VISUALIZING HEARTBEATS WITH EMAIL:
I’m keen on the idea of sending heartbeats in emails which would convey a sense of the body a person is inhabiting while writing the email (ok, that sounds funny but there is a disembodiment involved with emails that makes it feel weird to even bring the body back in).
Conceptually, . . . → Read More: Heartbeat Trials
I have continued with my interests in tracking my body’s movement as I walk. Since moving to New York, I have become a highway walker, dodging tourists, shoppers, and general gawkers on the sidewalks looking for the path of least resistance. I feel a heightened amount of tension throughout my body when I am . . . → Read More: Motion/Navigation Logging
And so, for my midterm project, on which I have been working on for a while, and hope to develop and complete towards my final, I present to you, the human feedback pedal. First, a few words on how this came about, before coming to ITP, for a period of about 6 years, I’ve been involved . . . → Read More: (bio)Feedback Pedal
In a recent post, I discussed using key logging software to record keyboard-based input. That study focused on vocabulary over time. Looking at the file generated after a week, I was particularly intrigued by the way it illustrated non-linear working methods and navigation between screen-based activities. This accumulation of data seemed well-suited to inquiry through design.
Keystroke . . . → Read More: Materializing Invisible Text
For my midterm I’ve continued to explore logging data representative of the proximity between myself and my surroundings. To recap, I’ve been interested in how personal space affects the relationship we have to living in a densely populated city like NYC. To many, it can be disorienting or claustrophobic. Some find it comforting while others find . . . → Read More: Visualizing the proximity of my surroundings
Following on from last week, we were interested in further exploring how our use of language is a reflection of our inner state – both cognitively and emotionally.
Our paradigm for the emotional state is again the amount of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ words being. Whilst we chose to determine the cognitive state by the originality of the . . . → Read More: Day & Night
Before leaping in to what our project became, let’s analyze the genesis of our concept spanning the developmental and adult life of one half of our research team, Miriam.
When I was 7 my mother told me she had always wished I was a boy. Boys are tall and strong and smell manly. At my . . . → Read More: Sword Fight Democracy
I started out with the intent of parsing all the emails I had sent from my two main email accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and determining the differences their differences in speech. And ended up analyzing way too much of myself
. . . → Read More: What Are You Saying? Wait… You Talk Too Much
Although I’ve really enjoyed the other projects that I’ve worked on so far this semester, I have to admit that I’m not a natural self-quantifier. I’ve downloaded 5 different iPhone apps to track my GPS, heart rate, speed, sound and motion, but I always forget to turn them on until I arrive at my destination. Apparently . . . → Read More: I Captured Your Attention
Since the beginning of the semester I’ve had a one track mind in regards to the Rest of You class. I’ve wanted to find a way to track my level of excitement, my emotions and moods so that I could gain insights about what makes me happy (or better yet, how I can lead a fulfilling . . . → Read More: Excited, Emotional and Moody
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been forcing myself to examine my life and actions in the hope of finding something that I really, really want to track. I’ve been looking inward, at my heart rate and breathing, and I’ve been tracking my sleep and location using my phone. I’m not sure how much I’ve been . . . → Read More: Give it a Rest
Previous Related Post:
Out of Body: http://mfleisig.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/out-of-body/
[At Rest of You: http://itp.nyu.edu/~dbo3/roy/?p=482]
The respiration monitor is working:
Ignore the op-amp and red and green wires at the center bottom of the photo–they’re for the GSR sensor, which I am not tracking here. The respiration sensor is simply a stretch sensor attached to a voltage divider via the green wire to the . . . → Read More: Diaphragmatic and Abdominal Breathing