74 posts tagged with "itp"

Sculpting a Narrative

May 04, 2023

Intuitively editing generated texts

Created for Reading and Writing Electronic Text, Allison Parrish || Github Repository My previous experiments have focused on using the…

In Our Own Words

May 04, 2023

An altar for our small stories.

In Our Own Words is about the stories that make us who we are, and finding ways of sharing them. Part altar and part confessional, it was…

Reading Lamp Updates

April 19, 2023

This week, I tested the lights we purchased in my home, pointing them up towards the ceiling and down onto an open book. upreading The…

Thesis ~ Feedback

April 11, 2023

Test, test, test

Altar V2 After I figured out the direction of my altar with my cardboard prototype, I started two new avenues of prototyping: functionality…

Noting the Details

April 08, 2023

for Adjacent No. 10, Ecoscope

I wrote a piece for ITP’s online journal, Adjacent. Published March 2023. Notes becomes an archive of your lost words, of all the moments…

Bedtime Light

April 04, 2023

Sketches and Planning

Shuang and I brainstormed a lot this week, and have settled on a project that may be a bit of a stretch. We’ve decided to tackle the task of…

A poem that forgets itself

March 22, 2023

RWET Assignment No. 4

The digital cut-up revisited. In assignment #2, the tools available to you for cutting up and rearranging texts relied only on information…

I kinda controlled a Hue bulb

March 08, 2023

(at least I turned it on and off)

Requirements: Control a Hue bulb/lamp (check!) Allow for on/off, and adjustment. (oops) https://youtube.com/shorts/Vkv7ah0Aj7U I’ve used…

Thesis ~ Planning

March 07, 2023

A proof of concept

Class Feedback Having a talking altar feels simultaneously comforting and cold. Having this live on a Raspberry Pi (versus a full laptop, or…

A Meme Generator Genre Study

March 02, 2023

It's like dogs but for dogs

The genre study: Choose a genre or form of writing. This can be anything from a literary genre to a meme format. Gather a small number of…

Light at a Museum

February 28, 2023

As I’ve been traveling for the last 6 days, I haven’t had a chance to set up a 24 hour timelapse. I’m still interested in doing so though…

Lamp tests

February 22, 2023

S h a d e s

Thesis ~ Spring Update

February 20, 2023

In which things change, again.

Welcome back, everyone. We’re in the swing of the new semester, and things have been progressing. Prototypes V1 Over the break I took the…

RWET Digital Cut-up

February 15, 2023

Assignment 2

Assignment 2: The digital cut-up. Create a notebook program that reads in two or more texts and stores portions of them in Python data…

Lighting Test Rig

February 14, 2023

A 12V test circuit for lighting control

This week, we were tasked to creating a test rig for a 12V DC lamp. A few of us went in on a set of E26 bulb sockets, which were…

A Candle (Approximately)

February 07, 2023

Neopixel Candle

I LOVE CANDLES. I have so many candles. One of my favorite projects from last year was based on interacting with fake candles. I also make…

Poetry Generation

February 02, 2023

RWET Assignment 01

See the Jupyter Notebook here. In these poetry generators, I aimed to explore both the description and a recipe for a cultural food, Chinese…

L&I 01 ~ LED Fade

January 30, 2023

Interruptable fading LED

I put together a rotary encoder controlled LED. The rotation of the encoder controls the speed at which the fade occurs, and the button…

Thesis ~ Paper

December 24, 2022

Attention is a very powerful thing. What do we pay attention to? How do we pay attention to it? Does our attention change the nature of that…

What I Can Remember

December 17, 2022

On photographs and memory

Photograph on acetate, laser-cut acrylic, rear-projected hand-drawn video What I Can Remember is an exercise in retelling stories. It…

what identities do you choose to wear

December 09, 2022

explorations in objecthood

what identities do you choose to wear? is an exploration in embodying memory and identity. Fragments of material are suspended in a clear…

CNC Entry Table

November 30, 2022

Exercise in parametric design & CNC fabrication

I wanted a catch-all table by my front door. It’s a narrow space with a few requirements: Fits in this area (14 inches wide) without…

Exercises in Intervention

November 17, 2022

Narrative and Obscuring

Explorations in narrative, and how interventions change experience. I began this set of exercises with this photo: one of many sent to me by…

Thesis ~ Prototypes

November 14, 2022

What is a prototype? A prototype is something that answers a question, tests something out. ~ Pedro G. C. de Oliveira This week I did a few…

A Dream for Adnan

November 10, 2022

With your eyes closed

A bespoke experience for Adnan, based on a dream he described to me. See last week’s moodboard for more context. The intention of the…

Readings ~ Carrying Memory

November 10, 2022

Silent Hero, Nostalgia, Mediated Memories, La Sangre Es Una Semilla

In our heads alone, or in the keepsakes we gather around us? How do these memories age, change, mutate, transform, channel, accumulate…

