• Thanksgiving Progress

    I’ve spent the last ten days or so visiting my brother in Alabama; consequentially, I’ve been both more and less productive than i expected. More so because there isn’t much to do here, particularly if you don’t have a car; less, because the only materials I have are whatever I...


  • Playtest and Planning

    Last Thursday, we did some play tests of prototypes for our Physical Computing final. I didn’t think I would learn that much, but play tests will often surprise you. I constructed a prototype by wetfolding some Trader Joe’s paper bags– it looked rather good in my opinion. I also made...


  • Nicki and Harry

    I love Nicki Minaj. I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time; longer than even her jaw-dropping feature in Kanye West’s “Monster”, which was mentioned in the Radiolab episode, “Straight Outta Chevy Chase”, which we listened to for Fandom this week. Consequently, I had the same reaction as...


  • Final

    It was incredibly hard to focus on school today– the election results had come out. Still, I’ll make an attempt at describing my final, an effort that is made easier by having a pre-existing property to work off of. I also mocked up an initial timeline, which you can see...


  • Real or Not Real?

    At first, I wasn’t sure what the connection between the two readings we were assigned for Fandom this week was. “Buying In: The Pretty Good Problem” and “From Smart Fan to Backyard Wrestler: Performance, Context, and Aesthetic Violence (WWF)” seemed like very different subjects. Looking at the subject of next...


  • Catching Up on Readings

    I blog about every reading for Fandom, but over the last two weeks I’ve been too busy to blog about the previous readings. I’ll do so right now– we covered fan fiction with a reading, “Star Trek Reruns - Reread, Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poaching” by Henry Jenkins, and...


  • Brainstorm

    If you could invent anything, what would you invent? It’s an easy question when you’re a kid, but as you get older, it gets increasingly hard. You become less imaginative, and you add more constraints on yourself. It should follow the laws of physics. It should be possible given my...


  • Lab & Midterm

    Last week was the first week in which I failed to get my pcomp blogs up on time; finishing the midterm took me down to the wire, and even though I had finished the labs earlier in the week, I neglected the blog post for them. As such, here are...