Below is my final project for my spring 2012 DCC class. It’s my first time trying to do advance things like green screen and such, so the quality isn’t the best, but hopefully you get a good understanding of what I’m trying to accomplish. From blowing up the White House to renaming restaurants and creating […]Read more "Tour DC the Hollywood Way: HDCC106 Final Project"
http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~schrist2/feedtheturtle https://twitter.com/#!/feed_the_turtle http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feed-the-Turtle/149730898466717?ref=ts Finding good food to eat on campus can be extremely difficult. There are many reasons why this is the case. For one, there are only so many choices offered at the diner- especially South Campus, and sometimes they’re just not good. Also, dining points and Terp Bucks can run out much faster […]Read more "Feed the Turtle: Group Project"
It took exactly a week, but I did it. I earned my first 10 dollars on Amazon Mechanical Turk ($12.98 to be exact!). Most of the tasks seemed pretty pointless, but I actually enjoyed doing a few of them. The majority of tasks required very little thinking, so I could do other things like watch […]Read more "Crowdsourcing: My experience with MTurk"
I have never been a dancer. I’ve taken tap and jazz classes before, and I’m trying to pick up ballroom dancing, but I’ve never really been able to find the rhythm. So imagine my horror when I found out we’d be having a dance competition in DCC. Then, I found out that the purpose of […]Read more "Using pseudo-codes to choreograph a dance routine"
We came into our algorithm planning meeting not really having any ideas and unsure of where to start. For about a half hour, we bounced ideas around but couldn’t decide how to execute anything. Then, one of our group members mentioned the idea of doing a dance. You could almost see the light bulbs turning […]Read more "Using algorithms to create a unique dance"
Editor’s note: The following article is based off of true events, but the quotes are fake. The name of the sorority mentioned has been changed. This citizen journalism article was written for a DCC project. College Park, MD – On a seemingly typical Saturday night, in the midst of frat parties and Route 1 nightlife, […]Read more "Knights shake up Greek life with ‘Sorority Caroling’"
Who am I on the Internet? Four years ago, I was just an anonymous web surfer. Now, if I Google my name, my accounts from different social networking sites appear, as do newspaper articles I wrote and my volleyball statistics. It’s fascinating but slightly creepy how many results pop up now compared to when I […]Read more "Project 3: Digital Footprint"
The second project sounded difficult enough: design a robot. No big deal. Inspired by my new interest in ballroom dancing and also by the sad, true story of a friend who once couldn’t find a dance partner, I designed the Ballroom Buddy. This specially designed robot not only knows virtually every type of ballroom dance […]Read more "Project 2: Ballroom Buddy"
Our first DCC project was to create a cut up. With rather vague instructions, I wasn’t exactly sure what to do, but I decided to cut up a newspaper article. I took the front page of the satirical newspaper, The Onion, and rearranged the three articles into one. The resulting story: All Experts Agree: Ongoing […]Read more "Project 1: Cut Up"