Provide a button that switches a light on in on the rear window of a subway train.
Who knows what treasure one will see?
Probably more effective than those posters that give statistics on how garbage causes delays.
Possible title: New York City Zoo.
Possible title: Spotlight for a Suspect
Install Cart Life, a video game, on a street vendor, duh!
There should be interactive projector games, where people move projectors, and in which the images animate according to its surroundings.
In this game, characters can walk, run, and climb along the walls of buildings.
It would be fun to animate Banksy’s art, and have them interact with the public.
Maybe the rat does mischievous things when people come near.
Maybe the Thekla can paddle along the river.
Some kind of game in which players wear costumes, and parts of their bodies become targets.
Probably inspired by Johann Sebastian Joust.
There should be games with moving lasers [pointers]. Dodging in real life would be so fun!
Can use mirrors!
I’ve recently felt I’ve lacked knowledge in liberal arts. People around me have libraries of books. I have nothing. They’re able to speak lucidly about certain subjects referencing a common history, whereas I base my knowledge entirely on empirical knowledge. I have little knowledge in the domain of history (and how knowledge developed historically to affect the present). Though this doesn’t mean I dislike my empirical education, nor do I care to listen to dead old white dudes, rather, I just want to verify some thoughts to better organize all of the thoughts I’ve empirically gathered over the past 5 years.
I see two.
1. MIT offers several (nearly all?) through the OpenCourseWare program. They offer substantially more than other colleges that have this program. They even provide curriculum guides. I’ve just learned about the curriculum part 5 minutes ago and am now thinking about changing to this. TODO BRB
2. The Great Books is a method of learning through books. It’s traditional, euro-centric, going through the Western Canon. The most well known curriculum based off that is Columbia College’s Core Curriculum, something all student’s must partake during their first year. On their website, a current syllabus is available for Contemporary Civilization (mainly philosophy [ethics and social sciences]) and Literature Humanities, both of which contain all of the readings and exact textbooks in sequential order, but unfortunately does not specifically show all of the selections of texts, or provide any materials. In addition to those two supposed year-long courses, there’s semester-long arts, music, writing, science, and frontiers of science. Of them, only two, arts and frontiers of science, have the some materials available online, but even then, they are missing lectures.
My greatest concern is humanities (a mix of philosophy, ethics, urban studies, aesthetics, social sciences), so the Contemporary Civilization syllabus is a perfect fit for me. To supplement the readings, one can use The Great Courses lectures and questions (nearly all can be pirated), after each reading.
– a college that bases it’s entire undergraduate curriculum on great books! Excessive.
– a selection of books from the Western Canon, more science and philosophy centered like those found in Contemporary Civilization, all somehow based on Great Ideas
– another set of books from the Western Canon, more essay-driven, which is nice if one loves to read all day, but rather inefficient. It also contains quite a bit of literature.
This was inspired by the first week’s Creativity and Computation class’s lecture by Sven Travis.
A neat way design new media (which may be in the form of a game) is to think of the input and the output, based on the perceptions of humans.
I used this strategy in the past for games, where I’d think about all of the inputs the medium has, often an iPad, then create games using them. However, it only dawned to me during the lecture that data is not limited to mediums. Everything is data. In and out.
- Track the motion of a falcon, whenever it swoops for an attack, output a “falcon punch” sound through a speaker in the public.
- When a sentence with the word love or hate is said on a social platform, have a speaker in the public output the sentence.
- Track rats over time, post the results in the form of a transportation transparency and paste it over a transportation map.
- Put a camera on a bum, output the video in a public square.
- Each time someone e-mails a government official a letter to appeal something, trigger a catapult to throw a ball of sand approximately at the official’s office window.
- Each time a human dies from the fault of government, trigger a mechanism to splash blood on the White House.