closer to home
Inspired by the discussions surrounding guns violence in the US and the idea that if people had a greater empathy for the victims of gun violence whose stories appear in the news, we decided to create a tactile way of bringing the impact of gun violence closer to home.
We designed two [...]
Our search experiences are increasingly catered to our own bias and our own interests. Search roulette can be enabled to let you search using the profile catered to someone else’s searches.Their profile is anonymized but contains information about their demographics.
By searching and getting the return of searches catered to someone [...]
I analyzed word frequency across emails. First, I downloaded all of my sent email as .eml files using a Python script that was created by Sean McIntyre. I then imported sets of the .eml files into processing. I had to limit the number of emails in order to not run out of memory. I have [...]
Faces, Puppies or Pinups?
I made a program that prompts people to look at clouds and describe what they see.
While the instructions are running, I had one of three sets of primer images flashing for .5 seconds each (one frame at a frameRate of 120). In one set, the primers are human faces, [...]
Using gsr and faceOSC, I tracked galvanic skin response data, blinking & subtle changes in smile while looking at portraits by Chuck Close and Lucian Freud. I also worked with the pulse oximeter, but didn’t graph the data because I didn’t find it to be reliable.
Here’s the simple galvanic skin response circuit. It sends [...]
self-perception mediated by computers
The capacity of our consciousness is able to contemplate very few things relative to what is happening in our environment or in our bodies at any given moment. The ability to remember, to build relationships, to project about the future, and to think abstractly has taken an evolutionary precedent to being [...]