Prompted by Kyle McDonald’s presentation of face tracking and recognition technology in my Spring 2012 Appropriating New Technologies class, I became interested in how some of the first algorithms fit into the paradigm of modern facial recognition. Through muckrock.org, I filed a Freedom of Information Request (FOI) to the NSA, a likely funder of some [...]
Today in Spatial Media I presented my concept for a Time Machine Simulator to a few scratching heads and some appreciating smiles. Off to the races. Our professor generously offered to pitch the project to the other section of the class on Thursday morning. Currently, I’m without a partner, which is totally fine — but [...]
I officially earned an important geek merit badge just now: I wrote my first complex class from scratch. Sure, I’ve hacked around code before, and tinkered with excellent suggestions from ITP’s awesome residents & professors — but now, I identified the need for an object, and wrote the damm thing myself (starting, of course, with [...]
Graphically, the concept is fairly simple: assign each five minute interval of a quilt “square” and fill that square with a unique geometry, a pattern that represents how a sleeping couple slept during that five minutes.
We enjoyed sitting down together and reworking the code.
Amelia created a nice list of functions that called ofTriangle(). [...]
The whole point of PhoneGap is to make web apps less, well, like web apps. So, when you click a an image with an href (a link to another page or function) and a big ugly orange bracket highlights the picture, it’s a bit of a give-away. And by give-away, I mean that takes away [...]
PhoneGap doesn’t like my CSS. Or some of it, anyway.
My intent was simple: use the accelerometer to call a function that changes the image displayed on the screen. When the image failed to refresh, I went simpler: set “onmousedown” to run the displayImage() function that refreshes the image. Still no luck.
But when I [...]