Four Axis Milling

November 08, 2022

Yet another experiment

For this week’s skillbuilder, I started by thinking about what the advantages and limitations of the 4-axis are. Things the 4-axis is good…

Attempted Mallet

November 02, 2022

Playing with Plywood

This week’s attempt at a mallet was a series of failures experiments with plywood. Let me tell you, I came into this skillbuilder with the…

Readings ~ Attention and Memory

November 01, 2022

Naomieh Joven, Ocan Vuong, Charlie Tyrell, Fabiola Ferrero

I’m struck by the idea of attention. What do we pay attention to, and how does it change that thing? Our experience of that thing? Using…

dreamscape moodboard

November 01, 2022

a moodboard for Adnan's dream

Adnan described a dream to me with a moody, noir attitude. It begins by the seaside; waves crashing, but not visible. It’s the knowledge of…

Thesis ~ Initial Interviews

November 01, 2022

The beginning of a pipeline and collecting thoughts

Things I did this week for thesis: Set up an interviewing pipeline for folks living outside their parental/heritage culture, sent out a call…

Readings ~ With Your Eyes Closed

November 01, 2022

Dialog in the Dark, Dream of the Red Chamber

Reflection on Dialog in the Dark, through [article]. How do you think of discomfort as site? It’s interesting to me that this exhibition…

A Snapshot

October 28, 2022

Introduction to Medium of Memory

We viewed the chosen photos first without captions, then with. It reminded me of the “space to place” exercise we did in Outside the Box…

Turning Skillbuild

October 27, 2022

Getting back on that lathe

A little simpler this week, what with being out of town. I wanted to make a rough vacuform buck to test out some ideas for a styrene lamp. I…

Space To Place

October 18, 2022

An exercise in attention

This week, I created an experience in the Moynihan Tran Hall, Platform 13. The thing that struck me about Moynihan train hall was the stark…

A Side Table 01

October 12, 2022

A first crack at a CNC Plywood table

Check out this latest update for my CNC table! I want a side table as a catch-all table by my front door. It’s a narrow space with a few…

CNC Joinery Test

October 05, 2022

Testing joints made on the CNC

A quick CNC joinery test, in prep for my future side table. I’m inspired by this table: I decided to test out what the slat-to-base joint…

7 Weeks of Words

September 28, 2022

A 49 day project in daily practice

Over the course of 7 weeks over June-August 2022, I joined a cohort of ITP and ITP Camp students in a 49 day challenge to thematic work…

Catch All Tray

September 28, 2022

A Shopbot Skillbuilder

Inspired by these Thing Spots, I decided to mill out a simple tray. I found this solid piece of 1-inch thick ply in the “scrap” pile to…

Bantam Skillbuild 02

September 21, 2022

Finishing & Tolerances in Acrylic Milling

This week on the Bantam, I tried 3 new things: Milling & gluing acrylic Aiming for a press fit Sanding and finishing acrylic I aimed to…

Bantam Skillbuild 01

September 14, 2022

Desktop CNC Routing

Round 1 - Legacy Software Test I worked with Sammy and Lauren to do a simple first test, designing basic shapes in illustrator and cutting…

Router Skillbuild

September 02, 2022

Getting familiar with hand routing

This week’s adventure is working with the router. Inspiration & Planning I decided to riff on replicating the simple circle that we made in…

PLAygo Injection Moulding

July 13, 2022

An exploration in injection moulding for PLA recycle processes

Presented with a challenge to re-think plastic recycling, I collaborated with Jinny Kang to create a proposal for PLA recycling via…

p l a n t

June 21, 2022

A responsive kinetic sculpture

laser-cut ply // found materials // Arduino (Adafruit ESP32 Feather, Servos & Multiplexer) // MaxMSP // Kinect Azure p l a n t is a kinetic…

The Weave

April 04, 2022

Embroidery as embodying

Embroidery thread, acrylic yarn, repurposed canvas bag We are always weaving the cloth of life, entwining ourselves with others, spinning…

Haptics Weekend Class

April 02, 2022

Butterflies and Tip-tapping

In the following labs, I worked with Sammy and Martha to explore haptic sensation. Lab 1 - Hello Haptics I’m surprised how straightforward…

Ride Proposal - Expedition Earth

March 24, 2022

A blue-sky ride proposal

I’ve once again teamed up with Leigh and Linnette, this time to bring you a proposal for Expedition Earth, a thrilling dark ride set on…

Nyan Herd

March 09, 2022

Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan

This week Linette, Leigh and I teamed up to bring forth a truly meme-y experience. Behold, the Nyan Herd. In this experience you get to fly…

In & Against Conversation

March 07, 2022

When you can't find the words

In & Against Conversation was an experience created for Andrew Schneider’s Performing Reality class at ITP NYU, in collaboration with Megha…

Unreal Plant

March 02, 2022

Proof-of-concept for physical-digital interactions

I seem to have a bit of a theme with plants; here’s a plant that lives somewhere in between the digital and physical world. Arduino code is…

