bunnyfish adventures

come closAR

It’s been 2 weeks since I finished IDP and started my internship at V2_Lab to develop new concepts for how to access the massive AV archive of Beeld & Geluid, with a dash of augmented reality (AR). I’m working with four other students (fellow MITIDE, virtual theater & games [utrecht], new media studies [utrecht], arts & sciences [hague/leiden]).  Check out our progress here: Project CLOSER

I have 1.5 more weeks of Elementary II Dutch class (yes this is take 2, one year later). Nu kan ik Nederlands schrijven!  … No, actually this Delftse Methode is not doing it for me anymore. The rest is just practice…  (Meer oefenen… Pero también necesito practicar mi español. Muchas gracias a Alazne para seguir hablar conmigo. Necesito esto!)

another IDP coincidence
November 30, 2009, 10:17 pm
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One concept we are pursuing is a way to physically visualize a person’s social network. I googled and browsed through visual complexity to get some inspiration with Alazne.

Over a day later, I was cleaning up my tabs, scrolled down, and saw “concon.” Concon??

That’s me! That’s PLW! That’s Burak!

misleading lists
April 18, 2009, 8:25 pm
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Yin needs its yang. Here’s something I don’t like: misleading lists.

Numbered lists imply an order! I’m all confused now.

i miss you
February 24, 2009, 12:54 am
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My faculty has a weekly drink night on Wednesdays. This past Wednesday, they played a remix of “Sweet Caroline” that only I out of my friends knew of because of the whole Fenway tradition. It was a small reminder of pseudo-home, but messed up a bit with the techno. In that way, it feels more Dutch. Here’s a link to what it sounded like, I thought it was a different remix but I can’t find it readily on youtube.

vertical-movement only gesture exercise

Also last Wednesday, I started a figure drawing class at the Cultural Center in hopes that if I get into the class next quarter, I won’t be starting cold.  At the end of the class we were supposed to show something we liked, and unfortunately mine was from the first half of the class when we had to do gesture drawings.

The one on the right is a challenge from the teacher to just use vertical movements.  When I was making it it didn’t feel like anything, but stepping back it surprised me.

And today we had a remote lecture from a Delft student who is currently at the Media Lab for an exchange, I think.  The lecture was pretty bad just because of the logistics of having someone video conference with us (he ended up just using skype audio), so it just gave me time fool around more with a drawing I made earlier during class.

And to top it off, my next lesson in Dutch is about asking for directions to Beaverstraat, or in English: Beaver Street.  Sigh.

MIT bunnyfish is dead
January 23, 2009, 12:12 am
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bunnyfish.mit.edu is dead

and so is my email account

four years and yet email seems to be the most important documentation of what I actually did?  lame.

when all this finals crap blows over, expect to see some website stuff migrate over to here.

I’m not dead yet
January 6, 2009, 7:19 am
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Unfortunately for you, this is not a full update.  I’m still in Cincinnati until Saturday, and then it’s back to Delft and back to work.  Usually I surreptitiously add blogroll links, but this time I’ll push some new ones:

Frank Espinosa’s NUEVO MUNDI – blog of an inspiring teacher I had last year for animation/comics.  His site has a better (more concise) bio than I can come up with at the moment.

Aggressively Uninformed – a high school/college friend’s communal blog on politics.  Just a touch liberal.

Maeda and “art” t-shirts
November 11, 2008, 8:50 pm
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I was randomly on Threadless when I saw The Select Series, I guess a higher-brow spin-off of Threadless, presenting The RISD Collection, where all the designs are RISD professors curated by the new shiny president, John Maeda, and the moneys go to a scholarship fund.

It’s still weird to read about John’s reputation since he was just a random cool professor I was fortunate enough to have when I was a freshman and UROP for…