Pcomp Final: Mnemonic-Making

Pcomp Final: Mnemonic-Making

Dec 18, 2013

We were chosen for the Winter show, so all the intended cleaning and coordinating of posts hasn’t happened. But… (drumroll), in its place, I pulled together a project website while Saki working on circuit connection and ‘faking’ certain types of user responses. I’m still behind (group-work reviews, a video demonstration for the web, etc. etc.), […]

Hipocraphies or Hipster Geographies
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Hipocraphies or Hipster Geographies

Dec 8, 2013

Project Premise: Play on the Exhibitionist Impulses of Hipsters and make some Voyeuristic Geographies using their own Photos Project Programming: Php is going to play nice and tap: flickr api to do geographically bounded photo-searches and layer that with another retrieval of their geocoded information, open/establish a mySQL database to store those search terms, their […]

The disposal(?) geographies of NYC
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The disposal(?) geographies of NYC

Dec 3, 2013

Not to neglect last week’s web assignment (which works!), you can browse the refuse, paper, mgp, recycling rates and trash transfer stations at: http://www.specious-space.org/WEB/refuse4.php   just a simple api-mashup thanks to nyc open data!

The Edible? Geographies of NYC
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The Edible? Geographies of NYC

Dec 3, 2013

Final (Game Plan) I make maps and infographics, so I’ve been trying to think about how I might integrate those mediums/outputs with the responsive capabilities of php. Of course the weird thing about looking at prototypical webpages, to see their mySQL or even GIS db use… (drumroll) is that you can’t really get at their […]

Connections & Contacts (final process)

Dec 3, 2013

success We’ve got some working, minimum structures: (or we did last monday) Admittedly, we were still working on the third physical prototype build on Wednesday and only really began debugging Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, in stops and starts. Saki had, in different pieces, constructed both the php and the processing sketch as part of her […]

Material Prototypes for Architectural Chess

Material Prototypes for Architectural Chess

Nov 25, 2013

For play-testing this week: we wanted to get a working mockup of the grid, its’ responsive LED features, and working: a) corner circuit connections, b) the unique ID connections, and c) the responsive piece. We’re still working through some shorts (physical), some material contact issues (copper wiring contacts), and getting our materials queued. Saki is […]

Crisper Pcomp Project Introduction

Crisper Pcomp Project Introduction

Nov 25, 2013

Paragraph Descriptions in the Works (please visit again) CONCEPT Distributed Memory Games meets Spatial Memonics, or Architectural Toys I’ll let Saki, the originator of the project, lay out the introduction to our project: “ My PhyCom Final Project, Smart Architectural Toy┬áis a collection of architectural units to play around by placing the units on a […]

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The Web We Lost/Out in Public

Nov 20, 2013

For the moment, a broken php page (working with nyc open data-boilers (in mySQL)) can be found at: http://www.specious-space.org/WEB/zipcode_datamapper.php I need to fix the confusion between objects and arrays, since I’d begun the example working w/ Robyn/Shawn’s garden mapper. But I think if I sit down and try to build from scratch a series of […]

If you’re not failing, you’re not trying

Nov 20, 2013

… or it could be your time management and unrealistic expectations. A 50% final (between schematic sketching submissions?) I have fallen prey to the latter two, which is alas, to be expected. So, while I managed to get interactions, averages, and dashboards going for my student this week, I’ve barely wrapped my head around a […]

Not Quite ICM…

Not Quite ICM…

Nov 18, 2013

So the great irony of the semester/ITP experience is that I’m literally, directly using these skills/tools/tactic but haven’t been smart enough to actually propose my career-oriented use as my final projects. Clearly a Time-Management Fail! So before I run off to spend some more time getting my 1950s data (which I also delivered a guest […]