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Interactive Telecommunications Program @ New York University

My name is Nick Grant and I am currently attending the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The mission of ITP “is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives.” I recently graduated from The George […]

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Death is imminent, but let’s have fun!

Description: In this four-player communication-based game, teams must work together in order to fix a defective spaceship and escape from an apocalyptic world. Exhibit: ITP Winter Show 2019 Tools: P5.js, Arduino, Illustrator Team members: Nicholas Grant, Tirta Rachman, Mingxi Xu, Paulami Roy Choudhury Phase One: Brainstorming My group began by identifying the overall structure of […]

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PORTFOLIO

ITP Winter Show Poster

Phase One: Brainstorming I designed a poster for the 2019 ITP Winter Show. I immediately knew what kind of story I wanted to tell about the program. My favorite part of ITP is the range of the backgrounds of the students. I am always amazed when I ask students about their paths that led them […]

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PORTFOLIO

Spin Art Machine

I created a spin art machine out of tossed cardboard in the garbage that children painted on. For my projects, I enjoy recycling simple material by imbuing them with new meaning. I admire simple utilitarian designs.

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PORTFOLIO

Dinosaur House Party

A rendition of a dinosaur house party in 360° video. Created with Adobe After Effects. Team members: Nicholas Grant, Tirta Rachman, Rae Huang Clips from the piece: Phase One: Filming My team desired to create a playful dinosaur house party. We blended 360° video with Adobe After Effects, a technique that is not greatly explored. […]

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PORTFOLIO

MirageVR

A scene we all hope we never find ourselves in: being stuck in the desert to the point where we start hallucinating. This was the experience captured in MIRAGE, a VR experience using 360° video. We also used audio anchors, so whenever looking at a water pool, a different water sound was produced to enhance […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Introduction to Physical Computing Final

Link to the Github repository: https://github.com/nickgran321/death-is-imminent-but-have-fun When transforming our paper prototypes into the final version, we first tested all of our parts. Our project consisted of several different components, such as LCD screens, sliding potentiometers, rotary encoders, ultrasonic sensors, toggle switches, and arcade dome buttons, mono jacks, and mono cables.  When testing our components, we […]

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Introduction to Computational Media

Introduction to Computational Media Final

Link to my sketch: https://editor.p5js.org/nickgran321/sketches/TRSkJH0fb Link to my code on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/Nick-Grant/blob/master/Introduction%20to%20Computational%20Media%20Final For my computational media final, I created a visual representation of five pages from I Remember by Joe Brainard. I had this idea for quite some time. I studied English in undergrad and dabbled in video production. My last year of college, I […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 6: Motors

For my sixth week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a playful spin art machine. I desired to create a kiddish enclosure that contained all of the materials to draw fun art. I purchased a 40x40x10 5V 2 Pin fan and a 4.5V battery holder from Tinkersphere. I created and soldered the circuit. The plans […]

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Animation

Virtual Reality Project

For my third week in animation, I collaborated with Tundi to create a virtual reality experience. We first began by storyboarding. We desired to create a VR experience in which the setting is a 360 video. The user views objects, which activates them to perform interesting actions. In order to perform this task, we implemented […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 5: Materials and Fasteners

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I created a hat with my logo. I desired to create something colorful and comical. I first began by gathering my material. I ordered gold bullet cone spike and stud metal screws, a plain blue polyester hat, 2.0mm black brown leather, and a 2-Ounce Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric […]