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Radio – Page 2 – Joshua Sloan Warren

Radio

Sol 2.0

· Software

We have launched Sol 2.0 … newly improved iPhone 5 graphics, bug fixes, features.  I designed a new ‘how to use this’ intro for new users and helped refine features with Juggleware.

It’s been really great to work with Alec Vance and co. to create something we all use and enjoy.  Our love is definitely shown in the reviews that keep coming in!  mostly 4.5 – 5 star reviews.  We’re blushing.

The last ten –

AMAZING LITTLE APP — I do a lot of photography, so this app is a great resource to have on hand. Whether I need to know how much daylight is left, when the golden hour starts, or even planning in advance for a future sunrise, all the information is right there at my fingertips. On top of that, it’s so easy to use, and is visually stunning in its simplicity. All in all, an amazing little app. —Danial79, Australia

[APPLAUSE] —Ottima app con un bel design. —Cypol, Italy

TIME KEEPS ON SLIPPING — Fun app to keep you aware of most precious thing, time! I like to use it when the golden hour begins to ask myself did I laugh, cry, move and learn today? —Ccampagna, United States

VERY USEFUL & FUNCTIONAL APP — Helps to alert users of sunrise & sundown times with accuracy & style. I simply love the alarm feature. Awesome app… especially for Sabbath keepers. —Gabelho, Canada

CAN’T DO WITHOUT IT — Best app in the appstore to get a nice overview of the “golden hours”! A must have app for every photographer! —Jafu66, Netherlands

BRILLIANT APP — Excellent app, does what it’s made to do. Detailed and easy to use. Great interface. As an amateur photographer I love it. —Grrrrrrrrodi, United Kingdom

EXCELLENT APP – A brilliant little app that I use regularly. It works flawlessly every time (all app writers take note!). —Andy Keeble, United Kingdom

NICE APP — I have been using this app to plan my runs to coincide with the twilights. I love it. Visually this app is nice too. — AtticusBdG, United States

I LOVE THIS APP! — This is one of my top ten apps. So much of the day is determined with the sun. The temperature in the house, when I get up. It is also fun to see the various times in the day visually I set the alarm prior to the sunrise, and I only have that with SOL. This is a very well thought out app, and is easy to use. Thank you! —4bot, United States

GOLDEN HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY — I use this app to remind me when the sun is setting. It’s customizable, easy to use, and well designed. I use it multiple times a week. —Perfectance, United States.

There are 116 more 5-star ratings with great reviews that preceded those. Out of 160 ratings total—not too shabby. Most apps with 160 ratings and 116 reviews have 10 or 100 times as many downloads as our little app.

Spirit Clinic

· Music ·

I spent the later part of last week engineering and recording violins for the new Kreeps LP ‘Spirit Clinic’.   Dom and I had worked on remix projects via mass.mvmnt a few years ago and strangely, he lives in the Northwest now (via Leeds & Detroit).

Kreeps has brought his version of night from Output Records to the soundtrack behind the button mashings of GTAIV and Red Dead Redemption.  I highly recommend dropping by Kreepsmusic.com to check out some music.

Spirit Clinic

DigiPen Contributes to Wellbody Academy Science Exhibit

· Design, Digital Culture, Interactive ·
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Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health and Wellness is the Pacific Science Center’s first new permanent exhibit in more than 10 years.

 

Titled “Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health and Wellness,” the 7,000-square-foot exhibit invites visitors of all ages to learn about everyday healthy living through a variety of interactive games and installations.

At the giant “Sneeze Wall,” a sensory combination of large, slow-motion video and overhead mist demonstrates the importance of covering up during sneezes and coughs. In another room, a sushi-belt conveyor system lets visitors build a virtual meal, using an interactive computer system that tallies up calories, fat, and other nutritional content.
Pacific Science Center – Wellbody Academy exhibit 2 Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health and Wellness is the Pacific Science Center’s first new permanent exhibit in more than 10 years.

For six of the interactive stations, DigiPen staff, faculty, and alumni worked with the center to provide to various art, animation, and design components.

“The whole idea of the interactive was just to get people to move.”

One of DigiPen’s main contributions was in creating the “Exergames” station, designed to encourage both physical activity and social interaction. As visitors move across a rectangular dance-floor-like surface, an infrared camera and projector system creates a series of colorful shapes and particles that track and follow individual bodies.

“The whole idea of the interactive was just to get people to move,” DigiPen senior executive Raymond Yan says. “It’s kind of like when I walk my kids across the street and you see those lines on the cross walk. My kids might hop from line to line. Or they don’t step on the crack. Or they do step on the crack.”

As opposed to creating a rigid story or set of rules for participants to follow, the exhibit was designed to be open to interpretation. The range of behavior it elicits is interesting to observe. Some groups of children, Yan says, start moving together in a circle — their individual particles spinning in accompaniment.

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Pacific Science Center – Wellbody Academy exhibit 3 “Tic-Tac-Ewww” challenges players to be the first to identify bad habits being shown on screen.

“For me, the cool thing is that you just do it,” Josh Warren, Exhibit Media Developer for the Pacific Science Center, says. “When new people come on, they kind of learn from one another.”
Some of the other stations built with DigiPen’s help included the animation work for a Professor Wellbody “Hygiene 101″ video, as well as a digital spin-wheel game in which participants match up various foods with their associated nutrients and health benefits.

“How do you create something that is going to compel them to stay a little bit longer?”

While the exhibit’s official Dec. 1 opening is still a few days away, a “beta launch” version has been open to the public since early November. That testing period has allowed Yan and others to tweak and refine the individual installations based on early audience behavior.

“It’s always a fine balance between providing the information that you’re trying to convey and realizing that with kids, their attention span is short,” Yan says. “So how do you create something that is going to compel them to stay a little bit longer?”
Pacific Science Center – Wellbody Academy exhibit The “Hygiene 101” video, which introduces the concepts of both harmful and helpful bacteria, was animated in Flash by DigiPen graduates.

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Pacific Science Center – Wellbody Academy exhibit The “Hygiene 101” video, which introduces the concepts of both harmful and helpful bacteria, was animated in Flash by DigiPen graduates.

In the case of the Exergames station, Pacific Science Center employees observed typical interaction times ranging from five to 20 minutes. In the museum business, Warren says, a standard exhibit will retain a viewer’s attention for only about a minute or two.

“What’s funny is when I came and observed, there were adults who were like, ‘What am I supposed to do?’ And I’d say, ‘Well, I don’t know. What do you think you’re supposed to do?’” Yan says. “But the kids, they just race out onto it and don’t even think about it.”

November, 2012 – http://news.digipen.edu/industry/digipen-contributes-to-wellbody-academy-science-exhibit/

Mantis

· Software

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I launched a Mantis server to track the launch and bugs of the Pacific Science Center ‘Wellbody Academy’ exhibit components.  We were using Basecamp during development and production but it isn’t an easy way to track problems and launch issues.  Basecamp thread turns into email thread turns into lost in your inbox thread.

After working with a variety of PM and tracker options – including a test install of RT – Mantis came out ahead.  Mantis allows for multiple teams, team members and independents to be on one system.  The system is easy to pickup and manage – the members of your team that are fans of Excel (and not webapps) will find some of their comforts as well.  Oh yeh, it’s also open source and easily transferable to another server or backed up.  Basecamp?  Not so much.

Check it out at http://www.mantisbt.org.