## Video Paramecia at the Spring Show

Video Paramecia was in the Spring Show! In HD! It had a great location in the entrance hallway where lots of people interacted with it. Here are a few screenshots from the second day. My only regret is that I…

## Heart of Plexi – An Agony in Two Fits

FIT THE FIRST – CONCEPT The design and assembly of my final project for Constructing Generative Systems was a dramatic saga. I had some materials left over from my two previous projects, all of which refract light in interesting ways….

## AroundITP

The hyperlocal news idea was a good one, but ultimately a much larger undertaking than I imagined. For the final, I decided to scale it way down, because I knew there was no way that I could even come close…

## Video Paramecia

I now understand why ITP students often incorporate multiple classes into their final projects. The obvious reason is, of course, less work. But the less obvious reason turned out to be more compelling: inspiration. I agonized for a few weeks…

## Random

I had to do a project involving or simulating randomness for Constructing Generative Systems. This was actually a difficult assignment for me because I had trouble getting past the mathematical definition of random. Everything I thought of just did not…

## NY News Feed

After the Valentine’s card, the next example that John Schimmel gave us for class was a blog template. I decided to make this into my first attempt at my hyperlocal news project. I named it Minewsiae (like minutiae, get it?)….

## Finite State Machine

A Finite State Machine is anything that has a set of defined states such that it cannot be in more than one state at a time. The most obvious example of this is a stoplight, which can only be red,…

## Telegram

Our first real Node/Javascript example in Dynamic Web was a Valentine’s Day card. There is an empty form, and once it’s filled out, a new card is created. My tweak of this code involved a telegram. I thought it would…

## Generative Quilting

Todd taught us about generative methods, which turned out to be pretty familiar territory from my math studies. In geometry, they are called transformations, and they describe the mapping of geometric forms in space. In class, we discussed four methods/transformations…

## It’s Just a Flesh Wound

The premise for this assignment was rather vague: tell a story with XML. Basically, we were supposed to design something that would take in camera input and return text output. While trying to figure out how to do this assignment,…