Lillian Ritchie

Nature of Code Final Proposal: Food Chain Game

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!

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

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

Fandom Week 8: Make Some Money with Fandom Assignment

Right before this week’s assignment was announced, Madison mentioned that she had bought some cool walnut sticker paper that she wanted to make something out of, so at the end of the class we turned to each other and said LET’S USE IT FOR THIS! We used the $20 to reimburse Madison for the supplies Continue reading Fandom Week 8: Make Some Money with Fandom Assignment

Nature of Code: Simulation Project

Nature of Code: Simulation Project

Don’t ask me why, but for this week’s assignment, I decided to simulate moths flying around a light (and occasionally dying) I’ve always been a little fascinated by the fact that when you successfully swat a moth it seems to just disintegrate. And even though that same effect doesn’t ACTUALLY happen when they hit a hot light, Continue reading Nature of Code: Simulation Project

Fandom Week 6 Reading Response

This week’s reading primarily used skateboarding culture to illustrate the way in which we use something like a subculture’s iconography and group identity to help us address the tension between wanting to see ourselves as individuals and wanting to feel like we are a part of something larger. The timing of this assignment felt almost Continue reading Fandom Week 6 Reading Response