I think a useful application would allow Matt Berger and whomever else accepts packages in the front to ping students via SMS to let them know when a package has arrived. The student would have to reply to say whether or not they’ve picked up the package (using some sort of tag like Y or N) and if they haven’t within three days, it would automatically ping them again.
I can’t believe it. Time is already flying! I am two weeks into graduate school and already learning quite a bit as well as feeling overwhelmed orienting myself and absorbing all the new information and skills. This feeling shouldn’t necessarily be perceived as negative, however. I am thinking about projects I want to work on while here. I am remembering Kara Lynch, the co-chair of my Division III, at Hampshire suggesting I create light boxes for the mixed media pieces in my thesis (Division III) project and feeling like it was out of reach at that time. I feel pretty confident that I am going to be able to create light boxes now at ITP — but even more exciting, to make them interactive.
So much to look forward to and so much to reflect on.
Next week I am working with a classmate on creating a dynamic processing project of a skyscape with birds.