To recap, for my final I am installing my eye tracking glasses onto a tablet that I wear as clothing. The tablet displays what I am seeing. The concept is acknowledging the power of eye communication by amplifying what I am looking at on my clothing. This will be a spectacle and kind of silly looking, . . . → Read More: Final Project Progress
What can our eye movements tell us about a person? Can we know what somebody is thinking by analyzing the patterns of what they tend to look at? Or can we deduce something about them?
Eye contact and body language are considered, discussed, and even taught to us. For example, we know that we should look people . . . → Read More: Research blog – Eye Tracking for Research
To not repeat the eyewriter project’s instructions verbatim, I will not go over the details of how I followed them. But basically, they hack the ps3 Eye camera to make eye tracking glasses. They instruct to open up a ps3 Eye camera, replace the lens with one with a narrower focus, and use an IR filter . . . → Read More: Midterm, technically speaking. . .
I am inspired by the conversations we have had in class about communication through body language and the importance of eye contact. I am really amused by the rules we have that strictly separate spoken language from body language.
There is often an uncrossable divide between the known and felt, that is expressed and perceived in many . . . → Read More: Midterm idea / concept
I am disappointed at the level of meaning we can find in our individual words. After trying some of the common words codes, I decided to try to focus on the meanings of word combinations, by rewriting the N-Gram text generator I was working with last semester in bit by bit in processing, which was based . . . → Read More: Logging my words . . . and such as.
Update on Eye Tracking:
For the midterm I want to finish the eye tracking glasses I have been working on and test out some of the concepts I thought they may be interesting for. . . One of those is comparing eye location to GSR readings. The other is simply representing eye movement and what the subject . . . → Read More: Midterm idea
I enjoyed Burton’s description of his idea of the feeling of knowing, but not his rejection of Gladwell’s blink, since I think the two are very much related, as the person asking the question also seemed to. I would really like to read his book before I try to understand what he meant, but I think . . . → Read More: The feeling of knowing
Leda Cosmides and John Tooby’s article
Evolutionary psychology deals with decoding the instincts that we may be “programmed with”, or tendencies passed down through our genetic makeup, and tries to explain our behavior through the lens of these tendencies. “These circuits organize the way we interpret our experiences, inject certain recurrent concepts and motivations into our mental . . . → Read More: evolutionary Psychology
“what are you missing from what is really there?” is confusing. It seems that I must be missing a lot at any given moment. At the same time, what is being constructed instantaneously in my cortex, via a “visual intelligence” with its highly efficient and mysterious processes, seems to be complete and complex. Since I don’t . . . → Read More: Illusion