Final Project Visual

Posted on April 22, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

This project will be an immersive art installation that collects data about the users physical presence and their digital identity. This information will then drive a dynamic data visualisation that contrasts and compares the data gathered from each source. The aim is to expose the tension that exists between these normally separate aspects of identity. […]

Final Project Presentation

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

During my presentation for my final project, I talked about my plans to build an installation that addresses the tension between digital and physical identity. I discovered a number of interesting projects that cover similar issues. In particular, a project by two German students called ‘Identitat’ attempts to create a physical snapshot of a digital […]

Jer Thorp – The Weight of Data

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

This is a really interesting talk by Jer Thorp on the merits of data visualisation. Thorp talks about his desire to assess data from a human perspective and creates visualisations that attempt draw out the personal connections and relationships that exist within certain data sets. Of particular importance is that idea that data is tethered […]

The Presentation of Self

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

I have been thinking recently about pinning down my research question for my final project. My starting point has been an interest in exploring our relationship with technology. In particular, I’m interested in the idea of ‘digital identity’. I want to create an art installation that explores the relationship between your physical body and your […]

The Role of the Body

Posted on March 9, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

Today we (Eimear, Rody and myself) presented our seminar on the role of the body in interaction design. Our aim was to show that by directly engaging the body you build a rich and varied language of interaction. During our talk, we discussed three possible ways this engagement could take place; wearable computing, gesture recognition […]

Second Kinect Prototype

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

This is my second experiment using the Kinect sensor. Having worked out previously how to get sound to respond to movements, I set about trying to create a relationship between movement and visuals. I’ve been looking into Jitter a lot recently and was keen to keep everything within MaxMSP if possible but I cam across […]

Critical Design

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Patrick under Final Project

I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to what the subject of my final project should be. What has really interested me lately is the whole idea of ‘critical design’. This movement has been popularised principally by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, who teach an MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of […]