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  • breegeek 5:19 pm on April 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    More GlucoGame prior art 

    Captain Novalin!

    The perfect example of what I am *not* going to do.

    • andywallace 1:12 am on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I thought I was the only person who knew Captain Novalin again. This makes me so happy.

      For what its worth, that game is nearly unplayable.

    • breegeek 2:25 am on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      LOL Joe LQ told me about it just today while I was in the lab. He even has the ROM!!!

  • breegeek 5:08 am on April 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    GlucoGame Character Sketches 

    Playing around with some ideas for the general look and feel of the gluco-pets (varying from somewhat detailed to very simple). These are super vague style experimentations, so the pets might not (and probably will not) look like any of these…

    • hilalkoyuncu 5:35 am on April 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Bree these look beautiful, very expressive!

    • scottpeterman 12:28 am on April 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Love the sad dragon!

  • breegeek 4:58 am on April 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: materials, symposium   


    Went to the awesome Materials Symposium. I went because I have an interest in new, smart materials as well as sustainable materials.

    There were three great speakers (and one who really should hang out with Clive Dilnot; they could make painfully text-heavy slides together).

    The talk given by the Bare Conductive was really cool, especially since the guy spoke to their methods of rethinking materials and innovating by asking others to play with their stuff.

    Elisabeth de Senneville showed a great deal of her works using a wide range of materials she’s innovating. I was especially interested in her Electronic Ink bracelets (which uses a technology I wish to play with) and her fiber-optic weaves.

    I was also interested in the stuff Alice Chun talked about, especially her examples of work other people are doing in order to assure sustainability. For example, I didn’t know that bamboo could grow a 24 inches over night and also repel bed bugs, or that people have made wool from milk.


    Finally, I am not really into scent tech; especially after the heavy smell of flowers gave my already-bogged-down-with-pollen brain a headache.

  • scottpeterman 12:13 am on April 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Materials Workshop 

    Just wanted to provide a brief summary of the Materials Workshop and Symposium that a few of us got a chance to take part in this week. The daytime workshop was lead by Elisabeth de Senneville and her grad students Cristobal and Martin. It was great to get to meet them, particular Martin as he is working on designing an instrument of his own, the Flampour, which though it doesn’t use MIDI or sound (it plays only in light) is analogous to my own work so it is great to know I have someone from a very different background that I can bounce ideas off of.

    Elisabeth runs the textile innovation lab at EnSAD, where she has been inventing and designing for almost thirty years. She brought five fabrics, four of them her own invention, with her to the workshop – bioluminescent felt, resistant cotton fabric, liquid crystical polyester (that changes color from navy to bright blue when stretched) and woven fiber optics from her lab, and then volcanically coated biomagnetic fabric made at a lab in portugal.

    For the workshop, we were given partners (I ended up with Chanthi, a third year undergrad Fashion Student) and were asked to draw four cards from provided decks to gain inspiration.

    We immediately began to ideate around creating a line of activewear using the LC fabric, as it would both play to the materials strengths (stretchiness, motion related changes). You can see our process and final results here

    That evenings symposium consisted of Elisabeth explaining her process and also included a scentmaker and another Parsons professor, this one from the architecture school.

    But the most interesting part of the night was Matt Johnson and his incredible conductive ink, Bare Conductive

    This stuff is truly amazing. They had demos set up that used this simple ink as wiring, as a flex sensor, and amazingly as a very accurate rangefinder! The possibilities of this technology are so massive, and its connection to my own work so strong, that I was incredibly excited to get a chance to play with it and can’t wait till we get some of our own (about six months out) to play with!

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