• Final Presentation

    After many weeks of arguments and meetings, this is our final presentation. Not really anything to do with Finance or Transparency, but it’s good enough. Here was our draft:


  • Vending Machine, Finally

    I returned to the creation of my vending machine for my Subtraction, and finished it a week early– I don’t want to compete with anybody for any techno router slots. The machine still needs a lot of work, most notably all the electronics, but as far as the class material,...


  • Fortune Tinder

    One idea that gets bandied about at ITP is the idea of having a cohesive body of work that you produce at ITP. Interested in LGBT rights? Convinced VR is the future? Focus your works on those concepts. I entered ITP with nothing of this sort in mind; I just...


  • Transparency

    Sometimes I suspect that Doing Good is Good Business is an elaborate simulation to discourage ITP students from working at NGOs. Endless meetings? Check. Intractable problems? Check. Stakeholders who won’t accept a solution until they add two words to it? Well, that one is very specific, but it happened to...


  • 4-Axis Columns

    One skill that I’ve yet to acquire at ITP is 3D modelling. I’ve acquired much of the skills that ITP teaches– programming, physical computing, graphics, and video editing– but 3D continues to be beyond me. Consequently, my attempt at this week’s Subtraction assignment will probably be less impressive than those...


  • Another Fail Story

    I am uncomfortable with the idea of using smart contracts with the underprivileged in the US; one of the virtues of them is that they are not strongly regulated by the government, but that is also problematic when they are not guaranteed to be secure. Ethereum can be forked when...


  • Female Script Intros

    For my meditation this week, I decided to take a look at sexism in movie scripts. I came to this topic after a long deliberation. When I read that we were to tap into unconscious, subconscious, and the collective, my thoughts turned immediately to the latent biases everyone has. But...


  • 4-Axis Mill

    The lathe was out of service last week, so I had a week off from blogging about Subtraction. The metal lathe was admittedly a bit intimidating, but I had wanted to try it. Oh well! This week, we tackled the 4-Axis mill. The hardest part of this week’s exercise was...