Ingrid 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. Since there was only one strap, I decided to use it for my actual thesis presentation and Ingrid [...]
So this week I also tried out tracking my mouse x,y coordinates. I used two sketches MousetrackDraw (display x,y values from csv files) and TrackMouseInBackground (get x,y values). Instead of just tracking it over a day I used I used it on different sites- facebook and twitter. For the same set amount of time I [...]
Ingrid and I finally got the heart rate thesis modulator working. Basically the idea is inspired by the second years who are typically pretty nervous during thesis presentations. Most people aren’t great at public speaking so we wanted to hack into the body and see if there was a way to expose what was going [...]
“Breaking some of the illusions we have of ourselves can help us as a society.”
Why connect computers to the Rest of You?
In short, it can be used to identify, give context to and serve as a jumping off point for possible solutions to problems. It can provide insight to issues not usually [...]