[sea-dp] Reading Response #7 – Authorship, open source as a counterculture

Countercultures supposedly counter the gatekeeping of “authorship”, at least so I think, and it often crosses over into the (il)legality of “appropriation”. “The notion that culture should actively be in the creative hands of the people, not just something produced by corporations and consumed by passive audiences”, Evelyn McDonnel wrote so in Never Mind the … [read more]

[sea-dp] Reading Response #6 – (On data farms and decentralization) Does a utopian digital world exist?

As environmental crisis exacerbates all around the globe, I have noticed companies starting incentives to go paperless for environmental considerations; but the physical reality of digital data is rarely addressed. This week’s readings provided much new information and perspectives on the relationships between digital technology and physical reality. I was especially impacted by James Glanz’s … [read more]

[p-com wk6] Serial communication

Finally, serial communication! This week’s labs are a lot to digest, but it’s very exciting to learn about how Arduino can communicate with other devices. Going into the labs, there were several key concepts I learned through class and homework materials, but still have some questions about. ASCII encoding: Raw binary value (10 bits?), ASCII-encoded … [read more]

[sea-dp] Reading Response #05 – Thoughts on Social Dilemma (2020) and more

I appreciate the Social Dilemma. I appreciate the associations it made about social media’s impact on political polarization and teenager suicide, and the insight it offered coming from those who designed these platforms. I think it’s going to make some good impact on people if Netlifx algorithm does us right — talk about opening with … [read more]

[p-i wk4] Self-reinvention with violastream

VIOLASTREAM 2.0 in the works The 2.0 version will experiment with a continuously interactive feedback loop. Working on editing tasks and implementing new functionalities such as the STOP command, comment box, p5.speech, etc. Documentation In collaboration with David Currie For as long as I’ve been making art I’ve been interested in participatory, time-based performance pieces. … [read more]

[p-com] Project 1: music box

two image of a box with four buttons and a speaker, one shot from the front and one from behind

In collaboration with: Youming For this 2-week project, Youming and I, after jamming out many ideas, decided to make a “music instrument” that responds to pressing different buttons. We imagine the interactions to be kind of like playing with a toy or a simple midi device, for which each button triggers a different loop of … [read more]