I am fascinated by the concept of the evil eye in ancient cultures. It is a curse brought on by the envious gaze of others.  Bad things befall those who are cursed by the evil eye. It is unusual as…

Here is a little applet I wrote in Processing for my ICM homework last week. When you move the cloud over the sun, all of the clouds will start to rain on the grass below. http://itp.nyu.edu/~ka1019/ICM/raincloud/ It’s a little buggy–I…

My fantasy device is a synesthesia simulator. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which one sensory experience leads to the stimulation of another. There are several variations, including ones where people can hear colors or taste linguistic sounds. This leads…

I am haunted by voltage dividers. These little buggers were the focus of my electronics lab in college for an entire semester, and I’m sorry to say that class made me hate electronics for a long time. Years later, the…

Crawford suggests that the heart of interactivity is a conversation between two beings, wherein both speak, think, and listen. This is obviously an approximation when we are talking about objects. Even the most advanced AI isn’t really “thinking,” but rather…

The second part of my PComp Arduino assignment was to “get creative” by building on the blinking LED exercise. I didn’t want to come up with a new switch, because everyone seems to be doing that. I have experience with…

Now that I’ve had my first PComp class, I can say that I’ve been formally introduced to Arduino. Pulling that little breadboard out of the box brought back memories of my 5th grade science project building computer circuits with my…