It has been a long, tough and fun journey making Baenana. From sourcing to scaling and then to content, a lot has changed throughout the process. Baenana is now almost as big as a human baby that reveals a line of a story of modern day dating as you peel her.
Peel me (and unpeel me if you want to know more about me) is an interactive XL banana that talks about modern day romance.
Some updates on my banana project… I decided to switch out flex sensors to magnetic door contact switches since I only need an on/off toggle for different sound tracks.
For my Pcomp final project, I want to expand on a toy banana I made in my previous fabrication class.
Halloween is my favorite holiday and hence I wanted to dedicate this midterm project to the season and make something fun and relevant!
How exciting and scary that we are now combining ICM with Pcomp! I decided to try incorporating serial communication into a fun little sketch I created last week.
I’ve been wanting to come up with a creative application from what I learned from each week’s lab yet I didn’t feel comfortable doing so with my limited experience in programing as well as physical computing. It was until just now that I began to develop a better understanding in electric circuits and hence I decided to make my first attempt in creating something fun this week!
For this week’s assignment, I decided to observe people using CVS’ self check-out machine. It involves three steps: scanning your items, placing your scanned items into the bag and pay with either credit card or cash.
I find this piece of interactive technology very convenient to use. However, I recalled taking a few tries to learn how to operate it properly when I was first introduced to it and hence I wanted to see how other people interact with the machine.
This was my first time learning how to build electronic circuits! It was definitely confusing at first but I came to a better understanding after setting up the breadboard myself. Here are some documentation of my process:
Connecting Power Supply to Breadboard with Regulator
Both Crawford and Victor brought up the importance of human’s input, process and output in any interactivity. I agree with their argument and will define interaction myself as two individuals (or one individual and an object) responding to each other.
Reading Crawford’s categorization on what non-interactive activities are such as dancing to music and watching a movie allowed me to re-think what art work I have considered as interactive.
I saw Hito Steyerl’s video installation Factory of the Sun at the Whitney Biennale last year where she utilized darkness, blue perspective grid light and large video projection on a tilted screen to create an immersive cinema.