Today was our last day at SFPC. We had a potluck-style lunch in the kitchen and then had a feedback session about our experiences at the school.
Today we had a group critique of our showcase projects. Afterwards, we repaired the aftermath of our installations with spackling tools.
Tuesday. Moving day. Mattia and I rented a Uhaul and went to IKEA, Jersey City, and all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. I now have a bed with sheets in an apartment with central air and a washer and dryer. Life’s good, y’all. Lots of pictures from today.
We have Monday off. No school today. Which is good because I’m beyond exhausted from this weekend.
Today was the second day of our final showcase.
Today was the first day of our final showcase. It’s a been a wild ride. I’ve experienced a lot, so many ups and downs in these nine weeks.
Eyebeam internship in the morning. Class is taking a field trip here around mid-day. After that, we’re heading to Taeyoon’s studio for a workshop on how to apply for artist residencies.
Had a short class with Ramsey and said thanks and goodbye as students. Began to put up my final project in the hallway - the project being a printed version of a good chunk of my blog.
Met Taeyoon for coffee this afternoon. We had a really good talk, resulting in a feasible idea for a final project.
Worked on connecting Processing and Open Frameworks in Caitlin’s class today.
Got some much needed sleeping-in sleep, and then - housing search today.
Today, we presented our “computational diaries” in Ingrid’s class. Then, to Eyebeam to intern. Then, to do laundry and work on this blog.
Had a great porchside breakfast, packed up and said goodbye to our hosts, zoomed down the Taconic and we were back in NYC by late afternoon. Returned the car in Hoboken and traveled back to Brooklyn to get some sleep.
Today, sweetheart and I made breakfast, went to Minneswaska Falls, and I bought a guitar. Later, we made dinner and had a little party with our Airbnb hosts.
Had our seventh class with Ramsey. Then picked up a sweet car in Hoboken, and drove up to Poughkeepsie for a nice weekend.
Had breakfast in Bushwick with my cousin, Helen. Eyebeam internship, and then - Sleep No More!
Today we had Caitlin Morris’ arduino class. I was very tired and had trouble staying focused in class. Cold, cold rain, rain, rain.
We had Taeyoon’s class today. The lecture was “Learning to Teach”.
Sunday. The day I discovered Frankel’s Delicatessen in Williamsburg. A day that I will forever cherish.
Went to the Met Museum with my parents. Showed them around SFPC, and then they took us out to a real nice dinner at a tapas place.
Breakfast with family in Albany. Headed back to NYC with parents. They’re visiting for a couple of days to see the school and the city.
Thanksgiving day: a photo essay.
Headed to Albany to see family for Thanksgiving.
Tuesday. A day to catch up on work stuff. My sister and her boyfriend visited the space. Getting ready to go upstate to visit family for Thanksgiving. Should be real nice.
Today in Ingrid’s class, we took apart iPhones to inspect and discuss the materials inside.
It snowed overnight in Beacon. Made it back to Brooklyn to help out at the Alternative Art School Fair.
We went to DIA Beacon. What fun!
Missed Ramsey’s fourth class with us today because of client work. Note to any future SFPC students: do not work while you are attending. You will regert.
Stressful day. Mostly spent on client work. Got to catch the tail end of a workshop Zach gave about how he does what he does. Got some great pictures of the demo. Later we had a show work get together.
Arduino class with Caitlin Morris today. Ruby, Bryan, and I made some p decent guac. Hung out with Shantell Martin. Did client work. Good day.
Rainy today. Trains all futzed up. We had a make-up for Ingrid’s class, as she was out last week.
Taeyoon’s class today. Eyebeam internship. Back home for some quiet time while roommates are at school. So much to do.
Lazy day today. Woke up late, got breakfast with a friend, hung out with roommates, made dinner, watched a movie and crashed. Some days it’s important to not work.
Today I ventured into Dumbo to see Eyebeam Resident Amelia Marzec perform a pirate radio installation on Mary Mattingly’s Swale project, which is a seafaring art installation that grows food.
Had Ramsey’s class today. Was pretty tired from the little impromptu Leonard Cohen memorial party we had last night at the space. Afterwards, hammock-napped and then caught up on blogs.
