ITP Camp 2021 Online!
Here are my notes:
Light and Interactivity with Lyn and Tom
Explicit Interaction vs. Implicit Interaction - What if there was both? It would be like improv between human and machine, inspiring each other with uncertainty and conviction.
Examples / Inspiration:
The Social Dilemma
A movie about the social media business and how it makes money by abusing your phycological vulnerabilities.
- The most recent way to solve a problem
- Anything artificial with a practical purpose
- The outsourcing of Labor
- An extension of man
- How to operate humanely
- bigger than personal morals
Data Gathering Fun with Tom
Arduino Nano WiFiNINA looks for 2.4 Networks. It has a real time clock. Library = RTCZero
Do Robots Need Clothes? Yes, yes they do.
In Kari and Natalie's class we thought about adding appropriate clothing to robots:
- Protection (literally like clothes, to protect from the elements: heat, water, etc.
- Signaling (Identity, Role, Affordances, System Status)
- Adaptability (To environment (ex: shoes for outside))
- Sophia (the creepy humanoid one)
My robot sketch is for the Amazon Echo Show. I plan to add this robot to my kitchen someday to help me organize and read my recipes. I thought about the conditions it will be working in (my extremely messy style of cooking/baking, and the very public location of the kitchen.) The clothes I sketched solved two problems: First, I drew a rain coat to protect the robot from splashes while still allowing the screen to be seen and interacted with. Second, I drew a knitted turtleneck that can be zipped up all the way - even over the built in camera. This way, the robot can be stylishly "blind" to accidentally sharing a video feed of my private residence should it get hacked.
E-Textile Toolkits: An Overview
Kate went over many of the E-Textile toolkits. Here are some stand outs:
How the eyes see color:
Cones and Rods in back of eye - Rods perceive light and dark, Cones perceive Color (Red, blue and green)
History of Lighting
Sun --> Fire --> Oil Lamps --> Incandescent light with electricity (Edison style bulb, illuminating filament) --> LED technology (First Red, then other colors were discovered)
Getting to Know Spectrometers
Sensors react to light non-visually. The eye has some cells that sense both visual and non-visual frequencies of light. We use this to use light to sense time.
Thoughts on light as a whole. Humans created artificial light by burning stuff (fire!). Warmer colors come from fire. Then gas burned and light was cooler in color temperature. Now LEDs let us create all colors of artificial light.
That switch to lighting the world with a wide variety of spectra lets us design for light that might work better for us, or is it confusing pollution that we haven't evolved to handle?
integration time = how long the sensor needs to take a reading.
Serial Studio V1.0.20- Serial monitor program for looking at color data
For the frequencies that we only react to non-visually, do we have lights that can produce them for us?
Book: Light Sources; Basics of Lighting Technologies
Light meters read in "lux" - one lux is a calibration
Double Dynamic Daylight