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  • aisencc 10:04 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  



  • christopherkoelsch 9:08 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Mini-Thesis/First Iteration 

    Im exploring the interaction between shop/vendor/marketing and street.  Utlizing openFrameworks and projection design, I’m researching a brand/idea for the vehicle/company to represent.  The projection design will be a backdrop/scenery innate to the window.


    I’ve taken inspiration from William Castle’s “Percepto” and Diesel’s “Destroy” campaign.  I want to avoid any user-direct shopping similar to an app.  There won’t be choices as to “catalog” or website shopping.  I want this project to stray away from an app experience:   the pedestrian’s experience is more organic/ethereal/subliminal as to the “message” of the window.

    This is expressed well with the Diesel window.


    I’m thinking of The New York Times taking inspiration from text and the lines of the facade from the newspaper’s new buildling on 42nd St. here in NYC.  Perhaps the user will “push” the text…move it….transform it into something new that reflects the history of the city, the paper, and life itself as it is represented in headlines.

  • naterudolph 9:02 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Final Project Prototypes 

    • Yury Gitman 6:20 pm on April 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Check this out. It’s is similar to what you drew. Look around on Solarbotics website. Cool stuff there.
      For example, Roomba’s can be controlled by this item they sell. This could make the ultimate “chariot” for say a “Koi fish to move along a hardwood floor”.

      Also see:
      Google “arduino robot cart”

      Also check out:

  • adamsabh 8:56 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Prototypes Galore 

    1) Pollution detection in Cairo, Egypt & New York City.

    Comparing the two dirtiest cities I have experienced.

    Who in DT has a pollution detector? I heard about it somewhere but can’t remember who.

    I found these different kind of gas detectors that could help me create a data visualization of the pollution. http://www.futurlec.com/Gas_Sensors.shtml


    I’m thinking perhaps a dual lamp installation that illuminates on which city has a higher pollution reading at the time.

    Or a doll that makes a coughing noise everytime the pollution readings increase by a certain margin in either city.

    2) Here is a prototype for a trash can that would tell you the level of trash that is currently in the can equates to what year in history’s average.

    So say your trash was 40% full. The can would tell you “Reached the average of the 1970’s”. This will help people realize just how much we throw out daily. Perhaps it would inspire users to recycle or reuse their trash.

    3) Here is an idea I worked on a little last semester that I really would like to manifest. Below are some pictures of an interactive installation I imagine outside of MSG in NYC. It is an exploration of human interaction with their clothing & sporting attire/environment.


    This is an OpenFrameworks installation that I have working, but I would want to add new elements to the interaction to make it more like a game.

    From this idea came an idea to make an interactive hat or t-shirt with the Pulse-Sensor.


  • mikesusol 8:50 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Bag Toss Prototype 

    These are my initial prototype sketches for a digital scoring and wagering system that can be used with the popular bag toss yard game “cornhole”. I need to do more research re: RFID signal strength and range limitations. I might need to find an alternative.

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  • Joe Volpe 4:55 pm on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Major Studio: Look and Feel prototypes- final 


    1. The role is pretty straight forward. This would be used in conjunction with freestyle boarding.

    2. It could also be used as a safety feature for boarding at night.

    Look and Feel:

    Motion LED Skate Board-

    1. There are many places to hide small electronics within the skate board trucks and under the grip tape of the board. I may have to create indentations in the board itself to protect them. I’ve also thought about install LED’s in the Skate board wheels them selves. The LED’s will be triggered to light up when the board flips or is tilted.

    I think I’ll hide a simple on and off switch within the trucks or the risers as well.

    2. A long board, which is used for rolling along may not obtain the same effect with the use of the accelerometer and led’s. The user only leans from side to side with this model.

    3. Snowboards. Probably will only be visible when sky diving.

    4. Surfing. If the pieces could be repositioned and waterproofed, I believe the accelerometer and LED’s could be used for stylistic and learning purposes. And possible interesting effects at dusk or night.

    5. The electronics would almost be hidden. Installation would need to occur during the building of the skate board. Snowboards and Surfboards would need a different installation process.

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