Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 35: Goodbye, and Thanks for All the Pizza

It's been a fun ride. I hope you enjoyed following my blog as much as I did working here at RIT.

Thanks for reading! And to the future interns reading this, I hope you enjoy yourselves as I much as I did.

- Ian Gooding

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 34: The Final Countdown

Today I helped the Insight Lab do a demo of our projects to some freshman students.

The highlight for today was having all the interns practice and review our presentations. Mine was met with minimal criticism and some possible ideas for expansion, which I did throughout the day. Now that we've done a practice session, I'm feeling even more confident going into tomorrow, although it's a little sad to see this whole thing coming to a close.

Regardless, hope to see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 33: Approaching The End

After finishing up my presentation for our dry-runs tomorrow, I had some time to do a few other things.

- I made a sign for the presentations
- Did some art in my freetime
- The interns decided to do a gift exchange and I was given a sketch notebook and some graphite pencils. Hopefully this will push me to do more art of paper in my free time...

First to present tomorrow, hope it goes well! I've got a good Powerpoint and have summarized everything I need to say. Now it's just the execution.


This may look bad, but I intentionally did this. I converted a .png (image) into a .txt (text) file and ran it through Wordpress, and re-saved it as a image. Makes cool glitch images.

Below was just for fun. Abstract. Reminds me of fractal geometry in some ways.
And here's the sign you'll be seeing if you come to watch our presentations this Friday. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day 32: Manual Labor Proves Inescapable

Today I got to talk with my adviser about finishing up my work and my presentation, but the majority of the day was spent doing more labor.

John and I (as well as a few other interns here and there) had to move everything from one room down two floors to a new one. There was an unbelievable amount of furniture, electronics, and crap in general. This took from about 10:30 to 5:00, although we took a 30 min pizza break for lunch.

I'm really tired right now, but I'm looking to make sure everything is ready for Friday.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Day 31: Nearing Completion

Today I spent all my time finishing up my PowerPoint that I'll be presenting this Friday at 9:00. Apparently I'm going to be the first intern to present, but I don't really feel nervous about it.

So far I'm really happy with the PowerPoint, I just need to practice my speech a bit and get the timing worked out.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 30: Presentation Work Continues

Repeat of yesterday. Final BBQ. Nothing much to say today, enjoy some more pictures.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 29: Presentation Work

Besides doing a little more experimenting with the Leap Motion, I began serious work on my final presentation today. I'm currently debating to go classic bullet-point style or spending the time to make cleaner, unique slides and prepare a little more. I'm feeling the latter.

Here's two quick paintings I did using Leap Motion (never used a mouse!):

And here's an example slide: