This assignment we had to create two abstract pieces. One displays the use of complementary colors and the other tried to create the effect of transparency by changing the Brightness and Saturation values.
Tech + Design = Me
For our Power Generation Midterm project Mindy and I decided to use Diet Coke and Mentos as our power source. Our initial tests showed the reaction power promising.
We piped the explosive reaction through garden hoses to a water wheel. The water wheel was connected to an old tape deck. We used the tape deck because it already had a series of pulleys and a motor for power generation. The pulleys converted the torque from the water wheel into higher RPMs for the connected motor.
We used the power generated to heat a USB soldering iron that melted marshmallows.
We also put a lego pirate beach scene inside the tank for eye candy.
Here is video of our presentation to the class of our Diet Coke and Mentos power generator.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough power to turn the water wheel. The loss of power was due to a leak in one of our Diet Coke bottles. The second problem was the Mentos pod in the other Coke bottle failed to drop into the soda.
Due to a lousy first attempt we wanted to take another shot at it. Here’s what happened.
This assignment was to create a logo for ITP. We told that we could just use the acronym. To me when I think of ITP, I see the program as a bridge for taking raw elements such as circuits, software, and materials to creating new devices and concepts for viewing and helping everyday life.
I for the past week I was racking my brain in the hopes of seeing some hidden message in the ITP letters. My initial sketches included bridging the letters T and P. I bridged the letters to signify the bridge of raw elements to the pure imagination of ITP.
I then began to find typefaces for the letters. I liked the lowercase ‘I’, It gives the feeling of playfulness. I lined up the different typeface next to each other. I used the typeface Myriad Std for the ‘I’ and Neuzeit for the ‘T’ and the ‘P’. I still want to include some graphical element. I like the one sketch where I changed the ‘I’ to a candle. There is a double meaning here one is the torch of NYU and the second is the light of creativity.