- YouTube, but on an Old TV - 2021
- At the beginning of the year, I found an old CRT TV set sitting on the side of the street, amongst a pile of other things that its previous owner was trying to get rid of. The TV immediately stood out to me because of its classic woodgrain style, and I knew I had to take the TV and find some sort of a project for it. The eventual result was a delightfully low-quality viewing experience. Unfortunately, my home network setup is a bit of a bottleneck at the moment, so the stream is quite choppy. My eventual goal is to have this exist as an ambient background listening/viewing experience.
- I'm really entertained by the idea of getting old and new forms of media to operate with one another, and saw this TV as an opportunity to explore this idea. I purchased an HDMI-to-RF modulator so that I could connect modern devices to the TV, and set connected an old Chromecast to the TV. From there, I wrote a simple little python script that uses Castnow to play YouTube videos (downloaded locally via youtube-dl) on the TV.
- Finally, I pointed an old iPhone at the TV screen and installed an IP camera app to create a local RTSP stream. I take that stream and then use FFmpeg to loop some surprisingly vibey music on top and stream the whole thing to Twitch. It isn't a 24/7 stream, but I do pull up some random videos and play them on the old TV from time to time.
- NASA Perseverance Rover Landing - Watching YouTube but it's on an old TV
- A full writeup of my process, including example code and stream configurations, is forthcoming.
- Needs More JPEG - "Hey There Wisconsin" Podcast
- I created this short audio podcast as part of Eric Hoyt's "Digital Media Production for Graduate Students" course. The purpose of the assignment is to communicate my research in an audio format rather than the traditional written article style. The goal was to create a podcast episode to explain the significance of our work to an everyday Wisconsinite. Much academic writing is highly specific to one particular community (other academics) which can create disconnects between researchers and broader communities. By communicating scholarship in additional formats, including the audio podcast, we can make our work more relevant to wider audiences.
- In this podcast episode, I briefly describe one of my recent papers which considers low-resolution images and degradation of image quality when sharing memes.
- Eugene Snapchat Geofilter - 2017
- I had originally created this simple vector graphic for the 2017 UO Zero Waste Screenprinting Workshop. Several months later, I decided to modify the image to match Snapchat's guidelines for community filters. I resized the graphic, and inverted the colors - and submitted it for the Eugene area.
- I had submitted my design not expecting it to ever be accepted and appear within the app, so I was pleasantly surprised to see other users beginning to use the graphic that I had designed and submitted.
- SOJC Majors Night - Media Studies - 2016
- Each Fall, the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication holds a Major's Night event to showcase the various programs that it offers: Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Studies. The event is targeted at Freshman and other undeclared students who might want to pursue a degree in the SOJC.
- I designed “Break the Hegemony” stickers that we distributed to students, as well as a short video to display on a loop during the event.
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