In late February 2018, I inoculated two mycelial networks, contained in the boxes seen below – on the left, a simple soap container from muji (also used for this project), and on the right, a shiny little green metal box.
This post tracks the progress of the mycelium growing within the containers.
Inventions such as animal husbandry, irrigation, writing and mathematics are viewed as the hallmarks of early civilization. These advancements separated us from other earth species by taking advantage of our ability to self-organize and further ensure our survival.
Yet these advancements – and the many that followed – required humanity to develop a deep bias and obsession with order and classification.
It is also inspired by the lessons learned while playing Sid Meier’s Civilization.
Economics is regarded as a ‘soft science’ because it studies a field that is heavily influenced by human behavior.
Despite developing rigorous models the world depends on, precise measurements that move markets, and insights for how humans behave, economics is dependent on some key assumptions (such as rational actors).
For this reason, it is often a target of criticism from the ‘hard sciences’:
Economists even study how rational we can be with the information we have, a branch of game theory involving higher order beliefs.
I made a small web project to demonstrate the concept of higher order beliefs. It uses memes to make it more fun. Please check it out and participate!
The instant an Arduino or Raspberry Pi connects to the web (with a public IP) it is out there for anyone – or anything – to detect.
In our connected devices class, my classmates and I all saw this vulnerability firsthand. After leaving our connected thermostats on for a week, we experienced our devices being scanned and sometimes attacked by machines from across the globe.
The connected thermostat I was building earlier is now complete! 🌡🌡🌡
This thermostat works like a Nest Thermostat (though clearly not as pricey); collecting the current temperature and sending that information to an online server.
I performed a short A/V experience for my class yesterday using the Max patch referenced here.
I am so sorry (in advance) to everyone for my off-pitch ad-lib singing.
Music: ‘Put me thru’ by Anderson. Paak
Over the past few weeks I have been working on my first ‘patch’ – an interface for controlling an audio-visual performance. Here is a still-shot of something made by the patch: