Smosh Ultimate

Sure, playing video games is fun, but what if we could have even more fun with it?

I’m using MaxMSP/Jitter to modify the output of the Nintendo Switch. More specifically, I’m messing with the video output of the console while playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Thesis Project – North Central Positronics

North Central Positroinics (NCP) is a sprawling online text-adventure game. Link not working? This may be why.

This game is set an post-apocalyptic world dominated by an authoritarian collective called North Central Positronics.

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Tribute in Light

The Tribute in Light memorial to 9/11 is an awe-inspiring light installation. As an NYC native, I find it powerful and provocative.

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Seeing this every year, I’ve always wondered – how do the beams of light stay so straight?

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Thesis Project Update

Note: Until completion, my thesis project documentation is mostly contained within NYU networks. This post is designed to provide some current project information to family, peers, and resources outside of the NYU community.

Last updated: April 16 2019

Since starting my thesis project earlier this year, I have completed a Beta of the project (a game) which you can play here:

thesis.calebfergie.com

Give it a try! A single play-through takes ~5 minutes.

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Pupil Tracking with Rocket League

Inspired by this video of eye tracking while playing video games, I used a Pupil Labs’ pupil tracker while playing one of my favorite video games – Rocket League.

I did this based on interest in how my eyes move around the game’s UI, and to see when my pupils dilate/retract during the game.

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Peripheral Flow

In class we discussed the state of “flow” – a dance between conscious and unconscious activity.

I want to explore how our use of tech peripherals as an extension of our bodies works into this flow.

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