Monthly Archives: March 2015

Visual Studies – Week 5

Week 5, during the lesson, we had to create a unique drawing from the language of Nick Pugh. We watched a video of Nick Pugh sketching and had to pick an idea.  Nick Pugh is American artist and creates digital fine art. Here is my drawing.


I drew this.

I drew the aeroplane flying.


I drew the bird in half side body.


I drew a monster.




I drew front side of a house.

So far I drew this from my mind but I know it is not the best drawing. Need to practice lots!

Processing – Week 4

In week 4, we continued learning about processing. We learnt how to create hello world images, circle in rows and black and blue colours.

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I have learnt how to put ellipse in row.

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I have learnt how to make lots of circles with joined together.

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I have learnt how to 2 colour in screen and make it look like dusk in the sky.

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I have created the big white circle which looks like the moon with a blue background and white dots. It looks like the moon has been caught in a snowstorm.

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I have made Hello World with a moon, grass, star and dusky sky. I have learnt how to add in layers and learnt how to put text on it.

I have started to understand processing and have understood about void setup and void draw code.

Video Production – week 4

Week 4, We have finished filming (Hooray!). We have been filming from 6pm till 10pm.  It was long filming and it was really cold outside. We continued filming at Tooting Broadway Station and then we did filming at Colliers Wood Station, our final destination. I was really happy the way the filming went and very pleased with the job done. We have done the hard part and I really enjoyed the filming and had a great time and it was fun. I am looking forward to editing.

Being Digital – Nicholas Negroponte

Being Digital

Nicholas Negroponte

Negroponte predicted some of the advancements in technology almost 30 years ago. He believed that computer technology would change the workplace, home, schools, television and film. He believed that the digital age would be part of our lives and would be the corner stone of everything we do. He predicted correctly that space and time would be irrelevant for communication and how emails would be the preferred medium to communicate. He also questioned as to what else advancements in technology would bring to change the way we would communicate with each other. Negroponte realized that digital life would also include technology to demand tv programmes and broadcasts as and when you required. He also questions the problems that could occur from the fast technology revolution e.g more software, learning curves to keep up with the technology, identity theft.

This book is an interesting read to learn about the rise of the digital age and the future predictions. It is interesting to see how many have come true and how many have still yet to be realized!


Alan Turing (1912-1954)

Alan Turing (1912-1954)

Alan Turing was credited as a pioneer of computer science and developed the first computer, known as the Turing machine. He was a mathematician and was part of a team that cracked the enigma code during world war 2. He deciphered the messages using a machine called ‘the bombe.’ After the war he went to work for the National Physical Laboratory. His ideas of a computer that would be able to process information at high speeds were rejected by his colleagues. He went on to work at Manchester University where he came up with the concept of artificial intelligence.

He wrote the Turin test which would decide if something had artificial intelligence or not. . It was to determine whether or not a computer could think like a human brain. The Turing Test is successfully passed if a computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations.He laid the foundations for modern computers and the information technology revolution.

He was arrested and tried for homosexuality, which was a crime in his era. He died after eating an apple injected with cyanide. It was claimed that he had committed suicide.


Lady Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)

Lady Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)

Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She was a British mathematician and described as the worlds first computer programmer. She became a close friend of Charles Babbage. It was whilst translating an article by the Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea about the ‘analytical engine’ that Ada who knew so much about the machine created mathematical programmes in patterns like knitting. This was the first computer programming but she was not recognised for this.


Vannevar Bush (1890-1974)

Vannevar Bush (1890-1974)

Bush was the chief scientific administrator for President Roosevelt during world war 2. He trained as an electrical engineer. He was credited with the building of analogue computers and his most successful computer was the ‘Differential Analyzer,’ which could find solutions to problems which previously were impossible to solve. He wrote an article called ‘As we may think,’ in which he described a machine called ‘memex (a personal information processor).’ This would allow humans to gather, store and access information from documents linked by associations. This was the pre cursor to the world wide web and an important development of the digital age. Though he was not credited with the invention of the internet he was a great visionary of his time.