I have Phillips Hue at home, so using the nice instructions from ITP Light & Interactivity I was able to connect to my home’s hue setup as a developer. Here is a snapshot of my home’s current setup (collected through a GET request after connected):
Cryptomania is a sculpture designed as commentary on the cryptocurrency pandemonium. It lights up based on the 1 hour price change (a percentage value) of a particular crypto-currency – Ethereum.
Planet Music is a sound visualizer on the moon! The current version has a set playlist of 6 songs that can be activated with the media player buttons. The space scene reacts to the sound using a fast Fourier transform (FFT). Here is a sample video:
Try it for yourself here (Note: please allow ~20 seconds to load. Currently not optimized for mobile)
In case you haven’t noticed: I. Love. To. Decorate. This week I made and decorated an enclosure for a speaker.
My partner Rebecca (above) and I teamed up to make this stop motion animation. A big thanks to her for the great posture and posing.
Made a spooky foray into video and sound manipulation. Happy Halloween!
Above is a little illustration that depicts the sunrise and sunset times (listed on the y-axis) of two locations in the world for each day in the year (spread across the x-axis).
See the code and web version here (press the play button – not optimized for mobile).
In this current case it is the 2016 sunrises and sunsets from Eastern Standard Time (EST) – aka New York – and Central European Time (namely Switzerland & France).
At many stages in my life, for different reasons, I have found myself doing a mental calculation to imagine this time difference, and specifically when our normal waking hours overlap.
These days, both a friend and my girlfriend’s father are stationed in Switzerland.
This illustration is designed to show that our days share a lot of the same sunlight – especially in the summer. So even if we are far away, we can often look up at the same thing in the sky. ?
The dice theme continues this week with a p5 program that lets you roll a variety of dice and observe the historical distribution of your rolls.
Play with it here (best done on a computer, not mobile).
Inspired by D&D and my general fascination with stats – this is designed as an interactive and informational tool to observe what distributions can be expected. Compare, for example…
Do you ever get tired of throwing your own dice during a particularly long game of Monopoly?
Me neither because no one plays monopoly anymore, but for your dice throwing pleasure, here is the Dice Catapult 5000!