Vicci Ho is a writer, film programmer and producer. She has written for Variety and worked for film festivals across the globe, including Toronto International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and directed the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.  She is the President of Janitor Interactive: a production company specializing in games.

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Tangible, all the way

As I am typing this blog out on my laptop, I am thinking about how the past few weeks have made me re-evaluate a lot of what I have been thinking about technology. The most significant thing I believe I have learned to understand is just HOW MUCH goes into making something as simple as a typing keyboard work. Between the construction, the different components, serial communication and even the programming that must be involved, is mindblowing. Personally, I am a big advocate for tactile and tangible design, and the past few weeks have not made me change my idea, in fact, I think it only made me appreciate it even more. As I was working with building circuits and building prototypes over the past few weeks, even with the little understanding that I have of what is , making the arduino speak to it, and watching something happen when I press a button reinforces WHY I like how things are tangible. When something I physically built is working, and I can interact with it physically, it still makes me feel much more satisfied that seeing a code run on my computer. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but ultimately, I still have more affinity with something that exists in the physical world than something that exists purely in the digital realm.

Mid-term Project

Week 1 Web