- Late submissions will be presented today.
- Reminder: Faculty observation today. Thanks for turning your cameras on for a bit!
- Reminder: Policy on project lateness. Turning in a project late is better than not turning it in at all!
- Audre Lorde: Notes from a Trip to Russia
- Quick Technique Updates
- MORE Project 3 Presentations and Critiques
- Everyone can share their screens today.
- For each presentation, I’ll ask for two audio comments and lots of chat comments. Please limit your comments to MOOD, INFO, and AUDIENCE.
- 4:50 Break
- Manhattan CityVis Tutorial
- Get Prof’s tutorial files here
- Optional: download QGIS and/or the original data for NYC Building Footprints
- MeshLab + Molecules. Note Prof’s Youtube playlist on Coronavirus vaccines (all videos are from respected journals, medical orgs and news outlets).
- “WandaVision Is The Matrix From the Machines’ Perspective” (Slate)
- Blockchain Explainers
- Article about Beeple artwork sale (WaPo, shared by Franky)
- ACM Article (more technical, by CS folks)
- WIRED 5-level explainer video (bigger-picture, by humanities folks). Note this section about “hype.”
- Blockchains Use Massive Amounts of Energy—But There’s a Plan to Fix That (short article from MIT Tech Review)
- For those of you who use Git and Github, blockchain “distributed ledger” concept is similar to concepts of distributed version control.
- Manhattan CityVis Tutorial
Please take the next week to catch up with your Projects and Reading.
- Technical Stuff:
- If you haven’t submitted Projects 2 and/or 3, PRIORITIZE THIS! Submitting the project(s) late is much better than not submitting them at all.
- If you haven’t already, install Unity before next week’s class.
- Conceptual Stuff
- Take a look at Part II of Semiology of Graphics, and then take a closer look at the section “The Retinal Variables” (the pages labelled 60-97). While the text is kind of dense, the pages are mostly graphics.
- HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!! 🌳🐣🍭⛱️🌳🐣🍭⛱️🌳🐣🍭⛱️
Announcements: Extra Credit
- Check the Projects + Extra Credit page for more EC options. If any of your projects are late, I strongly encourage you to submit extra credit work.
- More optional exercises:
- Install QGIS. This is a very useful app for preparing geographic files. Try downloading the shapefiles for NYC building footprints and opening them in QGIS. If you prepare this file in black-and-white, you can them use them as a surface relief texture.
- Try downloading the Coronavirus Spike Protein (see the extra credit below to learn more about these proteins), then try using MeshLab to convert it into a model that Maya can read. If you want to learn even more about protein and DNA in 3D, check out new resources on the Data Sources page.
- Challenge: can you import a molecule into Maya with its color? If so, send a screenshot to Prof for EC!