Screening Information Response
The other day in Temporary Expert, the class paused to discuss a common anxiety of artists– what if I’m not original? How do I avoid doing something that has been done before? How do I avoid being over-influenced by my inspirations? It’s a discussion that immediately made me think of...
The Medium is the Massage
The first time I’d ever been assigned “The Medium as a Message” as a reading was in undergrad when I took a software engineering course on Media Applications. My professor was a liberal sort, far more artistic and open-minded than most professors in computer science. He agreed with McLuhan for...
A Three Minute Pop Quiz
“If you had 3 minutes to communicate your truth to 100,000 people what would you say, show, and or play?” I might be cheating a little with my response– the 100,000 people would seem to necessitate a broadcast, and I’m giving everyone a pop quiz. But it’s part of something...
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,...
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...
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...
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...