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  • Yury Gitman 4:15 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Maze is ready to create her own monster 

    Hey, I’m Maze. My major in college was information management, but I was always so interested in art and design. I taught myself Photoshop, Illustrator that kind of things and did some drawings in my leisure time. Because of my background I don’t feel uncomfortable about coding or making electronic things.

    My favorite childhood toy was paper doll. They are cheap but full of fun. You can change clothes for them and even design your own collections for your dolls. What you need is only a piece of paper and maybe some crayons. Unfortunately, my brother scared me that those paper dolls would come alive at night. They would crawl out of the drawers where I put them in and try to kill me by pinching my neck! I was only 5 or 6 at that time, so I just let him burned all my dolls. Then he convinced me to play video games with him. So I don’t have any picture of my dolls…

    I have lots of childlike personalities, love playing games and toys, and love imaging a wonderland that never exist, love daydreaming. I don’t want to grow up honestly. If I really have to choose something to study, I would be totally into the toys.

    As I mentioned above, based on my personal interests, this semester I’m trying to make a cloth toy for my thesis. I expect myself to get as much basic knowledge of making physical devices as I can and to implement the functions that I need, though they’re not defined yet.

  • Yury Gitman 2:47 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Toy Dissection 



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  • Yury Gitman 1:34 pm on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Wireless Boy 

    mouse and the self-portrait

    Hi. My name is Matt. I am second year MFA student here at Parsons the New School for Design, focusing on electronic music and physical computing. Nice to meet you.

    How’s abut we talk about toys?

    My favourite childhood toys were those little bricks of imagination, Legos. In my opinion, they are the apex of toys: fun, simple, hard to break, and begging to turn little children into makers.

    During this class I hope to build something as interesting as the amazing 3 story haunted house I built when I was 9. It may not have as many trap doors and secret passageways, but hopefully it will be a whole lot of fun.

  • Yury Gitman 12:41 am on September 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    M.W.T.5….How Awesome Is That!? (h.a.i.t) 

    Hi All!

    I’m Lynn Maharas and am super excited about this class Making Wireless Toys 5 (MWT5).  I think it’s pretty awesome….i also enjoy abbreviating things (e.a.t.).

    I am a second year grad student here at Parsons Design & Technology and am interested in creating physical objects to display digital aspects. 

    I have an education in anthropology and geography and am very interested in the physical/natural world.  I worked as a professional cartographer prior to graduate school and feel a strong connection to terrain and local.  Themes of space/place, and physical topology constantly influence and "ground" my work (pun intended). 

    I am looking forward to creating some great, physical devices in this class while I explore ways to bridge between the digital and physical.  I decided to take this class as a way to explore these ideas while also incorporating elements of play.  I look forward to further understanding electronics and learning how and when to apply them to my work.

    As far as my favorite childhood toy, it would have to be my teddy bear.  He was a gift from my grandmother and stayed by my side for many, many years.  Oh!  And I was obsessed with finger paints!

    P.S.  here’s where I’m putting more neato bonito stuff: lynnwashere.com/blog

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