The jigsaw puzzle I designed

I applied the common jigsaw puzzle ideas into a smart game of two players, which challenge the capability of graphic comprehension. e host places 8 pieces as an outline of his target pattern. And he writes down his idea on one piece of paper.

2 the guest makes a guess based on that, and place the pieces depend on his guessing, then the host will give a judge about that, right or wrong, the guest need to try somewhere else until the host say ”right”.

3 the host give another piece. And the guest try to guess again, if the guest feel confident to get the answer he can say it out, and the host will give him comments, right or wrong. If the guest is still not sure about the answer, he will get going with the pieces placing based on the hint from the host.

4 the guest need to figure out the right answer with three times of guessing, or both the host and the guest lose the game.

5 also time count for the score of this game.

To Sketch A Predator

Why don't you have a seat, there.

The Big New Thing was multi-touch, back when I embarked on my grail-quest for a MS in CS at Georgia Tech in Fall 2009 […yikes?]. Microsoft claims that the Pixelsense technology driving it’s Surface 2.0 will be as affordable as an LCD display, given sufficient time. In the interim, I expect civilization to collapse once or twice.

here’s a [pdf] link to our work-in-progress-but-also-kinda-final paper.

The project is called Sketch-A-Song, designed in collaboration with Nicholas Davis (PhD Human-Centered Computing in-progress). If you have a chance to work with Nick (or even grab coffee), do. From the research perspective, he understands the importance of having a strong theoretical basis before setting out to build something, which I found to be a healthy counterbalance to my mindset of: “plug everything in and see where it takes us”, a methodology I liken to that of the average housepet — urinate on everything.  From the non-work perspective, it’s just good fun to discuss theories of creativity, cognition, the arts, and Lisp programming while sipping a pure Columbian roast.

Our technology stack includes Java + Processing + Clojure + Overtone, with the Open-Sound Control protocol serving all of our communication needs. Very soon to come: integration with tangible objects for selective performance and composition of musical components. Have a safe and happy Winter Break, and look for us in 2012.