By Sylvia Naples and Jason Sigal for NYU ITP's Stupid Hackathon
Everyone wants faster internet, faster data. For the Stupid Hackathon, we decided to slow things down. Significantly. Using our site, SLOWDER: The Slow Image Loader, you can load any image in infinite time.
The image loads with a fractal space-filling curve called the Hilbert curve. Because of it's fractal nature, the percent loaded will get closer and closer to 100; however, to load the image completely would take forever.
OpenCV's built in edge detection program is very good. This is an inferior one that I built from scratch.
By Sylvia Naples and Jason Sigal for Monthly Music Hackathon at Spotify NYC
Our code uses a Markov Chain to generate new lyrics to a given song from a large text file. Given the lyrics to any song, new lyrics are generated with the same syllabic count so that the new song can be substituted for a Karaoke performance. We used Yelp reviews to generate the lyrics but any large text file could be substituted.
Example output for Because the Night:
I started this project for a Music Composition Hackathon at Spotify. I wanted to algorithmically generate music using a trained model. The event centered around a performace at the end of the night so my goal was to create music that could be performed by a person. I used a collection of Irish and Swedish songs in abc notation. The abc file format gives a textual representation of a score allowing me to train a Markov Chain on the "words" (measures) to generate new songs in the same style.
Checkout the project on github.
Using Sentiment Analysis on News
Want the good news? By selecting "good news", you'll see only the recent articles with the highest sentiment scores. The bad news? The recent articles with the lowest sentiment scores. All articles are fetched several times a day using the AlchemyData News API.
Playing with reflection, rotation, and recursion to create a scalable kaleidoscope. Inspired by Nam June Paik's V-yramid:
An implementation of Persistence of Vision from Simon Monk's
15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius
The completed Persistence of Vision board
Three pin RGB LEDs with connected resistors
The instructions were written for a Printed Circuit Board. Since I was using a strip of plastic with holes in it, I had to work out the diagram myself.
Completed front and back of the motor controller