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The past few weeks have been crazy with my recession plinko board project.

It's rapidly morphed from a sloppy idea with the uncertainty of completion to a stellar well though out project that seems to be coming together.
Jamie has helped me make all of my wood cuts and laser cut my circular playing pieces. I've been sawing away at the dowels I purchased to create the small rods which will intercept the the circular playing pieces every which way. Kaho has helped and is helping BIG TIME with almost everything. From technical support to conceptual advice Kaho always has helpful ideas. Kaho and I will be purchasing the switches we need and then its on to coding. Next up is hooking up the LEDs to give the plinko board the carnival feeling. A lot still needs to be down to create the dream of a plinko board that create commentary on the recession but its well on its way to becoming quite possibly the best plinko board known to man. 

 

It's come the time for the wonderful BLOGPOST TIME.
HORRAY!
I've been working with Abhu and Leo for the past two weeks, and I've been photoshopping their images onto shirts and chiz.
It's been fun, but it's time for this old dog to find a new bone! (If you know what I mean.)

 

 

This year's Girls Eye View program, led by Eyebeam Alum Tali Hinkis (LoVid) in partnership with Good Shepherd services has been rocking along! We have challenged young women to express their ideas through visual language exercises, sharing questions and statements online through Facebook, and focusing on transforming words into meaningful images in digital messages and back again. What follows is a visual journey through the past few weeks with our group:

 

We worked together to identify one single word that is meaningful to us. After discussing the meaning of each word, we talked about how that meaning could be represented visually. We chose words like: FREEDOM, FEARLESS, LIFE, PASSION, LOVE and DEATH.

 

My illustration intern at Eyebeam, Sean Comeaux, put this together for the evite to this event. If you want to come and help review, I will bribe you with food and drinks! The event is June 5th at Eyebeam from 5:30-9pm.

 

FabAgit invited Eyebeam Student Residents to take over the Gottesman Library’s Elevator at Teachers College, Columbia University and turn it into a Pop Up Library and Instant Publishing House with live knowledge sharing, some conflict management, 5 publications and 13 Okays!

Thanks to FabAgit (Christina Kral) for the excellent video and counting of Okays!

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Eyebeam Fellow Kaho Abe worked with Australian students from Christ Church Grammar School to learn about potato voltage and current and how to boost either of these to create tone generators. They also used transistors, dials, and photo resistors to create other tone generators for a unique orchestral experience.  At the end of the workshop. students participated in a Potato Orchestra using the devices they created.

 

 

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Eyebeam's annual Summer School program offers a lively mix of youth programs, master classes, public lectures, & hands-on workshops. This year’s program has been organized as part of our upcoming exhibition Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus which will "examine models of participation and participation as a model, presenting work that encourages subversive participation, intervenes into existing systems, or envisions new alternatives."

Program offering includes:

 

Eyebeam Fellow Aaron Meyers and students at the drop-in program began a two-week coding endeavor to create the classic Pong game in Processing.  Using the logic & coding language learned in previous weeks, students created the fundamental elements of the game, including the pong ball, velocity, and bouncing.  Other game-mode features like gravity, pull, and interaction with a user's mouse defined the interactive possibilities that Processing has to offer. Next week, we'll be continuing work with the Pong game by creating more interactive elements.

There's only one week left! Be sure to check out the amazing finale to this month's workshop into the free, open source programming language Processing next Thursday at 4pm.

 

Jade here.

Requesting to receive transmission.

As our time closes at Eyebeam (for now!) we're getting a little teary-eyed, but want to finish our residency here SUPER STRONG.

As of right now, I do have a concept for a project-- It's called SO STEREOTYPICAL!!1

It's a comedic way to talk about racism and stereotypes that are placed on the citizens (or illegal aliens FROM OUTER SPAAACE) here in America. I don't know how I'm going to execute this idea, but I'll figure out some way to get it done. Or maybe I'm just being super secretive and won't tell you, dear reader, because I don't want you to steal my idea.

Whatever floats your boat.

I'm working with caraballo-farman on Object Breast Cancer, I believe materializing these tumors in either photoshop and/or 3D studio Max. Their website is right hurrr: http://www.eyebeam.org/people/caraballo-farman. It's super cool, and you should check it out.

 
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