My idea for an empathy-inducing machine is inspired by a book of short stories by Charles Yu called “Sorry Please Thank You.” The first story in the book, Standard Loneliness Package, talks about wealthy people in the future outsourcing their negative feelings to low-wage employees in a different country. Any heartbreak, guilt, even an uneasy dentist trip, [...]
I also did a small test with the last few months of my OpenPaths data. Besides a few trips to Pennsylvania and one to Toronto, I spend most of my time around 40 degrees N and between 73 and 74 degrees W. I wanted to see where “there me” was– so I looked up “opposite coordinates” (East [...]
This week I took a closer look at my digital self by keystroke logging (which is terrifying) and scanning old gchats between myself and my boyfriend (booooring). It feels cheesy to want to do a project about my boyfriend, but looking back at our old communication methods and comparing them to the ones we use [...]
Belated update from last week regarding my sleep project for thesis. I was able to get some serial data from the Zeo once, but am having trouble repeating the success. The data doesn’t seem to be as clean as I hoped, so I may be moving on to try a few python scripts I found [...]
This week I conducted some experiments with the MindWave EEG reader. The games are pretty fascinating, and the device is easy to use. The headset pairs well with Eric Blue’s incredible visualizer built in Processing (pic below).
After meeting with DanO, I’m convinced I need to use the Zeo due to stability of the headband and ease of [...]
In short, because I don’t want human evolution to take a turn & revolve around the small glowing rectangles we’ve created for ourselves.*
Now that technology and information is extremely accessible, and we’ve started to carry it with us wherever we go, we need to remember the other elements that support our lives. The physical [...]