Archive for April, 2007

Tiny Trace by Florian

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Florian Jenett attacks again, this time augmenting the Tiny Icon Factory with an interesting way of tracing vector drawings over the collection of icons, and enabling download in SVG format. His Tiny Trace tool is a good example of how you can combine the search API developed by Brent during IAP this winter with new ways of using icon data to generate graphics.

tiny_trace.png

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Picture XS

Friday, April 13th, 2007

My first Rails application. It only took me like a year to make one. It is a simple anonymous picture aggregator that features a tag system to organize the content in a picture-word network. Its architecture is as lightweight as possible to let the user look at pictures (or collect them) in the most direct possible way.

Several friends and I have been testing it from around a month and I have decided to put it out thanks to Brent’s wise advice, even though it is still incomplete. You can play with it here:

http://pixs.media.mit.edu/

I am working on adding pagination for the picture grid in the frontpage, and a reasonable way of sorting-browsing-searching through the tags.

picturexs_0.jpg

Meet Jun Sato

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

I made an icon of Jun Sato for Jun Sato. The icon features blissful Sato and Happy Sato. There are plans for making Sato surprised and angry Sato. Jun Sato is the Visiting Scientist from the Toshiba Corporation at the PLW this year. He is responsible for integrating the Creative Commons Licensing system in OpenStudio. He is currently working on a secret project that involves secret stuff and features my icon.

mister_sato_2.png