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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Using XBee Without Arduino

26-Feb-10 | 30,776 views

I worked with Adi on the “Romantic Lighting Sensor” Lab for Sociable Objects Workshop. Since we do not have a photo cell at hand, we just used a normal potentiometer as the remote sensor. The code is from Rob Faludi’s course code sample page. We had some problem at first with the receiver side and […]

“im-personal”: components and features

24-Feb-10 | 34,074 views

Overview My thesis project is a software program that creates generative drawings on its own, one drawing per day, and updates its own drawing blog. The program was built on the reverse of most generative computer graphics artwork or simulation approaches that creates realistic graphics; instead of creating complex visual graphics based on intensive computational […]

“im-personal”: use cases

24-Feb-10 | 26,634 views

I still need a name for my drawing machine. My class felt the “machine” in the name is confusing, but I keep thinking the whole application as a machine since there will be loosely coupled components, and they are assembled in a way like machines. Anyways a name would still be necessary because that will […]

Thesis Workplan

24-Feb-10 | 17,238 views

is here: http://bit.ly/thesis-workplan

Thesis Idea Switch

24-Feb-10 | 20,527 views

So this is happening to me, and I guess sooner is better than later. I would like to have a specific idea to develop (and code!) so I am turning back to the self-evolving drawing machine idea. I realized that given the very limited time it is nearly impractical to complete my research on the […]

Sociable Objects: a nap doorbell

15-Feb-10 | 3,345 views

Nap doorbells are designed for nappers. They will not actually ring and wake you up unless it is a real emergency. This project is developed in collaboration with Adi and Asli. Doorbell for insistent visitors from My Journey on Vimeo. Switch Code 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738int BUTTON = 2; int GREEN = 12; int RED = 13; void […]

redefining privacy: a background research

14-Feb-10 | 6,970 views

Although I have not yet scoped down my thesis project to a specific and executable idea, it sits in the context where new technologies and innovations in communication tools have already changed a great deal in daily human-to-human interactions. However in such situation people are not yet ready for the much more significant social norm […]

Thesis abstract draft

03-Feb-10 | 2,923 views

I have always been paranoid keeping my different online identities separate. It has been a while since I found it easy enough to put up several google searches and get a pretty complete profile of a person, if he or she does have an active online identity. It is not to say I think keeping […]

Kicking off my thesis journal

02-Feb-10 | 12,493 views

it’s time.