Gin{fographic}

Finally: The finished thing

Time got away from me, so I haven’t been blogging, just working hard to finish the end product. And, it’s done! I’m exhausted, relieved and delighted with what I have achieved, but looking at the whole thing from start to finish, I really wish I could have done more. I’m not sure if those are expectations i’m imposing on myself, or wether the project actually delivers, I guess we will.. Read More

Flavour Workshop: The Results

The FoAM open day was excellent, we had a great turnout and a good collection of people partook in the flavour workshop. I set up a table in the studio for the flavour testing. On one placemat were the flavoured jellies and the other, my palate testers (I went for tahini as the final component in the end, as this is a tricky one to pick up, and everyone loves.. Read More

Research: Flavours

Please visit this page, or you won’t understand what i’m talking about: http://ginfographic.chez.io/research/workshop Relevant Code (Views) Relevant Code (Template) I loved collating these results, and there are some interesting patterns in the responses. I hope this is a webpage that people will visit and find easy to use, and find some interest in the results and the similarities or differences between them. Maybe I could incorporate this into my final.. Read More

API: I’m making one, and why

It’s been a week or so since I’ve worked on this project, and during a tutorial with Angus, he stressed that it was important to actually start making things. I’ve never generated images with python before, and while i’ve worked quite a lot with SVGs, for now it seems to cumbersome to use to start drafting ideas, so instead i’ve decided to work with Processing. It’s really fantastic for generating.. Read More

Wine: Whine

Hello I have been super busy creating a system to analyse the words used to describe wine. I also want to analyse the words used to describe gin, but wine flavour descriptions are more available and varied, the copywriting of which has become quite an art as we try to figure out which wine to pair with food. Unlike wine, gin isn’t really paired with food, although I am sure.. Read More

Processing: Initial Flavour Implementations

I’m really enjoying Processing. I’m enjoying thinking about the end product too, basically, it feels possible, but I don’t think i’ll be able to create the closed system I wanted to. My database is on my server, my final piece is going to be on Processing, there will be no user data or profiles but i’m starting to think… that’s okay. Part One! A nod to the original Ginfographic idea,.. Read More

Processing: Initial Flavour Implementations 2

Part Two! Immediately after leaving my tutorial with Angus, I set to work on depicting the actual flavours. I wanted this to be more locative as opposed to entities relying on their shape or colour representation, as my final application is going to be an experience of the flavours without getting too caught up in semiotics, though it could be said that location is symbolic in itself. Shape, however, can.. Read More

IoT: A Consideration

Back in November, I travelled to Sweden for a little break from the metropolis that is Falmouth. It was amazing to get away and experience the cities i’ve read so much about, but mostly it was incredibly inspiring and motivational for my work. We trundled upon the Tekniska Museet, at the time they were celebrating our new revolution in interactivity, I was humbled to see such pieces as “The Treachery.. Read More

Sarah: Flavours caught by Movement

Sarah Homewood is an interactive designer and a dancer and synaesthetic and generally excellent. I have been considering synaesthasia as a phenomenon throughout my project, but it didn’t emerge into anything until I asked Sarah to dance to flavours for me, and she divulged that she is synaesthetic. Synaesthasia is another level of subjectivity, as with everything we experience as a human, there is not much commonality between such things,.. Read More

Gin: Particle Engine

Particles, thanks to Daniel Shiffman of Processing fame, aren’t so scary after all. I adapted one of the sketches from his Nature of Code book and applied it to my existing framework. That’s jumping ahead of myself slightly, firstly I created small particle clouds in the general locations of the taste bud locations in my earlier sketch. Apologies for the horrendous quality, I didn’t expect to move on from this.. Read More