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In Defeat, There Is Victory!


Posted By on Apr 8, 2012

In my mad rush to try and get this project to work, I completely lost sight of Bill Turkel’s initial comment when I and my fellow History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design classmates first started; “it’s okay to fail”.  I think as students we’re subconsciously ingrained to think that success is only measured in the completion of an assigned task or the delivery of an end product rather than the path of...

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Vectors & 3D Animation!


Posted By on Feb 14, 2012

Last week in Bill’s 9832b class, we spent some time understanding how to visualize within a Vector environment.  I can’t believe that I’ve been working with Adobe Illustrator, a 2D Vector graphic design application, for almost 18 years!  Even with all of those years, I learn something new every time.  As you can see in my post Flag Widget! – Part I I used Illustrator to trace out an object into a vector file...

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1812 Twitter War Pre-planning!


Posted By on Feb 9, 2012

(This Post is a class requirement for History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design) This week I started to pre-plan for the scale model I intend to build for our final project in 9832b.  Although I spent a good part of my career drawing, I opted to do a mock-up with found images on the internet and a little Illustrator.  I find from a creative perspective, doing something like this art-board helps to rapidly prototype the types of images...

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Twitter War of 1812!


Posted By on Feb 3, 2012

(This Post is a class requirement for History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design) The class in 9832b IED has been fiendishly brainstorming to come up with unique ideas for this semester’s class projects.  Combining History and Technology for Public engagement, isn’t as easy as it seems. As discussed in previous blogs, I’m particularly interested in this year’s War of 1812 celebrations.  In particular, the desire...

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Arduino at the Mad Dog!


Posted By on Jan 25, 2012

(This Post is a class requirement for History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design) As Namir and I live in Toronto and will be doing the majority of our class work remotely, we wanted to kick things off by getting in a routine.   We also figured since the class is working in pairs on Arduino, we’d do the same for the blog.  So my blog today will be on the experience of tinkering with Arduino in Public Spaces and Namir is going to...

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What to do with Arduino!


Posted By on Jan 19, 2012

(This Post is a class requirement for History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design) The first class for Bill Turkel’s History 9832b Interactive Exhibit Design was yesterday.  Fellow archaeology  program interloper Namir and I found ourselves surrounded by history grad students, heads down, working hard to make our little Arduino micro-computers blink, sing or just do something!  Trial and error, a little loose cobwebs and some...

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