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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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Mobile Lab

Reality Composer Augmented Reality Prototypes

For this week in Mobile Lab, I created three augmented reality prototypes using Reality Composer. I designed the app concepts for the health, entertainment, and education areas. For the first prototype, I experimented with image scanning. I envision a face mask that activates information when scanned. The information may include current COVID-19 statistics and the […]

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Mobile Lab

Guess POTUS

For the midterm, I updated one of my previous apps. The user may choose one of five time periods. The first four time periods contain about eleven presidents. A correct answer is 30 points. An incorrect answer is 15 points. The level increases every 300 points. The correct answer will always contain a spin animation. […]

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Mobile Lab

Midterm Proposal

For my midterm, I wanted to expand on a previous app that I created. In my “Guess the President” app, the user clicks on portraits that are either correct or incorrect. After the game is complete, the user’s score is shown and then the user may play again. In my expanded version, I would like […]

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Live Image Processing and Performance

Live Image Processing and Performance Midterm

Nailah, Cy, and I plan to create a rendition of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” that expores the hyperactivity of social media. The story is one of Aesop’s Fables from ancient Greece. In the original story, a young shepherd tricks his fellow villagers by shouting for help and pretending that wolves were attacking his sheep. […]

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Mobile Lab

See-No-Evil Monkey

For this week’s assignment, I created a visualizer and controller. The buttons are connected to a poem about ten monkeys, the slider is connected to the size of the monkey, and the toggle shows/hides the monkey’s eyes. Link to code on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/See-No-Evil-Monkey

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Mobile Lab

Guess the President Game

I created a “Guess the President” game. Users click one out of 45 political presidents. They are alerted as to whether or not their pick is correct. The game lasts ten rounds. When the game is finished, the user’s score is shown and they are asked to play again. I designed the game to have […]

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Live Image Processing and Performance

The Swamp Chronicles

For my first performance, I downloaded about 150 clips from my Snapchat archive. They document my college experience and transition into adulthood. With each bang, a new clip appears. In text editor, I provide context for the clip and utilize the text to speech function as I move on the next one. I am interested […]

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In and Out of Reality: Integrative Mixed-Reality (XR) Studio

SparkAR Filter

I created a “Which Sopranos character are you?” AR filter. After four seconds, a random main character is chosen.

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Mobile Lab

Timer App

I created a timer application in which coins represent numbers. The large coins represent minutes while the smaller coins represent seconds. I implemented a play and reset button. When a coin is pressed, the value is stored in a timeRemaining variable. This variable represents the duration of the circular progress bar. While I feel comfortable […]

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Live Image Processing and Performance

Week 3: First Performance Update

I updated my video playback system a great deal this week. I experimented with a lot of different forms and fleshed out a concept for my first performance. I first began by experimenting with jit.rota. Jit.rota allows me to scale and rotate my window. I am able to change the zoom, angle, offset, and anchor […]