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Almost forgot, this is Blorb:

And you can follow the link for the rest of the song that is on loop in my object: DMG We Trust in Thee - http://supercommuter.net/album/products-of-science
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For this project, I found it interesting seeing how having the same tools and scripts, we each came to different conclusions. My object is an object called Blorb, which has two legs to the bottom spinning toward the ground and behave normally with gravity and two along the top spinning upward because they have anti-gravity. I thought it would be cool to have an object that changes shape if you start rotating and moving it.

I thought it was cool seeing some peoples projects, like the Mickey head theatre was need, there was a piece that was two stone slabs just folding into and out of themselves. There was also a garden of forgotten scraps that I thought was funny and interesting in a way. Creating is interesting especially in a digital space that seems more interested in letting the users generate the world than giving you a place already prepared.
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After going through all the mashup maps, I really gravitated towards three of them.
1) http://hindsightisalways2020.net: I find this to be a phenomenal way of making a point while using fact and data in an artistic way. It's really startling to look at historical data over short periods of time and see what these Snellen Charts tell us about a short period of time in the US.

2) http://www.bewitched.com/windmap.html: I see maps like this almost on a daily basis on Weather Channel or the news. This is pretty much just a meteorological map from a set of days. But what I find wonderful about it is actually the reduction of data. By removing the numerical statistics and converting the color coding to gradations of white on a dark grey background, it creates an emotional map rather that a map of facts. It makes the data look alive and fills it with emotions.

3) http://www.thomson.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/infographic/interactive-music-map/index.html?ia_id=5367341&it_id=cj&im_id=affiliate&ib_id=thomson: Despite being incredibly short and going very quickly, It's a wonderful map to watch as there is implied historical information without using too many words. The development and use of FM transmission from AM, the advancements of technology in aviation, a movement from isolationist countries to global societies, all that is hidden in the progression of this map. It also shows a map of the development of styles and influences they had on one another. It reminds me heavily of another map that I think I may have shared earlier: http://mapofmetal.com

Now for my IFTTT, I started to think about something that might actually be useful. I wasn't interested in things like "Instagram to Facebook" or "Tweet this if that" as most of the "services" already have such functionality. But it hit me, when I commute into the city for class, I listen to either my own music or a stream off of Soundcloud. I end up favoriting a lot of tracks to remember and try and come back to or I add them to playlists to manage later. So I thought about "what if I could create a spreadsheet?" I connected my Soundcloud to IFTTT and added my Google Drive so that whenever I like something on SC, it adds it to a spreadsheet in my drive giving me the opportunity to go back to my drive and see everything in an organized way and possibly track the artist(s) down later to purchase or download.
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In my day-to-day reading cycle, I came across this and thought it was too relevant to pass up: http://kotaku.com/twitch-and-youtube-streamers-slam-persona-5s-video-poli-1794039504

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So I did two searches because one search didn't yield too many results while the other gave me a ton of results. As I was thinking about CC, I was thinking about people who use themselves as the canvas space so naturally I thought about tattoos. While none of the images I'm sharing have tattoos of copyrighted characters, it is still interesting to me how people have the right to share images of their own body as they own it despite not owning whatever character is on them. Also, it's kind of cool to see some people sharing an intimate experience as getting the tattoo. Below are my results for "tebori" and one image from "irezumi."

A "tattoo" style piece: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gatoabstracto/6867511609/

Tattooed Woman: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Body_art,_1907.jpg

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Here are the sounds I used:
20140813crossroad_near_park.mp3 by Tasshi
http://www.freesound.org/people/Tasshi/sounds/244646/

summer_2006 » fu-rin_train.aif by Heigh-hoo
http://www.freesound.org/people/Heigh-hoo/sounds/22096/

NYC basketball.wav by brickbrick
http://www.freesound.org/people/brickbrick/sounds/345931/

water and waves » breaking waves.wav by reinsamba
http://www.freesound.org/people/reinsamba/sounds/19033/

and the completed track: https://soundcloud.com/dave-goncalves/dave-city

I think of the idea of major cities as a less permanent home and more of something you pass through. They're like the middle of everything, but it's where all the tempo and rhythm sort of lives. With that in mind, I wanted to kind of borrow a sentiment from Atau Tanaka's Global String except that instead of this one string that connects the globe, this collection of other peoples sounds that starts on one end of the world, travels through the crowds and comes out on the other end. I know Tanaka's piece is more of converting analogue into digital tones, but here we've gone and borrowed other people's analogue experiences and repurposed them into these remixes, echoing Miller's idea of the blurred line between audience and musician.

Hey everyone, my Second Life handle is RodeoTandem. I dabbled in Second Life a couple of years ago during my undergraduate studies and have since lost my ability to access it again (thanks to no longer having access to my Rutgers GMail). Back then, I actually worked with a team of other undergrads and we did a brief ethnography and interview with some people in the Furry subculture within the game, including a short tour. That was interesting. I thought the design and build of the world, however, to be more interesting. I don't know where I'll head this time around, but I may try to build the equip-able Mega Buster I made back then as I am heavily into the game series Mega Man.

Hey everyone, my twitter account and some of my thoughts can be found at https://twitter.com/roxbo
I have actually been using Twitter since January of 2009 and it's insane to me to think that I have been on this thing for almost a decade and actually considered myself "late to the party." On it I follow a lot of influencers and speakers in the field of game development and studies. Like Jesper Juul (who tweets so infrequently), Ian Bogost (who tweets from time to time, but rarely about games or his recent book Play Anything), and Jane McGonigal (who tweets more frequently than the other two combined). What I can say about discovery from following them on Twitter is that it's always leading me down more interesting paths of study, looking at game related theories and studies differently, and sometimes corroborating ideas I thought may have just been silly musings. While my frequency in use of Twitter over the past few years has dipped to a more passive approach of just reading posts, I do from time to time feel the need to write and share or even just jump into a conversation. I think it is a great tool for that.

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So I actually got super frustrated with SumoPaint because each time I finished editing an image, something would go wrong in saving or downloading the image. This happened two times before I admittedly caved and resolved to using Photoshop to complete the image. I will say using Sumo paint was incredibly similar to photoshop, as described in earlier posts. It's just like "Photoshop Light." Though I will say playing around with it online reminded me a lot of what it was like when I was younger and would play with paint programs on early Windows.
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