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Thesis year- it's more a collection of self discover than outcomes.

For the first half of the semester, I challenged my self with creating a program each week. Every visual outcome was been generated via code.

Continuing onto the second semester I was to create and use a single data set discovering how data can create visual forms. These visualizations will be driven from the data, by using an iterative process I pulled patters from the dataset.


In the beginning, I knew very little about programming. I discovered classes, proper uses of functions, and the loop in processing. Some of my first experiments was with calendars. My motivation was to use data sets to create visual forms.

5-12-2011

One of the most fruitful data sets in my early experiments was sound. Starting with circles I was able to create these really fascinating moving and reacting spheres.

4-12-2011

Which I then moved on to break the video into frames, which gave an other really interesting effect. (Even in his Youth)

28-11-2011

My friends challenged me with creating a box in which we could interact. We where able to creating patters of leds on the computer that would then appear on the box. My first real jump into physical computing, not much of a jump but a major one none the less.

26-10-2011

A new goal of creating something really nice looking, actually, that was my goal, make something pretty.

28-11-2011

Text analysis and then t9 from it. That about sums it up, there was lots of flaws that needed to be worked out, but worked quite well. Used pride and the prejudice because it's open sources on project Gutenberg.

5-12-2011

I then moved on to video, manipulating video in odd ways, lots of fun, I got onto this topic from looking into using subtitles. Nothing really came out of this, just a better understanding of how pixels are treated in processing. (which in turn did come in handy down the line many times)

5-12-2011

A NEW year, And single data set.


A bunch of stuff happen here, got a heart rate monitor that connects to the arduino, did a cool text thing over christmas break...

23-12-2011

Most importantly I found the data set that I wanted to play with. I had a meeting with my advisor and his face lit up when I said that I wanted to play with my heart rate. As a result, I began the new year with a new direction - to focus on where my heart would lead me. (bad,bad pun)

My first out come was placing my beat onto other objects. I think I kinda panicked because I had nothing to show one day, so this little thing happened. To me it's still really fascinating. I took my heart beat, something that is not perfect and placing it on something that is. But that two are never the same, both my beat and the tail light of a car. (if you click the image you'll download a program of my actual beats... mac only sorry)

9-1-2012

Then, played around with the idea of what a beat is, it's the drift away from origin, that is what a beat truly is. (again click to see some cool shit happen - mac only sorry)

13-4-2012

Created a better monitoring device, because the one I had was no good, this one fit in a fanny pack and was wireless!

28-2-2012

Got some real DATA!!! - what to do with it now... a linear diagram...the second image is a close up, for the huge images thats what I'm going to do...

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Other ways of visualizing the data sets is where the fun came in, these dots where placed like how you read a book, left to right and down for time.(on the left you can barely see it but that long thing is the whole data set, the close up is on the right again...)

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same as before but now resetting the time for each new line...

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a variant, with the line being distorted by time between beats

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Same as before but a better example, and by far one of my favorites in this series.

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totally different approach, as you go around the circle, like a clock time goes back and as you go in time goes back as well. This was also animated...

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Into an other tangent I created a program in which records the speed at which you type, and mistakes that are done are given a strike though instead of being deleted, this program was to be used later on in conjunction with the heart beat, you'll see.

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With the heart being recorded at the same time as typing we got a few axis of inputs, what the user was typing, how long they thought about it, and how it affect their physical state.

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And to end my thesis I started playing some some gravity balls, too much fun.

15-4-2012

This is what I accomplished over my thesis year, its not much, but it was a solid base for who and how I think now when tackling problems; work hard, explore, and most importantly have fun.