Video & Sound: Video Storyboard

So Stan, Grau and I decide to go with a humorous How-To akin to the How To Basic video shown in class. We’ve decided to go with the idea of how to code a Human. One of use will playthe “Human”, the other the Coder, and the third will play both director and cinematographer. (We…

PComp Labs: Digital I/O, Analog I/O, and Servo

Okay so the first labs were pretty easy (once I figured out my placement–the way the switches are are a bit confusing !) Video: Potentiometer Lab: Setup was relatively painless, and my issue was the basic coding fare (forgetting semicolons and whatnot).   Servo Lab: So here is where I had the trouble. The setup…

ICM: Week Three

So here we are with For Loops. My first sketch in mind I realized after making it was not per se a For Loop but here is kind of what I wanted? The motion I got, but I wanted to be a repeated chain? Where the odd rows would move down to up with the…

Response: Ira Glass on Storytelling

I get where he is getting at, where there is an action and reaction/reflection of an action. Then again perhaps he’s looking at it from a different perspective than I am. He’s a broadcaster for a talk show, my background in this area comes from sequential art and animation? What he’s saying, like being critical,…

Observations With Interactive Technology

The device I had chosen was the library catalog at my local library. Long since we are from the rolodex of cards, I had spent my childhood among those old blocky monitors looking for what I needed. Some things still have yet to change– we still have to physically write the call numbers we want…

Drink Paint! It’s Good For You!

Stan here as our lovely model! We decided to got with the “Got Milk?” Look: …But somehow ended up with “The Blood of our Enemies”.  

Bloodchild Audio Collage

I apologize! I forgot we had to post a post with the embedded clip! After what seems like an age and everything going wrong for me, here it is. Mine is sort of a audio collage with a hint of an audio drama feel, meant to be as it is– consumed via internet access. Is…

PComp Labs: Breadboard Setup, Swtiches, and Motor

Before I begin, I ¬†will share I thought I had a busted breadboard. Friday I had a setup and I used a 9-volt battery and my laptop and for some reason it wasn’t working. Turns out I just had bad layout in retrospect. (Thanks to Dror for ¬†testing my breadboard out for me because I…

Response: Don Norman and Tom Igoe

Don Norman’s entries covered the concept of design and how it difficult it truly is to make a design that balances out functionality and aesthetics– something covered in a different sense when I studied for my graphic design degree. I suppose design no matter where you go, follows some same rules and the like. Phones…