# April 2019

## Fandom Week 12: Reading Response

Harry Potter and the Fandom Menace I had a hard time sussing out what the overall thesis of this piece was. Was the author arguing that JK Rowling is a savvy ‘Authorpreneur’? Was he attempting to illustrate the ways in which fan involvement has guided the marketing and selling of the Harry Potter books? Was Continue reading Fandom Week 12: Reading Response

## Nature of Code Final Proposal: Food Chain Game

For my final project, I’m taking an idea from last week’s assignment, and expanding on it to incorporate everything we covered in the class.  Last week, I used the ml5 image regression example to make a ‘game’ that forces the user to make some really unstable-looking faces to be categorized as “emotionally stable”   I Continue reading Nature of Code Final Proposal: Food Chain Game

## Fandom Week 10: Authenticity Issues

This week’s first reading, “the pretty good problem” was a little hard to get into. It required a little bit of researching terms ( I had never heard of ‘Godin’s purpleness‘ … and I think the reading starts somewhere in the middle of the chapter after ‘Magic’ has been described/defined as a show). Once I Continue reading Fandom Week 10: Authenticity Issues

## Nature of Code Assignment 6: Neural Networks!

I started this assignment by doing the first two code walkthroughs from coding train for ml5. I didn’t have any brainchildren about how to expand on the exercise with the bird images, so i moved on to the image extractor exercise. I got the sketch up and running without much difficulty so I tried to Continue reading Nature of Code Assignment 6: Neural Networks!

## Nature of Code Assignment 5: Genetic Algorithm

This week, Billy and I decided to team up for the week’s assignment and go the route of adjusting numbers in the smart rockets example to investigate how different variables affected the rockets’ effectiveness over time. We decided to pretend our rockets were ‘real’ and needed fuel…. and tried to make a new version of Continue reading Nature of Code Assignment 5: Genetic Algorithm