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…