Working from my original idea, this project was a redemption of my failure of an assignment for the Landscapes week. This game was inspired by that, and also by the recent development in revamping the world’s outlook on climate change and conserving resources. The game is simple: collect water drops before time runs out. As you do, the earth in the center becomes greener and greener, becoming a way of data visualization. However, watch out— if time runs out, so does the planet. It is a simple game, but there are intricacies in there I did not even know I would have to pay attention to, and is something I am still really proud of. Of course I wish i had time to do things, like making a home screen, a replay, enemy water, but I still think this is fun to play. Even my friends got stressed from it because they didn’t know if they would make it in time. Enjoy, thanks for an interesting semester.
**Sorry for the typo in the autolab submission TA’s, Golan, and Roger!
One project I am inspired by for my work is a website and interactive simple game called Free Rice. I have played this game for hours, and so have many of my friends. This type of game is captivating because of its uniqueness, but can be improved on. The graphics and colors could be more exciting and descriptive of the social issues the website helps to tackle, as well as more interactive games more than just quizzes. A game making an impact is an idea that I would love to incororate into my own, ad is practical in the real world (every time my game was played, a sponsor agreed to donate money for a well, donate water jugs, lighting, trees to combat deforestation, etc).
Here is the website link and an example of the game ( i love the visualization on the side of the screen)
The second project is a classic apple catching game that I was inspired by for the previous assignment that I did not do so well on and must redeem myself for. The sheer simplicity of this game makes it so interesting and addicting— JUST CATCH THE APPLES!! However, putting a time limit, or after a certain amount of points it becomes harder (or in my case, you go on to the next level which is another mini game). Also, i will make sure my game is not as tacky as this, and is relevant to my them of “gaming making a difference” and helping to raise awareness about global issues for our generation
OHH!!!! Another idea i just had for my game is, what is you catch apples through the video camera or water or something relevant to my theme! I should write that one down….
Here is a screenshot of an example of the game— there is hockey Mouse version, a version I used to play at Chuck E. Cheese, and so many more.
For my project, I want to improve on an assignment from a few weeks ago (the rolling backgrounds one, where I did a sad apple-catching game). I would like to redeem myself from that project(as well as from several others). I am interested in art and design making an impact, and am thinking of a short mini-game series to do so. I would ideally create 3 short mini games (or simply 1 or 2 depending on time and difficulty— seriously underestimating time), where I would have a game like capture the water for the village, or what to and what not to recycle as it falls from the sky and you have to catch the right items, a gardening game to show the process, and maybe even a lightbulb game/turn off the lights. Whatever they be, I want games that will show the difference/impact the user is making with each game/click to the side, and hope this encourages people to be more conscious of their actions and consumption. There may be elements such as moving backgrounds, sound, a camera game, who knows!— still very open, i just want a clean, fun, making-an-impact game.
My creature is a universe that is breaking at the seams
The stars are colliding and decreasing second by second
There is no order, and the planet and stars are all over the place
See for your self! is it possible to get all the planets overlapping and restore order?
I watched a sci-fi movie and now I’m hooked…. oh god
some screenshots of my code
I have decided to study the work of Jenny Sabin, an architect and professor I have admired for a while. Sabin is an architect by degree, and now a professor Cornell’s Architecture Program (and still pracicing architecture and design as the principal of her own firm). Her studios and works focus around biomimetic designs, or works that reflect biological forms, structures, or data. One specific work of hers I love is “Berlin” – a 52 foot long knitted structure inspired by the human body in motion. Sabin uses computers and custom-programs to turn biologically-inspired patterns and data into the geometry and material of the structure. Using a 3D modeling environment. Her design is beautiful. The light adds a completely different aspect to the work, and creates a mood for anyone experiencing the space it creates. Although it can be seen how close it is to natural biological forms/structures found in the human body, it stills feels a bit alien to people, which is such a cool and innovative feeling that many works to do not cause.
Here is an article about the work: http://www.metropolismag.com/October-2014/Jenny-Sabin/
For this project, I was inspired by the idea of changing focus— in the beginning of this project, all you really notice is the yellow crossing over the screen with feathered white strokes. However, as you focus in more and more, and time goes by, you start to notice the white and white more and more. Soon, the white that you lost focus off/gave no attention towards becomes a highlight, and you start to see their purpose— CIRCLES! The things or people that you deemed insignificant at first may rise and become the highlight or stars. Everything has a purpose.
(progress of it/screenshots are at the bottom)
This project is inspired by my hope and pride for who I am. The portrait I picked is very special to me, and speaks a lot to who I am. I decided to use code to portray the idea of people uncovering who I am, using a flare of fireworks/spirals. For best results, I would suggest clicking on the canvas multiple times in a spiral motion.
I decided to pick a looking Outwards done by my friend Rachel in the class. In one of her posts, she studied the work of Rachel Binx and her project Meshu, who creates custom 3D Printed Jewelry based on personal data of an individual. I think this project, like Rachel said, is very interesting. The post was titled LOU KIN GOUT WARDS. It gives 3D printing, a very controlled and calculated art, a sense of randomness and freedom. However, I see more potential in this than Rachel did. I think such an idea of mapping out the locations on a map of a person to create the vertices for the jewelry can not only transform diagrams and drawings, but also how we integrate technology and data into the mainstream world and make it a widely understood thing. This idea could transform fashion and style, as well as the publics perception of technology.
The original post: http://rachelbinx.com/Meshu
The website for the project: http://rachelbinx.com/Meshu
My project is inspired by the greatest highlight of the coming season— APPLE PICKING!!!! My aim with this code was to have a whimsical adventure as you travel through the landscape and numerous trees, and keep it simple with all the insane craziness going on right now. I had some extreme technical difficulties, and know my code is FAR from perfect.. Hopefully I’ll have time to fix this and go picking soon. Sigh…. time…
I decided to choose 2012 Eyeo Festival speaker Nicholas Felton, a designer/computer scientist who has used technology to change the way people interact and interpret data. Felton studies data as a way to represent the routines and milestones of our lives. Through his making of Annual Reports, he is able to represent yearly activities and data in simple graphs and means that others can understand. Felton’s work is very inspiring, because it is somewhat due to him that infographics (through his Annual Reports) have caught on, and inspired countless other projects and for infographics to take such a huge role in data visualization. One project I admire of his is the app “Daytum” and the website he co-founded called Daytum.com, which are both means of collecting, counting, and communicating daily data and personal statistics. He used a simple app to really help change the way data is collected and visualized, taking into account the norms of society and trends of people. He was even named one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company, showing just how impactful his work is. His presentations also reflect his talent— his use of simple pictures and graphs makes his talk very easy to follow and understand, and could/should be applied to presentation that I or anyone else does.
Here’s his website: http://feltron.com
And here is his 2012 talk (he has presented many times)
Eyeo2012 – Nicholas Felton from Eyeo Festival // INSTINT on Vimeo.