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  • Yury Gitman 1:41 pm on February 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Myriam Aboukhater 


    While learning the necessary visual skills during my BA of Graphic Design in Paris, I got really interested in the moving images provided by animation, as well as the opportunities that the Internet offers. 
    I got more and more frustrated that my creations remain still on paper. I wanted them to find their place in our contemporary world.

    Last semester, I took a sculpture class in the Fine Arts department and a physical computing class at the same time. I was struggling in making conceptual art projects and working on technology separately, not finding the way to correctly merge both.

    Therefore, I wish to create good and useful design this semester, design where technology is relevant, necessary, and still beautiful.

    And if you want to know everything, my favorite toy as a kid was the Pollypocket. I had this same box.

    1373  1373a  1373b
  • Yury Gitman 1:05 pm on February 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Class Notes – Assignments 

    What Electricity is, simple definitions, and how to use a solderless breadboard from:  http://www.tigoe.net/pcomp/code/understanding-electricity

    Hardware Introduction:

    Introduction to the Arduino Environment:

    firmware: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware


    Led Blink

    Led Loop


    Kevin Kelly: Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web


    Future Notes to Self:


    Basic Electrical

    Specific instructions for particular boards.

    • Digital input & output to and from a microcontroller

    • Analog input & output
    • Serial input & output
  • Yury Gitman 2:19 am on February 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    :::hello, I am cecilia::: 

    Picture 2

    Hello! My name is Cecilia and I am from the far away land of the llamas. 

    I have always had a curiosity for things that are tiny and make sounds. This led me eventually want study to electronic music at Mills College. Yet after taking my first video class, an interest in creating multi sensory experience started to develop.  I eventually branched out and started playing with different materials to create installation work.  I am fascinated with the idea of creating tiny worlds that I can share with others. I often find my self trying to recreate the spaces that evoke feeling of wonder and intimacy that we experienced in childhood when we inhabited a tree house, a fortress made out bed sheets or a secret-garden. Often, these spaces are inhabited by creatures that I make out of fabric, ceramic, wood, yarn or other materials. Technology then gets integrated into my work, as a mean to bring life to these beings. For the last few years I have taught Graphic Design and Video editing and worked on ceramics in my free time.

    My interest in been part of this program, and specifically in this class, is to be able to continue to experiment with the form and material of my interfaces and be able to generate simple behaviors for them that can allow them to bring about more playful and meaningful interactions with people.

    My favorite toy was Simon game. Colors and sounds. Yeah!!! I liked it so much that last semester I try to recreate.  I never got it to work right 😦
    Hopefully Arduino will be kinder with me than the PIC 16F88 was.


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