Students/RaymondGee

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Raymond Gee (born 01 June 1988, [Oakland, California]) is a Media Arts student in his fourth year attending [University of California San Diego].



Homework 1

Part 1: Personal Information

I've had a fascination with art ever since my mom bought me my first pack of crayons. As technology advances, so do my interests; so long, crayola. I've experienced various forms of art expression throughout my adolescence, some being Chinese calligraphy, street art, and painting(with the Paint program on my desktop). Lately, I've been genuinely interested in digital photography and sketching abstract drawings of abstract paintings shown in lectures.

  • Why am I an Media Arts (Computing Emphasis) major?

I enjoy the diverse art courses required by this major. I am also passionately interested in the potential of creating digital images through the computer as the medium.

  • What made me decide to become an art student?

It seemed like the way to go when majoring in Structural Engineering didn't work out. Also, [Final Fantasy], as a story told through gameplay and graphics, was a huge artistic influence on me as a young teen.

  • Why this class?

It's required for my major. I'm indifferent about taking this course. Honestly, I see this as just another hurdle to obtaining my diploma. Hopefully, I'll gain something valuable from this class, I hate leaving a class empty-handed.

  • Any experience with electronics?

I'm with few sound devices, video game consoles, and monitors. I'm not going to say I'm savvy with the ins and outs of every electronic I own, but I'm quick to figure out which light bulb a switch turns on(har har).


Part 2: Field Research--things you would like to control

1.

Traffic Camera(Oakland). Ticket someone with digital proof, making money off of people driving 36 miles per hour.

2.

Tram Lift Wires(SD Zoo). Control transportation of (select)people.

3.

Overhead Electric Wires (San Francisco). Benefit Mother Earth with electric-run trolley buses.

4.

Jacuzzi(San Diego). I'd like to relax the world by submerging individuals with massaging water jets and hot soothing temperatures

5.

Childrens' Rides(SD Zoo). Limitless happiness to our future generation of fun-loving geniuses


Midterm Proposal

Idea: Anti-Drag Race Car. 

Most electronic race-car drags are made with one switch that accelerates the vehicle to its maximum speed and continues its velocity. What I'm going to do is attach two NO switches to deframe it into a vehicle that relies on a switch in order to connect to the power source, as well as a switch that disconnects from it. The drag car will be then transformed to a bumper car-like vehicle that is handicapped and serves little speedy purposes.


Midterm Proposal

Idea: Anti-Drag Race Car. 
  • Most electronic race-car drags are made with one switch that accelerates the vehicle to its maximum speed and continues its velocity. What I'm going to do is attach two NO switches to deframe it into a vehicle that relies on a switch in order to connect to the power source, as well as a switch that disconnects from it. The drag car will be then transformed to a bumper car-like vehicle that is handicapped and serves little speedy purposes.

Final Proposal

Idea: Sunshine to the Rain
  • When walking on the streets under a dark gloomy sky, rain is just about waiting to attack you while you slowly become more and more depressed by the gray atmosphere.

My final project will be a modified umbrella that consists of LED lights that illuminate from underneath the canopy, which creates a series of images that depict daytime (birds flying in the blue sky, ducks swimming in the pond at the park, the sun shining).

Using this code (http://luckylarry.co.uk/2009/06/3-led-crossfade-with-pwm-and-arduino/) as the start-up, I positioned my umbrella to have 3 different images on three sections of the canopy, each displaying either a Sun, a Park, or a Beach.