everyday_windows

Final project for Physical Computing & ICM – ITP Fall 2017. Ilana Bonder & Nicolás Peña-Escarpentier Github repository | Link (will work on making a full web-only version soon) Sexism, harassment, abuse… They all have been historically regarded as personal issues, relegating them from the public discussion, and diverting attention of their status as sociopolitical…

Beautiful Ideas, Chaotic Failures

This is a story about craziness and predictability. Everything could have been avoided, but ambition got in the way. I wanted to make a laser harp. Simple, right? Actually, no, not at all, but that made it more tempting. The concept was not that complicated: some laser diodes would be cast on phototransistors and -as…

Interacting is HARD (for some people, at least)

This week we had to observe, a lot. Finding a piece of interactive technology in public that is interesting enough and not as common or obvious was not that easy. Luckily, I came across this particular situation where I was disturbed by the lack of . The particular context can be seen on the following…

Collaborating snakes

TL:DR, here’s the link to the running sketch. For this assignment we had to work in pairs, two people, could not do it by yourself. I partnered with Caleb, not only because he was sitting next to me, but mainly because I found really interesting his approach to his last assignment. We quickly reached an…

A “light” problem

TL;DR you can see the script running here. For this assignment I wanted to expand on the first one and play with light sources and colors. Addressing the requirements, I wanted to use a mouse-controlled light source, on a background that has a day/night cycle and random elements to explore: 1. One element controlled by…

What is interaction?

Notes on the first class can be found here (The Art of) Interactive Design and the physical world We had to read chapters 1 & 2 from Crawford’s he Art of Interactive Design. As much as I like the approach (even if a bit ), one of my main disagreements comes with the core advantage…