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Block Objects in iOS

November 25, 2013

I need to put this here so I have a reference I can look up when I forget. Block objects can either be inline or coded as independent blocks…

Mavericks YouCompleteMe

October 29, 2013

If you start getting lots of errors on your YCM plugin for vim, it’s most likely using 10.9. What you need to do is to compile your vim on…

Alcatraz for Xcode

October 25, 2013

Alcatraz is a nifty package manager tool for Xcode. I stumbled upon it when I was reading Jack Chen’s fuzzy matching code completion plugin.

Making Vim More Useful

October 13, 2013

To make vim more useful and act like bit like emacs, it’s possible to install this plugin called tslime.vim. I have tried official slime but…

Javascript Dependency Management

October 02, 2013

Unlike many other languages javascript doesn’t have a standard way to import modules. This made people to come up with different solutions…

Copy Paste on Tmux on Mac Os X

September 27, 2013

If you ever find yourself working with two different instances of vim under mac os x using tmux, copy/paste will not work like you expect it…

App Annie Analytics

September 23, 2013

A handy website that lists top apps for Appstore for different countries across globe. It might give an insight about people’s purchasing…

Chartist App

September 15, 2013

This is a project I have been thinking about for a while. I envisioned it as a service for my own needs when I want to be able save charts…

Scrapbook

September 15, 2013

Another app idea of mine is codename scrapbook. Often times, I find myself browsing through all kinds of webpages, PDFs, videos when I am…

Jonathan Harris

March 26, 2007

Jonathan Harris gave us a brief presentation at ITP about his latest works. He means a lot to me in terms of introducing me to the world of…

5 Courts

January 03, 2007

A revolutionary multi-player, multi-site game and arts space to be played across all five cities. Players use their own bodies to send balls…

Useless Information

December 31, 2006

There is a nice article in Herald Tribune about the information we have/ going to have more in the future through our cellphones and their…

The Third-Generation Web

December 29, 2006

I don’t like this whole naming style of the web 1.0, 2.0 etc. Then I was shuffling around articles from Kurzweilai when I read the third…

After the semester

December 21, 2006

This blog became something in the back streets of my mind. I started to collect everything on a wiki rather than a blog. Also the time to…

separation and division

October 01, 2006

I have realized that setting up a wiki is not the best idea ever. Since I set that up, I felt kind of divided between there and here. This…

pixel by pixel

September 22, 2006

I am so happy I have found a framework to work with; openFrameworks. It is a C/C++ library developed at Parsons for interactive art pieces…

Mainstreaming Information Ideas

September 19, 2006

So I am taking a class called Mainstreaming Information from Lisa Strausfeld The class started kind of mellow but I am really about the…

Class 1-2 and Project Notes

September 08, 2006

I am going to be keeping my Physical Computing without Computers class and projects notes in here along with support of my wiki and…

Second year at ITP

September 01, 2006

So after 2-3 months of summer sleeping, let me say hi again. Yes, the school starts on Tuesday! It is going to be a tough final year. Bring…

joystick

July 15, 2006

The work and comment of Roger Ibars’ about interaction make me think of it once again. This is not something new,it is the ongoing debate of…

Summer plans

May 10, 2006

I am going back to Istanbul at the end of this month, I am going to try to stay away from all this technology hype while I am there. I want…

Spring semester is done

May 05, 2006

It has been a productive semester to say. Especially I have improved my coding skills in every way. I have a great understanding of Object…

Evolving Creatures, well in theory

April 26, 2006

We have finished our project for the final part, here is a working prototype in 2D. It is running slow in macs, it is way much better in pc…

ColorTeller

April 18, 2006

It is here. It is online in P3D mode, it is looking kind of jagged but whatever. Here is the applet. Beware though, it is 800kb, and crashes…

More links about text

April 13, 2006

While I was searching processing boards about Verlet integration(that’s totally another post) I have come up with this Israelian fellow…

Nature of Code Final Proposal

April 12, 2006

So I am doing this final with Eliot Rosenberg, and here is our proposal for the final. We are proposing to build a evolutionary creature…

Programming from AtoZ final proposal

April 05, 2006

I have been jumping too much lately from subject to subject and getting too much input just created a bottleneck problem in my head. Here is…

Eating video

April 03, 2006

This is a workshop that Zachary Lieberman gave back in November in Barcelona. a workshop examining image processing and computer vision via…

Nature of Code Week 9

March 31, 2006

Here is my ugly and partly not working obstacle avoidance try. A little bit background for the applet: The creatures are normally wandering…

Flocking systems and boids

March 25, 2006

Flocking systems are so entertaining. Craig Reynolds’ did lots of cool stuff with those back in 80’s. There are lots of papers to be read…

Data visualization

March 22, 2006

Spending the last few days brainstorming about my final projects. Lately I am really interested in transforming data into “tangible bits” as…

Reas classes

March 16, 2006

Tracing boids brought me great resources. First of all I have discovered the classes that Reas is teaching at UCLA with the help of Michael…

