Archive for April, 2012

April 30, 2012

Divergent Thinking and….wait for it…Language!

by Ajay Rajaram

Okay so while I’m at it, here’s something relevant (well, more than just relevant) to the project I’m working on for this course:

This is a paper that reports studies on monolingual and bilingual people, and their divergent thinking abilities. This is exactly what my project for this course is all about, so it’s interesting to me. That doesn’t mean it has to be interesting to anyone else, but it’s not the longest of papers.

http://www.phoenixworks.org/NCWLSG/Landry.pdf

April 30, 2012

A Follow Up: Divergent Thinking and Sleep!

by Ajay Rajaram

Well after looking for stuff on caffeine and creativity, I did not just have some coffee and get back to my take-home final (sigh) but also decided to see what sleep (or the lack of it) does to creativity. So here goes,

http://www.journalsleep.org/Articles/110604.pdf

April 30, 2012

Divergent Thinking, Alcohol and Caffeine

by Ajay Rajaram

I was going to get some caffeine into myself before resuming work on a take-home final, when it suddenly struck me to see if there were any views on caffeine and creativity in particular. I thought this paper was rather interesting because it also touches on alcohol: something that has been studied earlier in this very course. It’s about divergent thinking in general and not just creativity in any fixed sense, and it’s an interesting read for caffeine addicts, which most of us probably are.

http://iownmybody.com/Bestanden/Alcohol%20and%20Divergent%20Thinking%20-%20M.%20Palokaj%20B.%20Oudendijk%20-%20IAC%20-%20Group%202%20-%20Final%20Version%20Paper.pdf

April 30, 2012

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

by dodori0909

One of my friends who is media artist and interaction designer worked on this project, and its result is cool like the wind. 

Concept :  “Where the Wind Blows” is an interactive installation, depicting a digital creation myth. The visitor breathes into micro scenes of fluid, particle, and branch. This initiates birth and growth of the macro virtual environment. Programmed algorithms are brought into action when human breath blows life into them. This digital world is dependent on the real world: ephemeral and unstable. As a result, the scene of a computer-generated, virtually-existing landscape becomes an image happening in real time. Responding to people’s breath, this digital image and the natural object are reborn as a hybrid organism. This project is an experiment to invite the visitors to actively be part of the connection between virtual and real, algorithm and randomness, the environment and the life within

Genre : Interactive Installation
Media : Arduino, Cinder, Projector, Arduiono Board, Wind Sensor
Completion Date : May 2011
Exhibition : * MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute Digital Arts Gallery, April 4~April 8th , 2011.

Check Video HERE !! 

http://www.jeanhochu.com/portfolio/media-art/01-interactive/where-the-wind-blows/

ImageImageImageImageImage

April 30, 2012

Ready to fly_RC-Paracopter!

by dodori0909

It was really hard to control and make the paracopter swings upward. This is the reason why I put the AOA systems on connecting part b/w the body and the canopy.

Angle of Attack (AOA) The angle between the wing and the relative wind. When all else is held constant, an increase in AOA results in an increase in lift. This increase continues until the stall AOA is reached then the trend reverses itself and an increase in AOA results in decreased lift.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/intro.htm

April 30, 2012

How to fly? Paracopter Radio Control Helicopter

by dodori0909

Check the video I attached!

April 30, 2012

Self Design RC-Paracopter!!!

by dodori0909

I made this awesome self-degined RC-Patacopter. It’s project result of the course named ‘Creative Design Competition.’

I don’t think I need to explain about it. Just Check what I’ve done!!  It’s not that simple, I spent about whole two-month to make it.  Enjoy~

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

April 30, 2012

How Poe came up with “The Raven”

by siddharth1989

How Poe came up with “The Raven”

His arguments and insights into the creative process are rather keen (slightly cold-blooded). 

April 30, 2012

Unusual architecture!

by manmeetk

When bright ideas blend with technology and financial sources nothing is impossible, especially when it comes to the architectural and construction industry.Following are some interesting buildings I came across:

 

This is the piano house recently built in An Hui Province, China. This architectural building seems like a perfect combination of music and art!

This is the Upside Down House located in Poland, in the small village of Szymbark. This house is not only a major tourist attraction but it is also a symbol of the Communist era.

The Dancing House is located in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The actual name of the building is Nationale-Nederlanden . The building is a great example of unusual architecture. It reflects a woman and man dancing together.

The Cubic Houses are located in Rotterdam , Netherlands. The original idea of these cubic houses came about in the 1970s and were developed by Piet Blom. Even though it is not easy to believe, The Cubic Houses offer three levels of living area.

The Basket Building is located in Ohio, USA. It may be hard to believe but–Yes! this is an actual office building. The building is home to The Longaberger Corporate, manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets.

The Solar Ark is located in Gufi, Japan. Not only does it captivate with its different look, but it is also environmentally friendly. This is an impressive 630 kW solar-collecting building that kicks off over 500,000 kWh of energy every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2012

Aha! Experience and the Ha! Ha! experience

by Neha Gupta

There has been a correlation found between humor and creativity. The more creative an individual is, the more humor can they create and the better an individual can appreciate humor, the more creative they are.

Humor is one of the most distinguishable trait of human mind. It tells us more about how the human cognition than any other trait of humans. The significance of humor stems from the fact that humor is based on a logic which is different from the standard logic. Standard logic is bound by rules and has hard boundaries, while the the logic of humor cannot be bounded – perception is mapped to instant changes in emotion, something which cannot be explained by standard logic.

This is the link to a paper which deals with humor, creativity and cognition.