fifty frames of twigs
Flatiron Students Present! with Liz Baillie and Luke Demarest
Above is a video of my presentation with Luke Demarest on the Ruby Processing Gem from 7/15/2014, which I wrote about in an earlier post. In this presentation, we speak on the origins of the Processing programming language, and some basics on how to use the Ruby Processing Gem to achieve similar results.
This is followed by a few really cool demos, including my favorite that utilizes the Twitter streaming API in tandem with the gem to create an awesome live video made of tweets (watch it to see what I mean)!
untitled lines, 2014
made with Processing
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By: Shobun Baile . Demo video from an application written in Processing that pulls random images uploaded to Flickr at the exact locations of all known US Military drone strikes, as documented by Dronestre.am (dronestre.am/). As one follows through each strike and its correlating random image, the sound of a drone (pulled from a random YouTube video in Yemen) progressively increases in volume.
The basis of the project stems from the Living Under Drones Report(livingunderdrones.org/living-under-drones/) of 2012, written by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic of the NYU School of Law.
One aspect of the report is the mental health issues caused by the sounds of drones regularly flying over head:
"Community members, mental health professionals, and journalists interviewed for this report described how the constant presence of US drones overhead leads to substantial levels of fear and stress in the civilian communities below.One man described the reaction to the sound of the drones as “a wave of terror” coming over the community. “Children, grown-up people, women, they are terrified… . They scream in terror.” Interviewees described the experience of living under constant surveillance as harrowing. In the words of one interviewee: “God knows whether they’ll strike us again or not. But they’re always surveying us, they’re always over us, and you never know when they’re going to strike and attack."
Source code: github.com/zaumnik/Humming
Check these out! I’m really excited about these. These are cities generated from the building program plus a grid generation program I wrote a while ago and never showed you guys. I don’t think I’m quite done with this, but I really love it so far.
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