Understanding Networks

March 13, 2006

Upon discovering receiver, I have come across to an article by Mark Pesce which is quite interesting. In article, he tells how our use of…

Vodaphone's receiver

March 12, 2006

Vodafone’s receiver magazine is a neutral space where pioneer thinkers challenge you to discuss exciting, future-oriented aspects of…

Xport

March 08, 2006

My xport has arrived. Tom Igoe was kind enough to give me a small board to work with my xport, I have ordered the parts from digikey and I…

Non-linear narratives in video

March 08, 2006

I was reading this good article calledSegmentation and Reassembly of the Digital Moving Image by Susanne Jaschko, and she was giving…

Networked objects

March 06, 2006

This is the class that I was going to take but dropped because of my health problems back in the time. I ordered my xport yesterday, I am…

Lipp project updates

March 06, 2006

We have ordered bunch of 880nm IR leds from super bright LEDs. Also I have come up with this useful information from the jitter list. Our…

Couple of notes and readings

March 01, 2006

Let’s see. What I have been doing, I have been messing around with code so much, lately I have found a great class notes from Jeffrey Traer…

Programming from A2Z midterm

March 01, 2006

Well it has been a funny week, I was playing with delicious API and trying to parse the data I got into some kind of visualization. There…

Location matters

February 23, 2006

Nicolas (From Pasta and Vinegar) explains a nice point of different results of location awareness through mobile apps. It turns out that…

Nature of Code midterm

February 22, 2006

Screwed up as always :) Well I have some stuff at my hand but I think I generally dive in the code so much that I forget the build something…

LIPP&NIME collaboration

February 17, 2006

Following Josh’s great idea of collaborating for the end semester show at Tonic, I am keeping the sources that I have found which could be…

The Dumpster

February 16, 2006

I have been looking through The Dumpster at Tate’s site and I saw Lev Manovich’s article about this project and it was interesting for me…

Thoughts and ideas

February 14, 2006

After reading the paperDirect Manipulation vs. Interface Agents I think we already left the era where we were happy we were reaching all the…

MIT ambient intelligence group

February 13, 2006

This looks kind of interesting, could be a way to pursue for phd,actually it looks like it IS the way for me to go. I have checked out the…

Jitter

February 13, 2006

object lets you perform mathematical operations on all the data in the jitter matrix at once. math operation will be determined by the…

Jitter Tutorials Start

February 11, 2006

At last… jit.qt.movie’s primary job is open a movie and read each frame one after other into RAM for easy access by other jitter objects…

Controllers

February 11, 2006

Max Mathews and Bill Verplank is teaching a nice classover Stanford for the last couple of years and I am aware of it now. The class is…

Trevor Wishart and Sonic Art

February 10, 2006

Following the discussion on the microSound list, I was introduced to new names, one of them is Trevor Wishart who pursued a challenge of…

Magnetic Field Forces

February 10, 2006

I just put myself in this situation, trying to figure out how does a charged particle move in a magnetic field, what kind of forced applied…

Programming from AtoZ notes

February 10, 2006

I know I haven’t updated this part for a while. We are learning the Bayesian Text Filtering right now. This is all you have to know about it…

Using Vectors

January 27, 2006

Week 2 Here is my second week assignment for Nature of Code. It basically is a system where each Moo changes its location according to the…

New goodies and ideas

January 27, 2006

Again one of the nights that I am lost in the infinite world of world wide web jumping from that source to another. Actually I have…

Week 1:Computational Poetry and Mac Low

January 24, 2006

My code is not working as I want it to be, but then again if it were what would be the reason of taking this class :) So I am going to post…

Jackson Mac Low's Diastic Algorithm

January 22, 2006

I have been trying to implement Jackson Mac Low’s diastic readings[link] in Java for an exercise this week. I managed to work the algorithm…

Reading Golan Levin's Paper

January 22, 2006

I was reading Golan Levin’s paper about Computer Vision, and this area seems has lots of potential overall. In the beginning of his paper he…

First week notes

January 19, 2006

Diastic reading: Diastic reading is an arbitrary but not random way of selecting words from one text to create a new text. A key phrase…

Second Semester begins.

January 19, 2006

The school bells are ringing again, well at least it was when I was in high school :) So I made huge changes in my schedule, big decision…

Shiffman's Reactive and Swarm

January 19, 2006

First the precious link And from the papers : Can an image behave? In other words, if a digital image is a visual representation of colors…

Craig Reynolds Boids

January 08, 2006

I don’t remember how I came up with this. It is strange though I was watching BBC’s show The Blue Planet not more than 3 days ago and just…

Final piece.

January 07, 2006

I think I forgot to put this link for my ICM final here. The code based on heavily on Daniel Shiffman’s code for genetic algorithms which he…

I am alive

January 07, 2006

Yeah, after a peptic ulcer surgery and staying at the hospital for 6 days I am home and still trying to recover. Yeah once again I realized…

Recommendations

January 07, 2006

The Computer Music Tutorial by Curtis Roads is mentioned in MSP Documents that comes with Max/Msp.

How do we come to here?

