Archive for February, 2006

Location matters

February 23rd, 2006

Nicolas (From Pasta and Vinegar) explains a nice point of different results of location awareness through mobile apps. It turns out that sometimes getting the location of your colleague automatically doesn’t help to communicate,and having lack of availability of this information push you to communicate more with him/her. I think this is a really good [...]

NoC midterm.

February 22nd, 2006

Screwed up as always :) Well I have some stuff at my hand but I think I generally dive in the code so much that I forget the build something on top of it.
This was my proposal for the records.
Right now I have this: The canvas consists of vector fields 120×120. The particles move [...]

LIPP & NIME collaboration

February 17th, 2006

Following Josh’s great idea of collaborating for the end semester show at Tonic, I am keeping the sources that I have found which could be beneficial in terms of think-tank. I was reading Joseph Paradiso’s paper Electronic Music Interfaces, and he is pointing out good ideas approaching how to build a electronic musical interface.
I think [...]

The Dumpster

February 16th, 2006

I have been looking through The Dumpster at Tate’s site and I saw Lev Manovich’s article about this project and it was interesting for me, maybe for you guys too.
I think the article itself is important as how it tells data-representation-visualization as not merely simple representation but also revealing the details that is hiding [...]

thoughts and ideas

February 14th, 2006

After reading the paper Direct Manipulation vs. Interface Agents
I think we already left the era where we were happy we were reaching all the information faster, now it has become so much more important to get the information that exactly we need, information which is free from all the noises it is packed with. I [...]


February 13th, 2006

Max Mathews and Bill Verplank is teaching a nice class over Stanford for the last couple of years and I am aware of it now. The class is about building/experimenting new musical controllers, videos seem interesting, syllabus might be checked out periodically.
Joseph Paradiso (he is the director of the Responsive Environments Group)has paper dated 1998 [...]

MIT ambient intelligence group

February 13th, 2006

This looks kind of interesting, could be a way to pursue for phd,actually it looks like it IS the way for me to go. I have checked out the lady behind it, Pattie Maes, the class she is giving ambient intelligence and the syllabus looks really promising. Lot of doors ready to be opened from [...]


February 13th, 2006

jit.op object lets you perform mathematical operations on all the data in the jitter matrix at once.
math operation will be determined by the attribute @op and provided by an operator.
ex jit.op @op pass + * – * meaning pass the alpha plane, add to the first plane, subtract from the second and multiply the scalar [...]

Digital Literature – Interview with Noah Wardrip-Fruin

February 11th, 2006

There is a nice interview at with Noah Wardrip-Fruin.
I came to this work through a fascination with possibilites of words, and with the sense that undifferentiated flow down a page wasn’t the right medium for the text I wanted to write.
the time of reading and the time of the processes overlap. there’s [...]

Jitter Tutorials Start

February 11th, 2006

At last…’s primary job is open a movie and read each frame one after other into RAM for easy access by other jitter objects.
jit.window gets that data in the RAM and shows it as colored pixels on the screen. (external window)
jit.pwindow does the same thing in the workspace.

mousestate gives mouse coordinates of the screen [...]