Thursday, March 29, 2018

Week 11

'Natural Born Cyborgs' 

Chapter 1 - Cyborgs Unplugged

The term “cyborg” was first used in 1960 by Clynes and Kline in their article “Cyborgs and Space”.
- Not the merger of flesh and wire
- Not the depth of the implant
- But the potential of transformation
- And for cognitive systems the fluidity of the flaws of information.

Chapter 2 – Technologies to Bond With

Transparent technologies:
- Seamless integration
- Little mental effort to operate

Opaque technologies:
- Unnaturally integration
- Requiring constant attention, remaining in focus during operation
What is important in making a cyborg is

Monday, March 19, 2018

Week 10 | Final Project Proposal

Will probably do something related to my love of costuming/cosplay. Either a mask or article of clothing that uses data read from me (heart rate, body temp, etc.), and-- possibly-- my surroundings (external temp, proximity to others, light levels, etc.)

Idea I: "Heart on my Sleeve" 

-A simple wearable that reflects vital data on a small interface on my upper arm. Possible use of an LCD screen, or a just a flexible LED grid that shows various symbols based on vitals (stable HR and body temp= purple smiley-face/ erratic HR or high HR + high or low body temp= blue frowny-face or red angry-face)

Idea II: "2 Birds..."

-Find creative ways to incorporate what I've learned about sensors and Arduinos into a set of cosplay armor. ( - make the lines on the chest glow and pulse with my HR, and maybe add glowing eyes to the helmet that respond to my voice)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Week 9 | Instructables Examples

The Good

-Well documented, user friendly, easy to understand instructions
-Clear images

The Bad

-Shit quality video, probably recorded on a toaster
-Basically nothing going on here...

The Ugly

-Well documented but very cluttered
-Blurry/confusing images


Week 8 | Noise Project Critique