Secret iPhone emoticons, guest pupper haiku, informal group critique.
Today I woke up to a text from my friend Jonathan, who is a video producer I’ve worked with many times. He wanted to know if I was free to film some post-election interviews. I said, “Yes, of course”, and out the door I went, camera bag in hand.
We had a housing situation debacle today, which seems to have been resolved. Not going to SFPC today. I have my Eyebeam internship in the afternoon, need time to recuperate from, well - everything that’s been happening.
We were going to have our third installment of Ingrid’s Architectural History of Computation class but she was out sick today. Not glad she’s sick, but glad to be able to catch up on some things. Lots of footage and pictures to edit after this weekend.
The Internet Yami Ichi was everything I could’ve dreamed and more. Spent all day taking pictures and shooting video, and went to a great taco place in Bushwick for lunch.
It’s been a radical weekend so far, with a Radical Comp Sci class yesterday, volunteering for Radical Networks yesterday and today, and then the Internet Yami Ichi tomorrow!
Ramsey’s class, Day 3. We took a meta-level view of computing. Also, volunteering at Radical Networks and the Internet Yami Ichi this weekend. Gonna be a fun, busy couple of days!
Electronics class with Phillip - our third. Building CMOS oscillators(“CMOScillators”).
Taeyoon cooked lunch. Zach gave a talk. My classmate Bryan brought his small dog, Stella, the Space Chicken.
Our second Politics of Computation class with Taeyoon. We discussed technology as a means of social control and how it might be possible to modify or improve our relationship with technologies that administer control.
Today I am recovering from a hangover(went to a Halloween party last night). Also, apartment hunting, and reading for school. Short post today, mostly pictures.
Saturday, a time to relax and see the city. A time for breakfast. A time for library cards.
Our second class Radical Computer Science class with Ramsey today. Such a good class! Really enjoying it so far and feel lucky to have it once a week for the rest of the program.
Today, Taeyoon had office hours from 10a-12p. I had a lot of questions. Here’s some of the feedback he gave me.
Physical computing with Phillip Stearns today. Robby taught an origami workshop this afternoon - check out his instagram here - well worth your time). We also have a shaders workshop with Patricio Gonzalez Vivo tonight from 6p-9p.
A scheduling mix-up today. Physical computing class got rescheduled for tomorrow. Came up with some solid project ideas with my classmate, Katrina. I am tired.
Today was our second class with Ingrid. In Lower Manhattan, she lead us on a walking tour of “the Architectural History of Computing”,which , coincidentally, is the name of the class.
Busy busy! Sunny and windy on a Sunday afternoon.
Rainy and cold today. Got some good reading and project managing done today. Productive day today.
Ramsey Nasser’s Radical Computing class was today. It was fantastic.
Off-Days. Thankful for these off-days. Very necessary. Attending the School for Poetic Computation is an anaerobic sport.
We had our first physical computing class with Phillip David Stearns today.
Sweet, merciful off-day. How sweet the sound. Still working, but no class. Time to catch up on blog posts, assignments, and prepare for “Meet the Students!” tomorrow.
Today marks the start of a new week. Taeyoon taught the first session of his “Politics of Computation” class. It’s a critical theory class concerning the biases and culture of computation.
It’s our seventh day at SFPC. Actually, it’s a Sunday, and I’m not even at SFPC, but my thinking is that even though I’m not physically at the school, the school is still very much on my mind - therefore, I am still “in” school.
Today is a Saturday. Rode my bike from Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, across Manhattan Bridge, and to the Bitforms gallery on the Lower East Side, to see Casey Reas’ exhibition, which they are taking down this weekend.
Today was our fourth day at SFPC. We were with Ingrid Burrington. She talked to us about the history of computing, network architecture(in a physical/material sense), the Westbeth building, and looking at the evolution computing as an industrial process.
Today was our third day at SFPC. We were with Lauren Gardner for all of our class time today. She talked to us about creative projects and how to manage them.
Today was our second day at SFPC. We created our own “code of conduct” and talked about documentation with Ida C. Benedetto.
Today was our first day at SFPC.