Nature of Code Week 2: Vectors and Forces

Nature of Code Week 2: Vectors and Forces

I fell a little behind last week, so I hadn’t posted my sketch covering forces and vectors. I decided to play with adding gravity and wind to a bouncing ball… with a face. I started by making a standard bouncing ball example, but inspired by the way we mapped things to sin waves in the Continue reading Nature of Code Week 2: Vectors and Forces

Fandom: Week 3 Reading Response

This weeks required readings offered some interesting perspectives on cultures within fandoms, but I found it hard to form an objective opinion on whether I thought the authors’ claims were correct, because both articles focused on fandoms for one musician, and I wasn’t familiar enough with the fan objects or their fans to know if these Continue reading Fandom: Week 3 Reading Response

Fandom Week 2: Performing Fanlike activities at a Pokemon Tournament

For this week’s assignment of performing a fanlike activity for a fandom that is unfamiliar to us, Madison and I decided to head to our local gaming shop, The Brooklyn Strategist,  to learn to play a game with an intense fan following like Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, or Warhammer. I’d been to this shop before Continue reading Fandom Week 2: Performing Fanlike activities at a Pokemon Tournament

Light and Interactivity Week 1: Interruptable LED

Light and Interactivity Week 1: Interruptable LED

This assignment was surprisingly difficult. I spent a fair amount of time troubleshooting my code and hardware (it turned out my first breadboard was broken!) But finally got something I was proud of. Initially, I was able to get the fade I wanted to work, but when I tried to add a button to increase Continue reading Light and Interactivity Week 1: Interruptable LED

Fandom Week 1: Response and Personal Timeline

I found this weeks Loving Music reading really fascinating in its description of the various ways in which fans went about trying to “prolong the enjoyment” of attending a concert. I think I started paying particular attention to this aspect of the reading when they described how ardent fans could collect binders of sheet music to Continue reading Fandom Week 1: Response and Personal Timeline

Nature of Code Week 1: Rainbow Walker

Nature of Code Week 1: Rainbow Walker

code for this week’s assignment can be found here: https://github.com/lillianritchie/nature-of-code/tree/gh-pages/randomWalker This week I decided to try updating my workflow. I watched all of the workflow videos, then added the github for poet videos, because github is still a bit of a mystery to me! Before this semester I had worked a little bit in atom, Continue reading Nature of Code Week 1: Rainbow Walker