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The Flip Side

This assignment terrified me a bit. I have been thinking about how to brand myself during and post ITP for a while now. My background as a writer, filmmaker and director still earns me money and my years spent on it should not be tossed out, but I came to ITP to expand my skill […]

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Total Recode

This week I revisited “Don’t eat the poo!” with an eye at cleaning up the code, but I also wanted to change a few images. For one thing, I feared the pink color mixed with a tongue made it look a little too much like a skin flick so I changed the background to a […]

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The Big Box of Death…and Circuitry

There were many labs this week that helped me better understand programming the Arduino. The first was using photosensors to control the sound out of a speaker. After spending much time using the photosensor last week, it was the type of analog sensor I felt most comfortable with. Witness Dhru demonstrate the beauty of the […]

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Chop Shop

As I was going through the different brand logos, more than one caught my eye. Some are iconic, others all pervasive, but I wanted one that was more recent than the age old stalwarts of good branding. This brought me to Uniqlo. Since early childhood, I have had a fascination with Japan and China. This […]

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Don’t eat the poo!

Why eat healthy? Because that’s the only way you can win! I was partnered up for this week’s ICM project with the lovely Becca Ricks. we agreed on the premise within minutes of talking about the project. I even convinced Becca to incorporate my favorite emoji of all time, the poo. The only thing worse […]

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Day or Night fun with Arduino

I started with the two labs for the week. The first lab involved coding a switch to change between two LEDs on the breadboard. It required the code below.   And setting up the Arduino and the breadboard as pictured in the video. The second lab involved wiring a potentiometer to control the power to […]

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Expressive Typography

The first part of this assignment was to write my name in six different fonts that were representative of my personality. This led to hours upon hours of perusing and I am still not fully satisfied with my choices. I never found just the right science fiction font! And somehow other fonts that have caught […]

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Interactive Kiosk at Hayden Planetarium

I went to the Museum of Natural History in search of interactive kiosks. My friend Angela decided to come along.  We expected to pick one of the dinosaur installations, but a “Send a Video” kiosk at the Hayden Planetarium caught my eye.  My first thought was, “What on earth does a send a video kiosk […]

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Spaceship Animation

Upon approaching this assignment, I thought about generative artwork, but the truth is my brain struggles with that type of concept. I am much stronger at setting a scene or telling a story so I decided to make a cute space animation. The first order of business was creating a sky filled with twinkling stars. […]

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The Keychain Light

I started off learning all of the different parts in my Arduino kit. The time spent on this proved endlessly valuable for the rest of the labs. Then I moved on to the labs. A friend happened to have a power source she soldered with a resident so for my first lab, I used her […]

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