Spatial Chess

Spatial Chess

Nov 17, 2013

THE GENERAL IDEA information to be added locally for the moment, refer back to Saki’s original post: http://www.sakihayashi.net/?p=392 THE SYSTEM DIAGRAM information to be added locally for the moment, refer back to the larger system sketch (rough, rough!): http://www.specious-space.org/architectural-toys-in-a-grid-of-landscape-sensors/ And for a more extensive photo array of tests see: http://www.sakihayashi.net/?p=475 THE GENERAL STRUCTURE (pardon, will […]

Architectural Toys (in a grid of landscape sensors)

Architectural Toys (in a grid of landscape sensors)

Nov 12, 2013

Hey Saki! Thanks for letting me jump onto the project. Here were today’s sketch notes on simplified object sensing (making a base of circuits and copper contacts). Page 4, spread 2 is the simplest form. Right now they sketch A) light circuit (boolean on and off based on memory),  B) a voltage in and four […]

In Web

WEB-php-FAIL

Nov 12, 2013

So, because I spent the week w/ javascript instead of php, I thought I’d just crack open Shawn’s example and see if I could run it a few times and comment to myself about the structure. An attempt to remember which failed horribly. And, of course, his sample defaulted to showing an index of files […]

Mechanisms, Fields, Environments

Mechanisms, Fields, Environments

Nov 11, 2013

FINAL THOUGHTS 2 While I’m fairly disgruntled with my mid-term, which could be resolved (with an old keystone kids’ projector and different motors), I’ve been searching the blogs to see what other potential final projects are being hatched. So, despite a final sound-mixer sketch as a send-off below, I been looking around at the structure […]

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 […]

Final Mechanism Thoughts

Final Mechanism Thoughts

Nov 4, 2013

Final project- doubling down to resolve audio-player issues. I, like so many on the floor today, seemed to be trouble shooting things we thought we’d solved. My H-bridge, motor, & 9V w/ resistance side of things isn’t quite up to snuff, mostly because I think I need to add 10 ohms instead of 20 ohms […]

Belated… Power

Belated… Power

Nov 3, 2013

Due to scheduling craziness, I was unable to make the rescheduled final review of everyone’s videos. (Trying to catch-up via blog).  Also, having to go home pack and make a train meant that I missed the final mad hours of editing between David and Ziv. We’d planning it fairly well, just in terms of  large […]

Inside the Black Box (or chipboard box)

Inside the Black Box (or chipboard box)

Nov 1, 2013

Assembled and Then Dis-Assembled! So I managed to pull together the box and the wiring today… knowing full well that I’d likely need to make gears if I want the film to spin appropriately. I can’t say that I’ve worked out all the bugs. In fact, I think it will always sound a bit like […]

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 […]

In Web

The Edges/Capacity of the Web

Oct 29, 2013

limited thoughts on universal access Of all the readings, what caught my attention the most was “Long-Live the Web,”  Tim Berners-Lee’s call for foundational, open access. I come from landscape and logistics, an arena obsessed with LTS (large technological systems) and the very real politics of utility provisions. I honestly don’t know exactly how early […]