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 […]

Sentinel II too, or How I learned to stop worrying and love icm

Sentinel II too, or How I learned to stop worrying and love icm

Nov 6, 2013

Messy, yes.  Incomplete, certainly. Totally ridiculous, absolutely. So I’ve got a bunch of original, 1950’s civil defense exercises lying around my computer, just waiting to be inspected and treated to some black humor. What better visualization opportunity will I get than our ICM final? After all this stuff is old, old, old school gaming (a […]

All of the tree(maps) in the writings of Dumas…

All of the tree(maps) in the writings of Dumas…

Oct 31, 2013

George Perec and the Spaces of Writing Although I can’t claim to have done anything particularly interesting with strings this week (damn midterm-induced cold), I did manage to stick some Dumas (and Thoreau for testing) into a treemap library. I was hoping, actually, that I might be able to grab some of the analysis and […]

From Fry’s Table class to the native Java

From Fry’s Table class to the native Java

Oct 16, 2013

It was a Processing week of large, but nearly invisible triumphs… FROM TABLE CLASS TO JAVA’S TABLE CLASS Basically, I set aside Ben Fry’s Table class and dug into using the native Java table functions within Processing. While it was easier than anticipated to sort data based on string values and column values, I did run […]

Catching Snowflakes

Catching Snowflakes

Oct 9, 2013

This week, MT and I traded classes. I gave her a Snow class and a Ball class to generate either flake or Spirograph forms. She made a duck hunt game and so my response was to grab her Score counting class and Timer class. Unfortunately, by the time I’d cleaned all the extra duck references […]

Boilers (Soon…)

Sep 25, 2013

Time management escaped me this week, so alas, this is merely the beginning of a sketch…  it may, in fact need to be non-geographic I was hoping to add tabs with graphs of the data and then play with them in boolean states (we’ll see how far that gets between 6 and 9am)… Maybe, just […]

Ice Trade, Ice Melt, & Messy Code

Ice Trade, Ice Melt, & Messy Code

Sep 16, 2013

INSPIRATION: Edge Ops, Or Logistics in the Woods So I’ve got a long-term, book-esque project that spatializes the material and logistical array of Thoreau’s Walden Pond.  The conceptual bent, like much writing on Thoreau, is to a) acknowledge the industrial, active nature of these peri-urban territories in contrast/complement to his dialectic idealizations, b) reconsider and […]

Interior Landscapes

Interior Landscapes

Sep 10, 2013

Jumping ahead, I wanted to hybridize the first week’s portrait assignment with components from the first chapter of Fry’s Data Visualization (for Processing). There’s not much simple coordinate drawing, but I wanted to reinforce the data techniques, table use, and start thinking about how to trouble shoot them, as my ultimate goal for the course […]