Is this for real? Received this email saying this is an “ancient” way the Chinese did multiplication…
For a while I have been looking for this building I saw once and never remembered it… It is the Milwaukee Art Museum by Calatrava. Inspiring! The “wings” of the building move like a bird flapping its wings.
Brilliantly executed site… definitely made me want to buy the book!No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.She also directed a movie called “Me You and Everyone We Know” – my father said it was one of the best films he has ever seen…
Going to continue with my Eye Tracking idea… here are some pictures of the device I have built… Eye Tracking Need to change/enhance the application: Improve eye tracking code Edge detection on pupil Calculate relative position of cornea reflection and pupil Calibration procedure Instead of pulling pictures from Flickr, use “local” pictures Select the pictures in a “meaningful” way – by color, theme or emotion? Show the “winner” after each slide Log what pictures are winners Create a web page with results Still working on the “purpose” of this project other than the rating tool… want to try to draw … Continue reading “Expanding Interactive Video Final” →
After having two fellow ITPers come up to me asking me if I was a professor I started thinking about the first impressions we have of people and how we perceive ourselves in one way and other people see us in another way. Or sometimes you are simply not aware of the image you are presenting to the world. It would be interesting to find out how other people see me… both people who know me/interact with me and people who just see me walking by. Based on that I teamed up with Caleb and Joo-Youn to create a mobile … Continue reading “Ubiquitous Computing for Mobile Devices Final Project” →
For my final I decided to continue my “Male Female” code by adding food, reproduction, and genetic algorithms. Here are some of the basic rules I am imagining: Male and Females are attracted to each other Sex drive makes them seek more Charm makes them be more successful in pairing up They eat The more they eat the slower they get If they don’t eat enough, they don’t make it to the mating area They can only mate in certain areas (migration) They only go to the migration areas when they are paired up Going to mating areas requires energy … Continue reading “Nature of Code Final Idea” →
Could not resist but to post this here: “Are Humans Hard-Wired to Believe in a Higher Being?” “Some scientists are calling religion the great equalizer and point out that similar areas of the brain are affected during prayer and meditation. Newberg suggests that these brain scans may provide proof that our brains are built to believe in God.”read more | digg story
Last night Caleb, Patricia, Scott, James, Gretchen, and I went to the see the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center. An amazing performance by Russian pianist Radu Lupu. It was so soothing to hear live and acoustic music for a change… a change of scenery from ITP 🙂
What are all these people looking at? After seeing some feather flying around and looking up, I saw it as well – a hawk in the middle of the city!