Earlier this semester, we were asked to read a primer on evolutionary psychology, which seeks to discover and understand the design of the human mind and determine which human psychological traits are the result of natural selection. As humans, we tend to think that we are smarter than animals because we are ruled by reason, unlike . . . → Read More: Our complex brain is not meant for modern life
After playing with my stretch sensor and thinking a bit more about breathing + computing, I began looking for ways my computer could notify me when my breathing was becoming shallow, or stopping. I first changed the graph to a simple color changing screen – it shifts from purple (inhale) to magenta (exhale). I tried thinking . . . → Read More: Cyborg Inversion
After hours of downloading, installing, unisntalling, searching, downloading, installing, drivers for the USB modem for my LG android phone…and for widnows vista…. I took my wife’s’ computer, which has windows 7 and started from scratch all over again
After half a hour I had it running (I had all the correct installers that I needed) and understood . . . → Read More: Advances in Blue Tooth… but not there yet.
Wearable mind controller
who want to control their feelings or mind, especially anxiety, anger or excitements
If someone can read your mind unintended consequence, it’s going to be embarrassed. Yes, reading someone’s mind through physical/ psychological reaction has a long and legendary history, which means we can’t easily to hide ourselves feelings. We are often forced ourselves to . . . → Read More: Cyborg_ Wear It
The electret microphone that I’ve assembled to attach to my throat is not a relic of my hunter-gather ancestry. The device feels quite modern and not at all a product of evolutionary biology. My thoughts about it feel the same: this sensor is not at all a product of my evolutionary psychology. The ability . . . → Read More: The Supernormal Stimuli of My Own Breath
This week, I attempted to upload a Processing sketch that was reading data from an GSR sensor on an Arduino to the Android via Bluetooth. It sounds complicated and, well, it was complicated.
I managed to successfully download Processing for the Android and all of its components. Simple processing sketches worked in both the emulator and on . . . → Read More: Processing for Android
i forgot to mention that i’ve also begun using a dandelion — a bluetooth enabled module that one of our new first years at ITP designed and built himself ! (very impressive work by deqing.) the dandelion runs on 3.3 to 5v so it’s very easily portable and can communicate via bluetooth to my android device.
because . . . → Read More: [cyborg]+
I’ve done a lot of brainstorming for the next bits of information I’d like to capture from a sexual encounter. It’s been difficult to figure out what type of sensors I would use. Maybe the class can help. Here is a rough list of my ideas:
- ***bends: capture the amount of bend from the neck, back, . . . → Read More: Sexcapade update
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
this week’s assignment was to make a sensor wearable. last week i was working with the zeo to read brain wave activity via the serial port to processing. i’ve made some progress translating the raw data from it’s particular ASCII serial protocol format into something that’s human readable (much thanks to tom igoe on this one). . . . → Read More: [cyborg]