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Animation

After Effects Animation Project

Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgNl5JsqL0g&feature=youtu.be For the after effects animation project, I worked with Rae and Tito. Together we created a 360 video of a party with dinosaurs. We began by checking out an ER camera. For some reason, the top of the tripod was stuck at an odd angle. No matter what, we could […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

More user testing and parts

During this week in physical computing, my group performed more user testing. Unlike last time, my group formed a set of instructions that the user follows. In doing so, we were able to detect which actions were performed correctly. Additionally, we filled out questionnaires with our users afterwards. We discovered interesting insights, such as how […]

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Introduction to Computational Media

Week 5: Sound as Media

For this week in Computational Media, I created an educational guide about animal sound facts. To develop the guide, I created a large number of functions. Throughout the assignment, I encountered some very challenging coding issues. Link to the correct p5.js sketch: https://editor.p5js.org/nickgran321/sketches/WlUrZLw9L Link to the correct p5.js sketch on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/Nick-Grant/blob/master/Introduction%20to%20Computational%20Media:%20Animal%20Audio Link to the […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 4: Enclosures

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I went with my plan B and created an enclosure out of a salt shaker. Last weekend, I went home and visited my grandma. She has a box that is over 40 years old and from the Soviet Union. I planned to fix the box and drill buttons […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Prototype for Playtesting

For this week in physical computing, my group created a plan to user test our project. We first began by creating a mock-up of our consoles. Paulami and I created four interfaces. Each one contained elements that are similar to our final product. For example, the consoles contain pushbuttons and sliders. We also implemented a […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 3: Laser Cutter

For this week in Introduction to Fabrication, I laser cut a gift for my mom. Her birthday is this Saturday. I created coasters in the shape of puzzle pieces. I visited the Makerspace to buy wood. Unfortunately they were out, but I found some spare wood in their junk shelf. I cut the unused pieces […]

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Animation

First Assignment: Loop-D-Loop

Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/372485639 For my first assignment in Animation, I created a 30-second video with Lanni. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about storytelling and stop motion animation. Our idea is based on one of my previous projects. For my third week in computational media, I created an interactive sketch in […]

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Introduction to Physical Computing

Final Project Description

For my final project, I am working with Tito, Paulami, and Mingxi. We are developing a game in which users must coordinate with each other to save a defective spaceship. The spaceship must leave Earth, which is cracking due to climate change. Each user will be in a separate booth, but they must coordinate with […]

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Introduction to Computational Media

Week 1: Images and Pixels

For my pixel artwork assignment, I created a human to digital converter. Throughout the process, I learned a great deal about pixelation and implementing elements outside of sketch.js. Link to p5.js sketch: https://editor.p5js.org/nickgran321/sketches/mtJeQxHj0 Link to code on Github: https://github.com/nickgran321/Nick-Grant/blob/master/Computational%20Media:%20Week%201%20Pixels I first began by simply pixelating my video capture. I created a for loop within a […]

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Introduction to Fabrication

Week 2: Repeatability

For my second week in Introduction to Fabrication, I desired to create five coasters. After moving to NYC, I really needed them. They are a great project to show to my guests. I bought poplar wood from Midtown Lumber in Manhattan. The wood was eight inches high. I bought stain and a brush from Bruno’s […]