ICM – Final Project Proposal – The Twitter Universe

The Universe Beyond Twitter is an interactive re-creation of our solar system, but the sizes of each planets are altered to represent the proportionate scale of the top trending stories on Twitter.   With large news stories happening in Toronto and Canada, and all the social media buzz that resulted from that, I became fascinated […]

Week 8: Beatwalker info

I’ve looked around online and done some research to figure out the best components to use for the Beatwalker. The main parts are going to consist of a project box that will contain a GinSing synth shield, a very small Arduino to interpret the step counting and brain activity details, and an accelerometer or pedometer. […]

Final project proposal

Beatwalker: The soundtrack of your life     I’ve had this idea for quite some time, and I feel like I’d be able to realize it (at least the first iteration of it) through my final P-comp assignment.   It has been considered time and time again: what would the soundtrack of your life sound […]

Week 6 – Colors

  Since we were working in Processing this week, I really wanted to make something interactive. I wanted the user to be able to select the color, and then see the corresponding colors as well.   After experimenting with many different things, and seeing what I can do with hue, saturation, and brightness ranges, I […]

Week 6 – Midterm Project

THE LAUGHER! The concept of the laugher (working title) was to see to what degree laughing is contagious. If a human besides you laughs, there’s a chance, should you be in the right mood, that you yourself will laugh. Can the same be said about a computer?   Koen and I did some basic research on […]

Week 6/7 – Final Project

  In 2011, I produced/directed a music video for the band I played in, Little City. It was meant to be sort of an ‘ode to Toronto’ – four cyclists with cameras mounted on their heads weave their way through downtown Toronto, crossing paths and interacting with one another and their surroundings. At the end […]

Week 5 – ITP Logo

The challenge: design a new logo for ITP. The current logo: So, the first thing that strikes me about the old logo are the ‘radio waves’ coming from the ‘i’. Not a bad idea, but analog frequencies are so 20th century! The issue I have with the entire challenge is that I don’t think ‘ITP: […]

Week 5 – Favorite logo

I mentioned this in week 1, my love for the Toronto Blue Jays logo. So I figured I should blog about it! So here is the timeline of the Toronto Blue Jays logo. The very first one was a keeper for nearly 20 years! The name ‘Blue Jays’ was selected from 2000 submissions for possible […]

Week 5 – Servers and Servi

Oh hey. This week I made a blog posting site. But! The catch is, instead of offering the standard ‘write about whatever’ this week, I provided 10 questions, randomly chosen, to inspire the writer to write about something that happened to them in the last week. Enjoy! http://104.131.210.180:3004/

Week 4 – My ‘Business’ Card

  My business card really lends itself to a more professional execution than what I was able to muster in the past week (for an affordable price). I am really confident in my idea, but also aware my final project looks like a primary grade school project. Cutting perfect circles is hard! But the idea […]