesome friend, I survived a 10-hour drive from Columbus to Queens, got my stuff moved in, and got settled in. It still hasn’t quite sunk in that I live in New York, or that grad school starts on Tuesday.  I’ve been taking the advice from the grad 101 session and being a tourist while I can.  So far I’ve been to the American Museum of Natural History,Read More