Relay Messenger.

Our Fundamentals of Physical Computing class culminated in a final project, on which I collaborated with former co-conspirator Leroy Tellez. We decided to ditch everything we'd done during mid-terms, and experiment with some new technologies (given the whole purpose of this first semester class was to get stuck in to…

Introducing Coloring

For our Future Wearables class, Despina Papadopoulos asked us to speculate on what wearable technology might exist by the year 2046. We were to envisage trends, tensions and issues that might lead us there, and critique the role of the technology in society. What challenges might we be facing by…

The Lean Startup Methodology as Cybernetic Model.

This essay was part of my final project for our 'Introduction to Cybernetics and the Foundations of Systems Design' class with Paul Pangaro. * Build. Measure. Learn. This is the Lean Startup mantra, a core methodological tenet to steer a new business to growth under conditions of great uncertainty. It's also…

Sleep pattern tracking.

For our Physical Computing mid term project we were tasked with developing a piece of our choosing, over the course of three weeks, that would usefully apply the fundamental principles we'd learned to date. After exploring new sensors we'd not encountered yet in class, we decided to use a 3-axis…

Early experiments in Physical Computing.

As this blog doesn't stretch back to the start of the semester, here are some videos documenting the early classes in Physical Computing. The first foray into making a circuit: Completing Arduino tutorials: Connecting the Arduino to my home made object: More tutorials: A combo lock assignment (unlocks when hand…

Go.

I'm half way through the first half of the first half of my Masters Program in Interaction Design at SVA. An eighth complete in a momentary blur of programming, soldering, public speaking, cybernetics and much besides. A good start. After brief flirtations with Tumblr and Wordpress I've settled on the…