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  • danielagill 8:08 pm on March 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Daniela Gill / Bio 

    I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela. I got my B.F.A. Degree in Communication Design from Parsons. I worked for a few years at a marketing agency and later on I moved on to the world of design studios. Most recently, I have been working at a brand and design consultancy specializing in strategic design communications.

    I decided to take this class 1. because I love toys! and 2. because I feel that it will be very helpful for the production of my thesis. I am collaborating with Youmna and we are making an interactive installation, one that will feature a series of fictional stories that will critically comment on the everyday life in a cubicle office space.

    The installation consists of a cubicle workspace where users interact with the main character’s, Lola, everyday office objects. These unexpected elements gather evidence about Lola’s life within her cubicle. They represent her identity, personality, frustrations and role within the workplace.

    I feel that everything I learned so far and will continue to learn in this class we can apply into the technical production of our objects. We have been using physical computing in order for them to provide the necessary interactions we want for them to offer in order to communicate our ideas. And I am looking forward on expanding my knowledge and learning new tools in regards to this.

    I would say that my favorite thing to play as a child was a gameboy. I enjoy video games very much. As an adult I still like to play although nowadays I seem to enjoy more physical stuff, like for instance  ping pong.

  • yaoukar 2:46 am on March 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: movement, paper toy, serial communication,   

    Paper Cat Automata 

    Paper Cat Automata is being controlled by a continuous servo motor and is using a serial communication to control the pace of the movement.

  • normanorma 2:42 am on March 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Norma Chan – Bio 

    What is your academic and professional background?

    University of Toronto jointly with Sheridan College 2008 – 2011
    Hon. B.A. Art & Art History Specialist, CCIT Major (Communication Cultures Information Technology)

    Pior coming to Parsons, I have been working on an online store on Etsy, plumule.etsy.com.

    What motivated you to take this class?

    I only have pcom experience through Bootcamp, and CCLab. I would like to take this course as an opportunity to learn this technical skills to be implemented with my continuous practice in Art & Design.

    What is your favorite childhood toy?

    I cannot recall my favorite childhood toys, except using pencils and coloring tools to draw my pet and best friend Gigi the pomeranian.

    What is your favorite thing to play with these days?

    My favorite thing to play with these days are lego, especially Toy Story collection. I am still missing a few sets, but one day I would like to display my favorite toy collections in my future home. I also collect Stitch dolls and toys (from Lilo and Stitch).


  • yaoukar 2:33 am on March 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: paper robot, , ultrasonic range finder   

    Robot Paper Automata 

    Paper Robot Automata is being controlled by a continuous servo motor and a ultrasonic range finder.

    If the user comes close to the robot, the movement of the robot goes faster.
    If the user moves far from the robot, the movement of the robot goes slower and stops at a certain distance.

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