Systems Final Project

For our final project, we settled on creating an interactive game with a physical interface and a computer model. As you stepped on the physical interface, the computer was modified according to the game “rules” and so on and so forth. We mad the game interface out of play pads and copper tape–when the two…

Systems Survey #6: Nanotechnology

Elements: Molecules, microscope, lasers, fluorophores For a long time, scientists were restricted by the range of view by a regular optical microscope. There was always a limit on how closely you can see an object under the scope. With the invention of fluorescent microscopy, it is now easier to view these particles by using fluorescence…

Systems Survey #5: Weather

The weather system I chose to survey this week was a hurricane. I focused on how the hurricane is actually formed. The elements in this system are: Oceans, evaporation, wind, humid air, & storm clouds For a hurricane to form, first the temperature of the ocean must be 80 degrees Fahrenheit or above. This warm…

Systems Survey #4: Predator-Prey

  The predator/prey system I chose to explore was that of a group of sharks and a group of small fish that they consume in the ocean. The elements in the system are: Sharks and small fish If there was a large population of smaller fish within a certain¬†area. If the number of small fish…

Systems Survey #3 + Critique: Trees

  I chose to use the history of sports logos to create a “tree.” I guess this isn’t so much a system working together. Although, the logo for each team is changed to fit with the times. Each variation can be attributed to the fan’s reaction, or call for change. The elements of this “system”…

Systems Survey #2 + Critique: Senses

The sense I chose to survey this week is sight//vision. I have always wondered how we are able to see such vivid colors and details of everything. The elements of the system of sight are: light, the cornea, the iris, the pupil, the lens, ciliary¬†muscles, the retina, the optic nerve, and the brain. In order…

Systems Survey #1: Food

orangejuiceproduction For my first system survey, we were assigned the topic of food. After a week of observing, I decided to discuss the process of how an orange makes it way to becoming orange juice. I chose this system because orange juice is something I drink almost everyday and wanted to know more about how…