Project Plan

Here’s a first pass at a project plan. I really wish I had done this earlier.  I felt like I was groping at the assignments and wish I had imposed more structure on myself.  For example, my research has been pretty haphazard, and it’s nice to have some structure laying…

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Cornell Box

It’s really rough, but here it is The basic idea is this: ideas are scattered.  It’s a normal feeling.  Ideas lead to other ideas, which lead to starts and stops and tangents and dead ends.  But, ideas eventually start to coalesce.  After enough effort, those scattered ideas can sometimes lead…

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First Steps, or AYP 1

I spent the winter break learning about game physics by trying to build out my own physics engine: it’s here in case anyone is curious, and writing about the steps of how it all works in a series of blog posts. I’ve been playing with Phaser (a javascript framework for…

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Initial Thesis Statement

Apologies for the long-winded post, I really didn’t mean to write this much, but it snowballed on me. The Why Why did I choose to build an educational science game?  Well, in my time at ITP, I’ve tried to think about being more on the artistic side of things.  I’ve…

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Dream Review

Science has never been so cool It’s 4pm outside PS21, and the crowds of students hanging out in the playground is starting to dwindle.  Presumably headed home.  The handful of stragglers show no indication of the time and remain ardently engaged in their activities.  A handful of boys are playing basketball.…

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Hacking the Browser Week 1

Chrome Experiments is always good for a burst of inspiration. Looking through I found this super cool little experiment by Zach Lieberman: Lines I love how it naturally moves through features in each photo. It’s simple, but really graceful. I’m not sure if it’s just pulling from a limited set…

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Beacon Game

My strategy for the beacon game was essentially to build a smart enough program that I woudln’t have to do any work during the game, except walk around. The overall structure of my program was to first send a login request, then start scanning for beacons using the provided service.…

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