Author: Dalit

From Postcards to Interactive Maps

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Thesis

This week some major progress was made in getting a better understanding of Cordelia’s journey. Cordelia traveled to Europe in the summer of 1931 and sent postcards to her mother in Los Angeles from almost every destination along the way. The first thing I did before analyzing anything was to transcribe all of the postcards and have access to all the text in one place, digitally.     Once transcribed, I organized all the posts […]

A Moment in Time

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Always On Always Connected

Introduction For the course of the semester, I would like to try and develop an app that I designed in the past. This app, suggested to be designed for NASA, is a time-traveling app.¬†For generations people have dreamed of closing their eyes and escaping to a different place in time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful be to have lunch with Cleopatra? Or perhaps, to fly side by side with the Wright Brothers? Whether it’s the wish […]

My Favorite App (so far)

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Do you remember the last time you were in a situation where everyone around you spoke a language you couldn’t understand, and all of a sudden, you felt like a foreigner (even sometimes in your own country)? How vulnerable did it feel not to understand a word being said? For this reason, and many others, Duolingo was created — an app that teaches you a new language in a fun and playful way. The experience […]

My Saturday Oasis

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Always On Always Connected

The relationship I have with my phone is complicated, but one thing’s for sure — we’re pretty close. From the moment I wake up and over the next 17-18 hours of the day, I’d say we’re pretty inseparable. While many people refer to this device as a phone, but I am under the impression that a title like “phone” is far too simplistic for the many capabilities this super-gadget has. It is my window to […]

3D Cross-stitched Plant

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3D Printing

For my final in Intro to 3D Printing, I attempted to create a 3D cross-stitch model of a plant, which I also stitched. This project was a roller coaster of lessons, even for AMS. I had created a the files on Rhino, split all the pieces to separate files, and sent it to print on the MOJO printer. The file was approved by the staff at AMS, but when I went to pick up the […]

Printing and Stitching a 3D Plant

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3D Printing

For the final project, I’m going to print and stitch a 3D plant. My technique for creating the the structure of the plant was to geometric shapes to create the structure of the plant, and to then project a grid on the 3d object, extrude the lines and offset them. once that wrap is done, I would delete the original 3D object and be left with a hollow 3D grid. I went to print this […]

Working with Datasets

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Data Personalization

We humans have become obsessed with tracking data. It seems the data we enjoy consuming, analyzing and critiquing is that relating to the behavior of others. How obese is America? How uneducated is our youth? What percent of the population is addicted to drugs? I’m interested in tracking some personal data, that might help me improve my own behavior. For example, ever since I moved to NYC, I’ve noticed I spend more money than I […]

Sculpting in 3D — Not fully working yet

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Applications

This week I attempted to make an attaching piece for my iPhone that would amplify the volume. You might be familiar with the amplifying trick of placing the speaker area of your phone in a cove-shape space (cupped hand, or, just a cup). The design I came up with references to seashells, and I’m curious to find out whether or not some of the properties I hypothesize are related will indeed change the quality of […]

Depth of focus and polarization

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Applications

In this week’s exercise, I experimented with depth of focus and polarization. For depth of field, we learned that the amount of focus in the depth of field is determined by the aperture setting. The smaller the aperture the longer the range of focus. So, I took two photos, the first is with the smallest aperture on my camera (I believe it was 4.6): In the second photo, the aperture is completely open (29): For […]

Building a Compass

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3D Printing

This week we were asked to sketch and model an object with two parts. The object I created is a compass with two parts: one part is the base and the other part is the arrow. The design I created incorporates a male/female attachment, so the base of the compass has a small bit to “house” a tiny pin designed for the arrow to sit upon. This was a great exercise to do in order […]