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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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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FLUTO

Fluto is a life-size colossal wind instrument. With Fluto, you can conduct an audio-visual symphony with others through your mobile device.

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Spotify – The Enlightened Music Data Despot

In the age of ubiquitous cloud computing, the rise of streaming services feels like old news. Of course we love streaming! For consumers, prices are lowers, libraries bigger, and services suddenly bespoke. What could be better?

While services like Facebook have received the brunt-end of public outrage for their use of consumer data, Spotify has managed to stay under-the-radar despite its aggressive data collection practices – which are commonplace across the “app” industry.

How has Spotify managed this? By giving users just enough value for their data in return. Features like custom playlists, API tools, and social/UI features shift public perception of Spotify from a looming corporate data farmer to an enlightened data despot.

Yet upon further inspection, I believe Spotify could be doing more for both its common consumers/users and less-common developers and amateur artists folk like me.

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Mood Ring

Mood Ring is an interactive mirror that illuminates based on your mood.

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Vibe, Buzz and Fuzz

This post is a summary of the work and learnings from ITP’s Haptics class.

Our work ultimately culminated with a fake cat that ‘purrs’ if you stroke it from top to bottom.

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Tailor Gang

This post is a summary of the work and learnings from ITP’s Soft Sensing class.

In addition to making the conductive pompoms seen above, In this class I:

  • Sewed with a purpose for the first time in my life 👨‍🎓
  • Used this new skill to learn how to make “soft” electrical circuits and sensors. ⚡️

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Waveform Mashup – A Self Portrait with Data

I created a digital self portrait in the form of a ‘waveform mashup’.

The waveform mashup is a visual abstraction of waveform data from my ‘Top Songs of 2017’ as defined by Spotify.

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Live Image Performance: Big Dark Age

I performed a 5-minute audio-visual piece at CultureHub for an audience of about 50 people. Here is a recording of it – the piece is called Big Dark Age.

Copyrights to MGMT and Columbia Records for the song ‘Little Dark Age’, and to Warner Brothers for excerpts from The Animatrix.

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