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New York Architecture Images- Manhattan Institute
Some more objects for Fabricating Information class
Nature of Code HW2
Here is my father’s house/urban sprawl project that I intend to refine in terms of creating a pre-fabrication blue-print for industrialization…
Much more to come… for now, some PICTURES.
Nature of Code HW1
Nature of Code is a programing class…
We had to create movement with controlled randomness…
Here is the result:
First homework… draw cross sections of an object and feed them into a software that joins these cross sections creating a curved mesh between them…
Here is my first try:
God Grew Tired of Us; The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
Amazing documentary about the Lost Boys of Sudan.
They were refugees from Sudan living in a camp for 10 years.
They get some kind of aid from the States and get integrated.
They had never seen electricity!
Now they are working here legaly and sending money back – helping the ones left behind
They were a bunch of kids from 5 to 15 years old when they left Sudan
There were 27,000 of them.
They walked 1000 miles
Then lived in one camp for 2 years,
Walked another 700 miles I think to another camp where they stayed for 10 years
There is a ton happening in world that people don’t want to know about.
First Homework Posting
This one is for Ubiquitous Computing for Mobile Devices…
Had to analyze a mobile application web site.
Here it is:
Groovr is a tool to share where you are, what you are doing, and what it looks like to a bunch of friends or to the whole world using your cell phone.
You can check where your friends are, create places, add comments, upload pictures and create groups.
And if you have a camera phone you can upload your pictures as well.
The interface to browse through users/places and their pictures is very intuitive and smooth – simple and well labeled.
Maps integrated to Google Maps… adds a nice touch to the interface but could be more integrated like Platial, described further below.
And I did not find a “find friends” tool that will search my Yahoo or Google address book for example to see if I know anyone who already is a member…
In general – cool interface – not so novel idea – basically a blog that you upload from your mobile – well ok – the differential would be in that it is about where you are at the exact moment of your post.
First of all I love the play on words of this product… play… spatial… place…
Basically a geo-tagging/blog/social network with tons of tools.
You can add places of your own, tag them, collect them into your own “map” as well as search other user’s places and maps…
You add buddies to your list so that you can monitor their activity…
You can upload photos from your computer, a web site, or your Flickr account…
You can create a MapKit – a tool you embed on your own web site.
Did not see any mobile part from it but I imagine that you could upload photos from your mobile into your account by sending it to a specified email account.
Nice and easy interface that does not jump around pages every time you update some information… is this what is called Web 2.0?
I also did a quick review of where I used to work in Brazil.
Ringtones, wallpapers, and games for your mobile.
To purchase a product you send a command like “TOP” to the short code (1212 in Brazil) and receive a menu of songs. If it is your first time browsing, you will have to inform your cell phone’s make and model through a long series of SMSs between you and the service.
You finally receive the link to the ringtone – a WAP Push (SMS + url) that the phone recognizes as a web message. You open the link via your phone’s browser and download the content.
There is also a WAP interface which is much simpler to purchase with. It automatically detects your phone’s make and model and you are browsing through a site – not dealing with hundreds of messages back and forth.
One cool app is a tool that will automatically format a picture from your computer and deliver it to your phone (R$2.99 – US$1.40 – the price of a wallpaper)
The web interface is almost childlike and very simple… menu on the left and tabs on the top.
No social network or login – straight and pure retail.
That’s it for now 🙂
Second Day of Classes
– taught by two architects – www.proxyarch.com
– printing in 3D, laser cuter and milling
Nature of Code
– Programming class – introducing physics, natural behaviors, particles, genetic algorithms, neural nets…