Project Rear Windows

As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Media undergraduate program, Experimental Digital Art is a course that tasks students with created various nonfiction digital media/art projects and installations.

Given 2 weeks, Project Rear Windows is a visualization application I created that allows users to enter a search term, and then see a cascading/sliding visualization of images matching that search pulled from Flickr. They can then mouse over the images and discard those that are obscuring images they wish to see fully. They can keep entering search terms to see what kinds of visualizations (and even individual photos) they discover.

Timeframe: November 2012
– Project design and programming completed in 2 weeks

The project write-up is available here.

Study Buddies

As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Media undergraduate program, Interaction Design is a course that teaches students about digital media design and tasks them with rapid prototyping of new media and products.

Collaborators: Ivory Assan & Hung Lac

Given 3 weeks and a 3-person team, we created a prototype application designed to facilitate studying between students. Study Buddies is a Ruby on Rails web application that would allow students to create and join study sessions with other students whom they might not otherwise be able to study with.

My contributions:
– Programming Ruby on Rails and HTML using TextWrangler, Xcode, and Adobe
   Dreamweaver
– Pitch video narration

Timeframe: November 2012
– Brainstorming/conception completed in 24 hours
– Site and application design completed in 3 hours
– Programming completed in 1 week
– Pitch video narration completed in 2 hours

Pitch Video:

Application Architecture:

StudyBuddies Architecture

Project Synesthesia

As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Computational Media undergraduate program, Experimental Digital Art is a course that tasks students with created various nonfiction digital media/art projects and installations.

Given 2 weeks, Project Synesthesia is an installation I created that is designed to translate audio input into visual output. To do so, it reads audio from the designated LineIn (my laptop’s built-in microphone by default but can be connected to external microphones) and briefly displays corresponding “sound droplets” in the applet’s viewing window. The size, color, and brightness of these circles are directly proportional to the frequency and volume (amplitude) of the sound read. The location of the droplets within the window is calculated randomly.

Timeframe: November – December 2012
– Brainstorming/conception completed in 2 hours
– Programming completed in 6 hours

The project write-up is available here.