Processing

Drawing in Code: Pixels, Pencils, Process

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Throughout my life I have changed the tools I use for drawing, starting at a young age with markers, crayons, and pencil, eventually learning to paint with oils and watercolors. Painting is a process which I still consider drawing, only with a brush. In my undergraduate studies I learned to printmaking. And then it happened... about eight years ago I started using the computer as a drawing tool. Now I use it almost exclusively. It wasn’t until the last year of my graduate program that I asked myself, “Why?”  read more »

postscript: Writing in the Late Age of Print

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My thesis is an exploration in new digital writing and mark-making environments. Looking at physical surfaces such as bathroom walls and their virtual counterparts like Instant Messaging and Text Messaging, my work straddles two worlds: The virtual and the physical. By conducting a series of experiments studying written forms, multimedia environments, and collaborative writing surfaces, I will expand our definition of the writing space and uncover new methods of communicating.  read more »

Dynamic Systems of Engagement

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We now have the tools and technology to create just about any interactive system imaginable. But how can we ensure that our designs are engaging? Dynamic Systems of Engagement illuminates how dynamic, interactive, computationally based systems offer new opportunities for engagement with participants and third-party observers. Through numerous case studies, I explore three core themes: data visualization, dynamic systems, and engagement.  read more »

Anymails

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Anymails is a visualization of my received emails. I have investigated how I can use natural metaphors to visualize my inbox, its structure and attributes. The metaphor of microbes is used. My objective is to offer the user another experience of his email world.  read more »

Jellyfish

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Jellyfish visualizes an encyclopedia of the arts. The project should be seen as an experiment, which deals with a dynamic interface. The purpose was to remove a static, conventional design and to achieve a playful interface. The application was developed in Processing and uses an XML database to update content.  read more »

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