• (Iteration 1-6 are tests of different materials)

    Iteration 1: 

    Scaled model of a tree made out of cardboard with spray foam in the shape of a human hugging the tree.

    Iteration 2:

    Pink foam stacked and layered over cardboard to create a textured feel when hugging

    Iteration 3: 

    Different sized balloons arrayed and pinned on a cardboard sheet.

    Iteration 4:

    Sprayfoam sprayed into a balloon instead of air

    Iteration 5:

    25" Vynil bag stuffed with cotton fluff

    Iteration 6:

    25" Vynil bag stuffed with feathers and heat sealed on the edges

    Iteration 7 (Buttons):

    Laser cut wood buttons in the shape of leafs and birds 

    Iteration 8:

    45" long Vinyl bag stuffed with feathers and tufted with heatsealed dots where the wood buttons would go. A flap with velcro was made in the back so that we could easily access the electronics

    Iteration 9 (Housing for the electronics):

    A box made with clear acrylic on the top and the rest white acrylic. The back has holes cut out for the batery and switch to be outside of the model

    Iteration 10:

    We made an acrylic piece that attached to the ends of the vynil bag. This piece has holes cut out so that string could fit through it. This would allow for the two ends to tie around a tree, much like a corsett

    Iteration 11 (Final):

    The electronics went inside the housing and we put that in the vynil bag. Then we stuffed it with feathers around the the heatsealed dots. This gave it the plushy look we wanted. 

    Electronics Iteration:

    Buzzer sound changed to make a different bird call noise. Vibration motor added that beats with the LED and acts as a heart. The LED is green instead of red.

     

  • Our project was about making a mask that lights up based on your emotions. So if we were to say someone was angry, the color would be red, if someone were sad the color would be blue, and if someone were jealous the color would be green. This project requires an arduino, 3 pressure sensors, and some LEDs. The LEDs have 3 colors, red, blue, and green. That is one for each pressure sensor.

  • Our project was based off of an old project in the fourth studio. And in that studio we made a mask that lights up based on your emotions. So if we were to say someone was angry, the color would be red, if someone were sad the color would be blue, and if someone was jealous then the color would be green. The LEDs have 3 colors, red, green, and blue. This project required 3 pressure sensors, so that we had one for each color, LED strips, so that the whole mask could light up, and an arduino so that the pressure sensors could light up the mask. All the wires connect to the arduino, the black wire on the battery go to the ground pin, which is labeled GND, and the red wire on the battery goes to VIN, the pressure sensors have white, black, and red wires. The black wires all go into GND like the black wire on the battery, all the red wires go into the 5 volts pin. And the white wires go to pins A0, A1, and A2 so that each pressure sensor can work individually for each color. And the LED strips have the same colored wires as the pressure sensors. Red and black go into the same pins but the white wire goes into D9.

  • Our inspiration was based off of two previous projects.  One of them being Humans of Cambridge and the other one being reflections.  Humans of Cambridge cinemagraphs displays a wide variety of Cambridge life.

  • In this project, I sought to tackle the largely publicized issue of oversexualization of women in media, along with the slightly less publicized issue of ageism in the media. To combine these two issues, I addressed the question "Why can't elderly women be attractive?". I took two days to shoot pictures of advertisements in Central Square that I felt portrayed young women from different cultures in an oversexualized manner. This included sexualizing certain body parts, such as legs (American), eyes (Japanese mostly, and sometimes American), and lips (Japanese and American). After selecting five advertisements that I particularly found striking in terms of their level of oversexualization, I Photoshopped a face of an old woman over the faces, and of "blemished" arms and legs for the other body parts visible. The end result is the set of five images, here juxtaposed with the five original images.

  • In this project, I sought to tackle the largely publicized issue of oversexualization of women in media, along with the slightly less publicized issue of ageism in the media. To combine these two issues, I addressed the question "Why can't elderly women be attractive?". I answered this question by Photoshopping a series of images of advertisements featuring oversexualized women to make the women seem very elderly. I used advertisements from different cultures (American and Japanese) found in different parts of Central Square. Here is the series of five Photoshopped advertisements, followed by the original five advertisements.

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