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  1. A Collection of Goals »
    A Collection of Goals »

    Jan 24, 2011

    Paul Pangaro put me in touch with Robin Bargar, who I’ll be meeting with later this week to discuss my thesis. I’m really excited for the opportunity as Robin seems uniquely qualified to tell me if I’m completely crazy or not. In preparation, Robin asked me to put together a summary of my goals, both […]

  2. A Skeleton to Call My Own »

    Jan 23, 2011

    After about a week of what seemed like slamming my head into an impenetrable wall of code I finally got Roxlu’s ofxOpenNI addon to run! I had another version of OpenNI running in the Processing environment, but running it in openFrameworks gives me A LOT of room to grow. What you see above is the […]

  3. A Change of Direction »

    Jan 19, 2011

    Coming out of last semester, I felt great about where my thesis was, conceptually. When I thought about the possibilities generated by an instrument that could play expression instead of notes I got excited. I still get excited. What was still cloudy and getting even cloudier was how exactly I would prototype something like this. […]

  4. Oh, Glorious Day »

    Jan 18, 2011

    Today I got up and running with Kinect. Tomorrow, who knows? I’m meeting with my technical advisor tomorrow. We’ll discuss options for world domination and fill in the holes in the following equation: PWN Kinect + [Something] = World Domination Also I put this together today: Thesis Countdown Clock

  5. What Is Virtuosity on a Drum Machine? »

    Jan 17, 2011

    via Create Digital Music Photo via CDM by bdu. A really fantastic discussion on Create Digital Music about mastery and digital instruments. Expression it seems may be more complex than what you see, coming down to whether on an emotional, physical level there’s a connection between what you’re doing and what’s heard