Author Archives: atasse

Robotic Space Jellyfish!

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This is one of the most exciting things I’ve seen all day. I’m transmedia obsessed with jellyfish right now. Writing a screenplay about 2 women mysteriously drawn to an immortal jellyfish. An interactive animation project involving a jellyfish character interface & aquatic environment. And now … Read More

Google Web Labs: Data Tracer

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The immortal jellyfish image lives in Denver. Nice to see the pathway drawn between my location and the image. Not sure what the geometric terrain signifies. Clever & smart project. Love to see virtual across-the-world activity reflected on real-worlds, such as the universal orchestra project. … Read More

AR Storytelling Possibility – Animated Paintings on Walls

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Animators have been doing projections on walls for years. This is not new. However, I can see how this type of approach could be well applied to Augmented Reality story-telling around a city or in a building. SCIB Paints ‘Sherif and Amina’ from Ubik on … Read More

Dreams, World-building, & Mind – Inception Screenplay

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From the “INCEPTION” screenplay by Christopher Nolan (pp. 30-32):  EXT. PARISIAN CAFE – DAY Cobb and Ariadne sit at an outdoor table. COBB They say we only use a fraction of the true potential of our brains… but they’re talking about when we’re awake. While … Read More

Dreams, World-building, & Mind – Inception Screenplay

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From the “INCEPTION” screenplay by Christopher Nolan (pp. 30-32): EXT. PARISIAN CAFE – DAY Cobb and Ariadne sit at an outdoor table. COBB They say we only use a fraction of the true potential of our brains… but they’re talking about when we’re awake. While … Read More

True Happiness as a measure of a flow of affection

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“And though history has made us self-conscious in order to enhance our survival prospects, we still have deep impulses to erase the skull lines in our head and become immersed directly in the river. I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in … Read More

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

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Student Academy Awards, Ceremony

I took a long hiatus from this blog. It’s sad really, considering how interesting a year it has been. Starting again!

Poddles – a similar working demo @ MIT

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Poddles is a rapid prototype that Lauren Fenton, Meryl Alper, Harsh Vathsangam, and I designed for the 2011 Annenberg Symposium at USC. These digital toy blocks have embedded LCD touch screens which respond to one-another. Users can draw or download pre-made animated designs which can move … Read More

“Emotional” Fake Fur

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‘Smart Fur’ Lets Robo-Pets Read Owners’ Emotions This sounds like a fun idea, but I’d like to know how the interaction was designed. How are the emotions being read? How are the emotions being translated into gestures of touch? And then, how is this manifest … Read More