Go check out the page for Look At Me Now.
I ended up combining my ICM and PComp Finals and making “Look At Me Now” represent both of them. Long story short, I did end up making what I so vaguely hinted at below, but I didn’t think that it did justice to my original idea.
I am making the opposite of a data visualization. What I plan to create is a living and changing image that functions on one layer as simply a piece of art. However, what it really will be doing is conveying information.
The catch is that I don’t plan on making that information–that is, the information about the data that the image is conveying–readily available. I want an uncovering effect to occur.
Things will become clearer later, but let me start by saying that it all begins here:
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted an ICM assignment. Here’s my latest one:
This is a text mosaic of an image by Nigerian-based artist David Osagie. I took the pixels of the original image, saved the color of each, and wrote over every 4 pixels with a phrase (which is impossible to read) that says “O te aka o di njo, emesie o ga-adi mma.” Int he Nigerian language Igbo, this essentially means “Things will get better in time.”
Sigh…as if I wasn’t already geeky enough just by virtue of being enrolled in ITP. I had to go and double my nerdiness factor by using science as a medium for departure this week.
For my ICM midterm I collaborated with Jacki and we decided right off the bat that we wanted to do something educational. We eventually ended up choosing an element compound game.
You can see for yourself what we ended up with here. Drag the elements into the petri dish to try to make Sodium Chloride and Hydrochloric Acid; hit the space bar to refresh.
We came a long way considering that we were only given a week, but of course there’s still a ton more to do. As of now, none of the other compounds work (partly because we still have to resolve an issue related to compounds that require multiples of a certain element), and the button that’s hanging out at the bottom lacks functionality. We also have more ideas up our sleeve(s), so stay tuned…
ICM this week called for animation. So I took my boombox from last week and added some oomph to it. If last week was a static boombox, this is what happens when you turn the thing on. Drag your mouse around to see the stereo responding to different volumes, and press a key to see the speakers boom. My old best friend just got an upgrade.
What you are about to see is my very first Intro to Computational Media assignment (uploaded a week late). Prepare yourselves.
We all know that every work of art has a great story behind it. Here we go: this is meant to be a representation of a boombox that I once had. It was one of my most prized possessions–I still remember receiving it for Christmas when I was nine years old.
Recently I found out that said boombox has been discarded. At the discovery of this sad truth, my heart was clutched with a gripping, icy pain that was so terrible that I could only do one thing: code. Now you see the result.