What I hope to get out of this class…
Before Bootcamp, I didn’t really understand anything about code. Literally nothing. But as I learn, I find I often have to shrink down seemingly simple ideas because I don’t understand the syntax. I have no problem finding and understanding the info, but translating the code into my own work trips me up almost every time. I often make syntactical mistakes that can be beyond frustrating (although I do feel like a bad ass when I figure it out!). I think diving deeper into existing sketches to deconstruct and recreate them, would be extremely helpful, too. The same way I’ve learn to cook by breaking down recipes or to sew by deconstructing a garments, I think I could benefit greatly from understanding how existing sketches work.
A designer that has inspired me…
Last year I saw Baroque.Me by Alexander Chen at Eyebeam and was totally blown away. It’s a really moving balance between innovation and classic. I also love how, despite being able to throw off the balls’ path, they always return back and continue playing the music. Check it out.
I’m also inspired by Newsmap by Marcos Weskamp which displays the buzz around news visually: each box is a representation of the story and the related articles. More related articles (which implies more importance on the topic), means a larger display.
Link to my Battle Of The DT Memes Sketch
Bootcamp Courage: Feed Yao Ming Courage Wolves so he can survive Bootcamp!