Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is my newest concern. I am working on using the computer to process data derived from surveys about a person's subjective experience of one day. "One day in the life of so-and-so," as the saying goes. Each person's day will be represented by a different clock (which will be an animation played on a digital picture frame like a looping movie, with a box around the picture frame that has a hole cut out in it so it looks like a clock) and then each person's clock will have a label underneath it stating their name -- so instead of the usual London, New York, Tokyo, etc., the clocks will read Erica, Peter, Brett, Lucy, etc. I will explain more about how it works later (when it's not so late and I can make some sense out of words), but until then you can see sketches of the clocks here and here. They are still in progress (I have to figure out color, etc.), but if you imagine them next to each other on the wall I think it might look pretty cool.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Time geography or time-space geography traces its roots back to the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand who stressed the temporal factor in spatial human activities. The time-space path, devised by Hägerstrand, shows the movement of an individual in the spatial-temporal environment with the constraints placed on the individual by these two factors. Three categories of constraints were identified by Hägerstrand:
- Authority - limits of accessibility to certain places or domains placed on individuals by owners or authorities
- Capability - limitations on the movement of individuals, based on their nature. For example, movement is restricted by biological factors, such as the need for food, drink, and sleep
- Coupling - restraint of an individual, anchoring him or her to a location while interacting with other individuals in order to complete a task
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Hug Shirt™ is not meant to replace human contact, but to make you happy if you are away for business or other reasons and you miss your friends and loved ones! It also has some very interesting applications in the medical field with the elderly and children. And is fun to use and very soft!Interfaces and systems must be intuitive, natural, and compatible with our emotional status.