Generating Fake News [RWET]

I went into this project hoping to generate a program that generated news stories that told something of substance. In short, I wanted to be able to type in a search term about a current event, and scrape the web to generate an informational story from multiple sources — without plagiarizing. Early on, I diagnosed […]

Baseball (take II) and Kinect eco/swimming [NOC Final proposal]

Baseball (take II) and Kinect eco/swimming [NOC Final proposal]

UPDATE II: Two final ideas. I’m going to finish one, try to finish the other. UPDATE: I’ve come up with an idea that, hopefully, will work. Kinect swimming/eco My Assistive Tech project has to do with motivation. It’s about making rehab, after a stroke, more bearable. But when we demoed the project, one of the […]

Generating alternate news — proposal [RWET]

UPDATE: After talking with Adam, my plan has become much clearer: 1. Find a way to figure out what the story is about This is much easier said than done. I’m looking into some libraries that implement algorithms, which might be able to be fairly accurate. This is the step I’m most unclear about. If […]

Smiling Statues [Collective Storytelling Final]

Smiling Statues [Collective Storytelling Final]

UPDATE: I’ve created all the statues — 91 total — and I’ve created a website and an e-mail address. It took quite a bit of time to make each one, since they are individually molded and painted. I tried to use colorful paints to make them stand out on the street. Also, it was interesting […]

Using the Kinect for rehab

For this project, we are using the Microsoft Kinect and making a computer program that helps rehab patients stay motivated as they are asked to perform mundane motions, over and over again. We have a sketch working, which can be seen below: This was written in Processing, and we’re using it in conjunction with OSCeleton. […]

FWD:FWD [Collective Storytelling]

I’ve always struggled with getting networks of people to tell their stories. As a reporter, I got pretty good at getting people to tell their stories in an intimate setting. But when I asked someone else to tell their story — or asked someone else to help me tell a story — it often failed. […]

A Python class [RWET]

I took my Python midterm — a program that creates nicknames for baseball players — and turned it into a class. One thing that I had to think about was how to split up my defs, and how they would be most functional. Secondly, I needed to think about what kind of variables I want […]

3D Chalk Birds [flocking]

3D Chalk Birds [flocking]

[Zip] (Applet isn’t working; fix forthcoming) For my midterm, I created butterflies in a 3D environment. And because they spawned in similar places, they looked as if they were flocking. But now I’ve implemented real flocking, using Dan Shiffman’s flocking example. However, instead of butterflies just flocking together — which is fun, but not any […]

Monsters [comic]

For my comics final, I made an interactive comic, available here. It’s made in Processing, and implemented online using Processing.js. [LINK]

Butterfly In The Sky [NOC]

Butterfly In The Sky [NOC]

APPLET | ZIP For my midterm, I was inspired by the TV Show “Reading Rainbow”: Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high Take a look, it’s in a book Reading Rainbow   So I made a bunch of butterflies in the sky, in 3D, trying to make it look as if you’re […]