The Kitchen Crowd
For my Physical Computing midterm, I worked with David Bellona and Benjamin Gadbaw. We tried to fix the crowding problem in our studio’s kitchen, and found that physical computing isn’t always the answer. Watch the video above. For posterity, I’ve also posted the code that David wrote for the servo sign/infrared mechanism below: #include Servo servoOne; Servo...
The Inevitable Decline Due to Clutter →
stevekinney: Seth Godin: In fact, human behavior tells us that this is a more permanent effect than we realize. Once you overload the user, you train them not to pay attention. More clutter isn’t free. In fact, more clutter is a permanent shift, a desensitization to all the information, not just the last bit. And it’s hard to go backward. More is not always better. In fact, more is...
15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap... →
Quick summary: if you know who you are, you better know where you want to go, and you better trust yourself to get there. The exercise is designed to affirm a person’s values, boosting their sense of self-worth and integrity, and reinforcing their belief in themselves. For people who suffer from negative stereotypes, this can make all the difference between success and failure. Let’s...
December is the toughest month of the year. Others are July, January, September,...– Mark Twain (via hippiecrack)
The 30 steps to mastery →
bobulate: Ben Casnocha extends a two-step process for “How to Draw an Owl” with a few more to proclaim how to achieve mastery: See also: How to Write a Book in Three Easy Steps 1. Start 2. Keep going. 3. You think you’re starting to get the hang of it. 4. You see someone else’s work and feel undeniable misery. 5. Keep going. 6. Keep going. 7. You feel like maybe, possibly, you...