# coursework

## Nature of Code Final: Food Chain Game

PLAY THE GAME HERE  |  view the code here For this final, I wanted to make a game that forced the user to behave in a way that I found silly, but which also wrapped in a lot of the things we learned about motion and mimicking natural forces. When I presented the idea to Continue reading Nature of Code Final: Food Chain Game

## 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

## 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

## 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

## Fandom Week 8: Reading Response

I found this week’s reading fascinating, and for the most part I believed and / or agreed with everything I read in Henry Jenkins’ “Star Trek, Rerun, Reread, Rewritten” but there was one detail I feel he overlooked that might make a significant difference in why, at the time he wrote, the community of fan Continue reading Fandom Week 8: Reading Response

## 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

## Light + Interactivity Week 5: 24 Hour Time Lapse (sort of)

It’s the return of the camera-fail! I thought I had found a way to circumvent some of last week’s issues with the Nikon 750. I chose a view out of my window with a street light, this way even when darkness fell, there would be a light source for the camera to use, so that Continue reading Light + Interactivity Week 5: 24 Hour Time Lapse (sort of)