Summertime Sadness


With the end of the school term, I now have time to devote to what else… more research. In speaking with my thesis advisor (Dan Deluna) last semester, I realize that I will need to work over this summer to close the knowledge gaps in order to ensure that my thesis will be completed by Spring of next year (2016). So, I purchased a basic Arduino starter kit and some additional sensors and plan to do some work on those items. As I work on these things, I will (hopefully) provide some updates along the way.

So here’s my summer to-do list and required reading:

To Do:

Javascript, Java & Arduino Tutorials & Prototypes

  • IR Sensor Arrays
  • Interconnection of Arduino with Processing

Processing Tutorials & Prototypes

  • Build functional version using simple geometry.
  • Creating vector shapes in processing via interpolation of points.

Projection Mapping with Quartz Composer & tests with a projector.

Reading List:

The mind in the cave : consciousness and the origins of art: David Lewis-Williams
Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods: David Lewis-Williams, David Pearce
The Shamans of Prehistory: Trance and Magic in the Painted Caves: Jean Clottes, David Lewis-Williams, Sophie Hawkes
The Hero With a Thousand Faces: Joseph Campbell
Myths to Live By: Joseph Campbell
Primitive Mythology (The Masks of God): Joseph Campbell