Inessah and I continued using the heart rate monitor and wanted to see if you can train yourself to be more calm during presentations. We thought it would be perfect to test out during midterm presentations.
I was really nervous about midterm presentations and wasn’t sure if having a device strapped [...]
In class, we mentioned that documentaries are one of the best ways in our new media world to generate empathy. I agree that in this form we can show both sides to a story and reveal our underlying intentions. Ultimately, I believe everyone is seeking happiness, freedom and security. A documentary would reveal both sides [...]
I used Backtrack to track my keystrokes over the course of the week. I hadn’t used my computer for anything other than school-work so my words are all related to my projects.
Also, I have noticed how my language changes depending on who I am speaking with. I have some friends, [...]
We’ve just connected the Polar strap heartrate monitor we borrowed (along with this interface: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8661? ). This website has very clear instructions to get started with the interface: http://bildr.org/2011/08/heartrate-arduino/
Here is my heart-rate (beats per minute) over the course of 10 minutes, while winding down before sleep. I noticed the highest peaks happening when [...]
For an interesting project, I decided to set up a heartrate monitor that would track and reveal the heartrate of someone speaking in front of the class. Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Often times it’s not really a fear in the sense of anticipated fear, but rather something that [...]
We go about our daily lives without putting much thought into why we feel the way we do, and why things happen the way they do. I think in order to understand ourselves and our surrounding and circumstances, we need to examine our autonomic responses to everything by connecting computers to the rest of [...]