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Editathon #ArtAndFeminism

I am very honoured and happy to be a digital media gallery intern at Fondation Galerie Lafayette in Paris. It is the first multi-disciplinary centre in France and they curate work based on the production of the artists or designers. Sounds cool right? Yes c’est super!

Today is the launch of the first official event of Fondation Galerie Lafayette, it is a two-day Wikipedia Editathon based on #ArtAndFeminism РA publication on Wikipedia marathon for women, feminism and culture, hosted by Lafayette Anticipation in Paris. So Lafayette Anticipation has prepared a list of feminist art related subjects for us to either create or edit, or even for translation.
It was my first time to actually be an editor on Wikipedia and the first thing I did was – Added “French Women Artist” as a category under Feminist Art english page :)))
The second thing I did was added a picture of Suzanne Duchamp and a personData box on her english page. The third thing I did was correcting a typo on the event’s english page ūüėõ And the final thing I did was adding¬†introduction of √ąlisabeth Ballet’s work on her english page.

I did not work on much about the idea of feminism but minor blobs because I do not hold a strong view on what is feminism. However, this editathon allow me to code in Wikipedia and it was an interesting experience on their algorithm and syntax. Even uploading an image would need a long process (ie. picture has to be uploaded to WikiCommons) before it could be shown on Wikipedia so that it could serve as a platform of reliable source. Moreover, I also learnt to use Wikimetrics as a Wiki API to parse editors edit data for further idea development.

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YELLOWSOOTHIE 2.0

My Pi hates me Part 2.

So I had openFrameworks working on my Pi before.
But all of a sudden, it doesn’t like me and stopped working.

I tried to re-install it for a day.
After realising I have been an idiot as a fresh Linux user.
So for Linux idiot like me, the installation process suggested on oF website is actually as followed:

1) Uncompress the file to:
home/pi/openFrameworks

OR

2) Do sudo code on Terminal:

  • cd
  • curl -O http://www.openframeworks.cc/versions/v0.8.4/of_v0.8.4_linuxarmv6l_release.tar.gz
  • mkdir openFrameworks
  • tar vxfz of_v0.8.4_linuxarmv6l_release.tar.gz -C openFrameworks --strip-components 1

Apparently I tried both methods so it would never work for me.
After I figured that out with my major studio tutor, Sven, I realised I have to connect my lapdock with wifi in order to complete the installation.

Then I tried 3 different pis with 3 different wifi USBs but none of them could ever recognise any wifi connections… and so I turned to an easier method at last by simply attaching openFrameworks with a microphone USB and bluetooth speaker.

DUH oF with Pi.

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“Found In Translation” Typography Exhibition

I love to write, writing is always my favourite. I would rather write than type, and that’s why my moleskin is always full of my scribble.

I always admire typography and I have a pinterest board dedicated to my passion. I find writings as powerful as verbal words. With different strokes, hard or soft edges, it would create a different interpretation of the word itself.

Tonight, I went to the opening night of “Found In Translation”, a collaboration of 22 Korean artists and 22 Western artists, using typography to “mirror” and translate proverbs of their culture with typography.

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YELLOWSOOTHIE 1.0

So now my voice changer works, but I want to do a voice changer with another medium: OpenFrameworks with Raspberry Pi.

After spending hours googling possible ways to do it, I found a pitch detection wrote by Yonas on oF forum which runs exactly how I want to. Trying to understand the code, I realised it is written in old oF functions which there is no documentation on it. (Ok, so I’m still working on it)

Since I wanted to use Raspberry Pi with oF, I have been spending more days on Pi. It hasn’t been a smooth path with this love-hate relationship from my Pi.

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Yellow Harmonica 1.0

After spending more time at DT here at Parsons developing a great scope of design and technology projects, I have finally decided to dedicate a portion of my blog to share my experience tackling with all these technological issues which I newly approach since this late July.

The first experience I would like to share with you is my first Arduino project, still deciding on the name but we will call it Yellow Harmonica for now.

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OK Go x Honda – I Won’t Let You Down

I have always loved the work from OK Go.
They have a recent music video release for their latest song “I Won’t Let You Down“.
Sarcastically, the video has let me down.

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Then She Fell

If you love Punchdrunk, if you love immersive theatre, try Then She Fell.
If you love Alice In Wonderland, you prolly know the back story of Lewis Carroll (the author) and his muse for the story, Alice Liddell (the real Alice).

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch the Musical

My friend Felix is in town and he highly recommended me to watch the musical of Hedwig and the Angry Inch off East Broadway. The story is based on the movie and musical written by John Cameron Mitchell. Felix gave me a very brief storyline of the rock musical: It is a story about an East German transgender whom had a failed transgender operation.

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Maker Faire

Now as a first year student of Parsons MFA Design and Technology student, my tutor strongly encouraged us to go to the Maker Faire in Queens this weekend. Never a maths or science geek (Oh lord I go to art school because I don’t wanna read nor do maths), it was the first science fair I have ever been. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it sooooooooooooo much. As the name suggested, it encourages visitors¬†to make and produce and trigger their passion to learn more whilst making.

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Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by The National Ballet of Canada

I saw the trailer of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland when I passed by Times Square the other day. The strong visual attracted me and reminded me of the time I watched Swan Lake by the Royal Ballet in 2010.

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