Tuesday, June 28, 2005

i had lunch w/ben + stefan

sagmeister asked me to lunch during a conference :http://web.mit.edu/i-m/conference.htm

and ben fry joined us. along with an astronomer and a mathematician.

yes. yes. a joining of the biggest modern brains in the world and you're wondering what i was doing there... as usual ... just pigging out on this $8.95 turkey cheese sandwich. they are friendly brains, sometimes with their egos hanging out to say hi too much. but overall a great experience...

and this was where the conference was held: http://www.getty.edu/visit/architecture.html

pretty darn scenic--overlook of all of LA.


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

java, processing ...

hi pinar, karen and all the others interrested by this topic...
i have no news from you pinar about the bookmarks, i hope you found it useful.
anyway, here's a bit more about processing (download the latest 0.91 version of early june):

processing (beta version): reference + vocabulary is a list of all the features/vocabulary in english - there's also a page in türkish, but it seems that the translation has been done for a previous version, so it's maybe not up to date (use the turkish reference carefully). However, apparently some functions used by java are not documented in processing but -from what i heard/understood- are still available. Processing add after all only a specific/prebuild library, and consequently just act like a /normal/ java compiler would act.

To use type, it's a bit tricky - you've got to generate fontfiles from within processing (menu: tools->create font / select the font / give it a name + select options / click ok - simple!) the fontfile is then generated inside the folder called "data" inside the sketch's folder. Then you've got to define a variable storing the fontfile reference:

PFont font_to_use;
font_to_use = loadFont("HelveticaNeue-Bold-48-2.vlw");

a few things i used also:


where textFont assign the use of a particular fontfile (stored in the variable font_to_use) and textMode

and then ... you can use it freely using x,y coordinates.

text(var_text , var_x , var_y);

there's also a tutorial to processing for the macromedia mind by Josh Nimoy - the former users of director/lingo may find it useful, the tutorial is an introduction to the basic concepts and difference between the two development environnement.

hope this may help some of you to go further

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

hu huuu(i dunno how to 2 say it in english)

hello world,
since may ,our blog seems a bit empty...so here i am with a long message to fill in this information gap.
Kadir Has University students are enjoying their summer holiday(including Bade & Onur;p).These lines imply my jealousy, till august i am stuck there, hope you guys r all enjoying summer,too.i don't want anyone among you,to be in my position.anyway...

I've started taking a course on Java. I am so puzzled, feel like a part of brain has been deep asleep for yrs, and now it's waking up. personally 'waking up' has always been a hard task for me, i have 2 alarm clocks plus 2 mobiles (& mum's calls;p)...well, back to the java issue, i need links,tips&tricks,experience,advice,opinions,to force my brain ...working on a mac how can you write most efficiently? what's the logic of writing codes? how can one combine coding and illustration ?etc...

huu huuuuu guys, are you there or am i the only idiot/psycho who spends a perfect summer dealing with such bullshit?