December 20, 2005

With having a great excitement I started to explore and go back in art history reading different sources which reveals how we come here…

Winter break

December 18, 2005

Phew. The fall term is over. Time to chill out and gather new ideas from everywhere! ’ I have come up with this example of using light and…

Learning Bot Final

December 14, 2005

Idea To explore how neural adaptation can create and change representations through interaction with the world. So I started basically with…

Ideas

December 06, 2005

Getting data from our daily products and reflecting those to our environment live, a phone ringing transforming into bubbles, music playing…

technologies that are aware

December 01, 2005

I was reading Intel’s future goals about designing new user interfaces and I feel like it is really important to underline this, here are…

Frankesteinbot is alive!

November 28, 2005

ok, my sweet bot is working now, I have made the corrections according to the feedback I got from James N. Sears(countless thanks to you…

Mechanics, thanksgiving progress

November 26, 2005

The floor was opened from 12 to 6 today. I worked all day about the final and it was fruitful, I built the device and also I happened to get…

Recognition

November 26, 2005

Whole neural nets theory is mostly applied to recognition systems. I have found some journals that could be helpful in the future. Plus the…

Final progress

November 25, 2005

I got the parts from Images SI url, I have two gear motors, 2 rubber wheels and one omnidirectional wheel as the front wheel.. I got the…

connectionism and neural networks

November 16, 2005

I was reading and trying to clear it in my mind of all those concepts of connectionism, behavior-based systems, neural networks, cognitive…

Couple of reference links

November 15, 2005

BEAM Robotics BEAM is alternatively said to stand for: Building Evolution Anarchy Modularity Biotechnology Ethnology Analogy Morphology…

History of Behavior-Based robotics

November 14, 2005

Actually first actual robot that is artificially intelligent was done through 40s by Grey Walter. There is a good historical data on how he…

Final Poject Ideas

November 14, 2005

Yeah, the winter is on its way and I need to find couple of ideas for the finals.

Behavior-based systems

November 14, 2005

The trend continues in my mind spreading to other classes as well. It all started with the Markov chains in algorithmic composition…

Emergence

November 09, 2005

Emergence is the process of complex pattern formation from simpler rules. This can be a dynamic process (occurring over time), such as the…

Midterm

October 26, 2005

We have been working on this with David for the last week day and the night. We built our own homemade switches, built a nice layout for the…

Brainstorming

October 25, 2005

I have just checking some sites and come up with this artist doing most of her projects on sound and they are looking really interesting…

Progress

October 23, 2005

Ok, we are on the final phase of the project in terms of deadline :) It is supposed to be finished until Wednesday. So What do we have right…

MidTerm Project

October 22, 2005

I am doing a midterm project with Karl Channell who is also a roommate of me. We are going to build a simple ball game in processing which…

Mapping the Data

October 22, 2005

I am still after that flashing idea which I haven’t found for Algorithmic Composition midterm project. Actually I was reading Csound Manual…

TileToy

October 12, 2005

Actually without forgetting I have came up with this project from Finland. It looks like what I am looking for in terms of aeshtetic sense…

Solo Test Buggy Code

October 12, 2005

It has been harder than I thought. This whole debugging period is really stealing so much time off of me. I have prepared a pseudo code of…

Programming from A2Z final progress

October 12, 2005

The idea I mentioned in the previous post has evolved into something else. Actually I am still sensing the user’s color values through a…

More Lab

October 12, 2005

Today after the class I went directly to finish my lab assignments for the PComp. Although I have spent 3 hours to figure out the code, in…

Tool Device Project - SoloTest

October 12, 2005

Hey, It has been a while since I updated the site, so I am directly diving in. Last week on Tuesday I was exploring some projects and…

Blogging

October 02, 2005

It is going harder than I expected. This blogging thing. Actually I moved to my new space here in the city few days ago, and I have spent…

Title is useless. Let's stick to tags.

September 28, 2005

First of all, I have found a new objective for me in processing, read a photo’s RGB values and recreate it on the canvas. I think it could…

Reading software&art by Reas

September 22, 2005

Basically I really like the idea of interpreting what the artist has built and doing something towards over our interpretations, thus…

First Pic Program

September 21, 2005

Great, I could program my first pic without any problems. Here is what I built below. I used 4mhz crystal clock with 22pF capacitors to…

Phew

September 20, 2005

Red’s presentation has just passed. It was a great experience from start to the finish, gathering ideas, tough discussions, great moments on…

Power Breakdown

September 16, 2005

What a two days it was. Two days ago in the morning I plugged my powerbook’s power adaptor and momentarly it died. I returned it to the NYU…

Physical Comp round 2

September 14, 2005

Above, you see our tiny-or not- little cutie chippy’s diagram that is going to be around for the rest of my ITP period and more. Here is the…

Physical Comp 101

September 14, 2005

Last Friday I headed to soldering workshop which Carlyn was giving, actually it was an useful one, I spent the day at the shop playing with…

Hello World

September 14, 2005

I am going to give you one piece of advice about MT, don’t ever try to upgrade to version 3.2x, it is a pain in the neck. Having spent…