I performed a 5-minute audio-visual piece at CultureHub for an audience of about 50 people. Here is a recording of it – the piece is called Big Dark Age.
Revenge of Left Shark is an interactive rhythm and dance game. In other words, DDR with your hands. The game uses computer vision to place the player on the beach, supply visual cues and provide real-time scoring information.
700+ lines of code later, a simple game has been fully created from what was once a tiny idea.
Using data from the musixmatch API, I have created a tool that shows what words musical artists use most in their lyrics. It uses a combination of jQuery and D3 libraries to work as a single-page “app”. Try it here.
The web “app” works by finding the artist you search for, and running through every lyric it can find by the artist to develop a lexicon. Once that lexicon is built, you can click on the box that is created to view statistics about their most-used words.
You can also view the most-used overall by clicking the “All Artists” button.
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 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.
Cryptomania is a sculpture designed as commentary on the cryptocurrency pandemonium. It lights up based on the 1 hour price change (a percentage value) of a particular crypto-currency – Ethereum.
Copyright to Swedish House Mafia and Virgin / EMI for the song Greyhound.
Planet Music is a sound visualizer on the moon! The current version has a set playlist of 6 songs that can be activated with the media player buttons. The space scene reacts to the sound using a fast Fourier transform (FFT). Here is a sample video:
Try it for yourself here (Note: please allow ~20 seconds to load. Currently not optimized for mobile)
As the last digital film scraps are swept away from the metaphorical cutting room floor, I am happy to announce the completion of the following instructional video on how to laser cut an acrylic box. Enjoy!
A video Mashup of Beyonce’s “Coundown” and Derrick Comedy’s “Self Defense”
For Educational Purposes