OSC control

February 23, 2022

Basic remote OSC control with Max MSP

The slider works upside-down because the servo was placed that way (0 is with the bunny highest, 180 lowest). For this setup, I used…

Sneaky Houdini

February 15, 2022

A test in expressive mechanics

This week’s prompt: “Make an … object that expresses emotion towards a person”. Sneaky Houdini is a cute little rabbit with a big…

Week 2 - Unreal

February 08, 2022

Unreal VR Interactions

Dear Angelica I really enjoyed Angelica. Though it was a little unsettling to have the entire scene move with my head, once I got used to…

Collective Play - Absurdity

February 05, 2022

Absurdity and a socket diagram

A simple socket test A created this site that allows multiple people to use their phones (or other portable devices) to draw on a shared…

Grim Grinning Ghosts

February 01, 2022

A spooky serenade

Inspired by my love for Disney Imagineering, this piece brings a taste of The Haunted Mansion to life. The experience surrounds a piece of…

Week 1 - Prep and Process

February 01, 2022

VR Funhouse and logistical tasks

VR Funhouse I played the Oculus version on a Rift 2 (note to future self: it also works on a Quest 2, so no need to fiddle with the cameras…

Bloom Together

December 21, 2021

A collaboration with Shirley Wu

Bloom Together is a collaboration with Shirley Wu exploring the use of light as an interaction tool. Roughly fabricated to resemble a small…

Unreal and Experience Prototyping

December 21, 2021

A Hide and Seek Shrine

A test in experience prototyping using Unreal. While the majority of my interest lies in the creation of real-world physical installations…

Light as Medium

November 20, 2021

Exploring light with movement

Created in collaboration with Nunnapat ‘Spencer’ Ratanavanh and Bruce Mk Arthur. Light as Medium was an exploration in creating motion…

Sister Ray

November 15, 2021

An AR Diorama

Collaborators: Francisco Navas and Josephine Wang Original Art: Gabriel Alcala Artist Gabriel Alcala created this beautiful piece, a diagram…

PCOMP - Synchronous Serial

November 02, 2021

Synchronous Serial Communication and Arduino

This week, our PCOMP class learned about synchronous serial communication. It was pretty straightforward to use I2C to connect with and…

Spooky Serenade

October 26, 2021

Candles call the spooky serenade

This piece evolved into my larger project, Grim Grinning Ghosts. Read more about that piece as it was created for the ITP 2021 Winter…

Hypercinema - Stop Motion

October 25, 2021

A little stop motion project

This week, we experimented with some stop motion! I worked with Tash Trebisacci to create these tiny little animations. To continue my…

Week 6 - Candles

October 19, 2021

Basic Serial Communication

Getting Everyone Talking This week was a dip into serial communication. Still wired, but much more talkative. Getting basic serial…

Hypercinema - Runway Experiments

October 18, 2021

A first project in Runway

For this exercise I wanted to explore “recreating” as an idea. The original clip is from a competition in a recreational, semi-historical…

Hypercinema - Runway Models and Concepts

October 05, 2021

Some thoughts on ML models and how to use them

This week, we’re looking at RunwayML. Three models and three concepts: Kandinsky Model This model style-transfers from the artwork of…

Sweet Dreams

October 05, 2021

A mechanized diorama

And here it is! Project 1; a sweet little nighttime diorama! It might be a bit of a little escape for me, living here in a big city. See…

PCOMP Week 3

September 28, 2021

PWM, Servos, and a project update

This week, some PWM and starting with servos! Servo This was pretty straightforward. A simple map from analog input to motor output. I found…

Hypercinema - Synthetic Media

September 27, 2021

An example and its issues

We talk a lot about deepfakes and generated media when it comes to synthetic media, but a subtler form of synthetic media is augmenting pre…

PCOMP Week 2

September 21, 2021

I/O, basic Arduino

This week, we introduce basic I/O with Arduino programming! It sounds funny, but this week’s work is way more intuitive to me than last week…

Hypercinema - The Molotov Man

September 20, 2021

Ethics in art and ownership

On the Rights of the Molotov Man - Susan Joy Reading this article, I realized that I too have seen this man spraypainted on walls and…

The Sounds of Home

September 20, 2021

Sound Walk No. 1, Coming Home

A first assignment for ITP’s Hypercinema class; a sound walk. I collaborated with classmates Toni(Yujung) Jung and Catherine Dinh to create…


September 10, 2021

A brief introduction to Physical Computing

Basic DC Setup Let us embark on the first steps of physical computing. First, a bit of setup: Above is a basic DC input setup with…

Hypercinema - Listening & Hearing

September 08, 2021

Exploring the psychoacoustic and physical phoenomena of sound

What is hearing? What is listening? The Sound of Yellow (full audio available here) This piece brought me in with a warm, bright feeling…