Final 4th Project

Posted: October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Ideas for final project

The link above is along the lines of what I want to do for this year’s final project.

What I want to do is a UI for a children’s hospital, using children’s senses of touch i.e. if the child touches a soft fluffy fabric they hear a nice swooshing/whooshing sound or maybe a cat purring and projections on a wall.

The idea came to me after watching a video of an installation designed by Jason Bruges I was recently down in Crumlin Children’s hospital and found that although they did have drawings and paintings on the walls, they did not have anything interactive.

That was my idea, now for a group, after listening to others ideas and what they wanted to do for a final project, myself, Amanda, James, Aoife and Aisling formed a group based on what we each wanted to do.

Straight away we found a quiet room and brainstormed and we came up with some really good ideas, all involved helping people in one way or another.


Portfolio reasearch and progress

Posted: September 26, 2013 in Uncategorized


I think the first thing I need to do for my portfolio is design a logo, the main focus of my portfolio is going to be 3D so I think a 3D logo would be a nice start.


I have designed a logo in 3ds Max, I used a moving camera and lights and made a short movie of the logo. On viewing the movie, I decided that maybe a movie wasn’t the right approach for a logo.( I started to think that a static logo would work better for my portfolio. With the static logo, I could have it as a rollover and make it do a 360 as the mouse is dragged over it.

3d will be the theme for Home page. will I use links to the 3d work I have designed or will I have the movie’s on screen ready to play? I could use the 3d images I have already made and place them around the home page?

Here are some portfolio sites I liked.

Portfolio Sites I did like like the way it stays on home screen and everything is there for you like the start page layout wording just made me want to check it out liked the icons at top of page home/gallery layout

Here are some portfolio sites I didn’t like.

Portfolio Sites I didn’t like site moves on its own Liked the start but not so keen on the rest of site layout inconsistency yuck

After looking up some portfolio sites, I got to thinking an interactive site might be the way to go, not to much interaction, as some of the sites I looked at had, in my opinion, to much movement and where hard to follow.

Here are some sketches and ideas I have been thinking about.

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When I started to draw out what I wanted I knew it wasn’t what I wanted after all, I have decided that it would be best to showcase all my work and not only the 3d projects. I figured that if I want to show people what I can do I should show everything and not only one aspect of what I can do.

Building my site, my first thought on building the site was Adobe Flash, as I have used Flash before and felt comfortable with it. When speaking to class mates and lecturers, I decided that Flash might not be the way forward. I began thinking about using Processing, this, I dismissed quite quickly, because it would mean coding the whole website and would take me to long to complete.

The program I will be using to build my site will be Adobe Muse, I have decided to use Muse because there is no need to code anything and will be much quicker for me to build a website. Muse is like a mix of Photoshop and Flash(without the coding in Flash).

Online Activism

Posted: May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Online Activism

Online Activism, what is this? “Internet activism (also known as online activism, digital campaigning, digital activism, online organizing, electronic advocacy, cyberactivism, e-campaigning and e-activism) is the use of electronic communication technologies such as social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, YouTube, e-mail, and podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communications by citizen movements and the delivery of local information to a large audience. Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising, community building, lobbying, and organizing.”

Online Activism is a much more efficient way for activist to control protests and move people to different places without the authorities finding out about it. If you take the London riots, and the way they used social media to their advantage. This is a good example of how the internet can be used for Online Activism.

The dark side of the Internet

Does the internet have a dark side? Bloody right it has a dark side! Where do I start, online bullying, perverts, sickos meeting people and murdering them, do I need to go on?

Philip Markoff, A.K.A. the craigslist killer met women on craigslist and befriended them and in real life met up with them and murdered them.

Online bullying might not sound too bad, but in fact it has killed in Ireland and one such case is of Shannon Gallagher (15) was found dead in Co Donegal last night just months after her sister Erin (13) took her own life.

Perverts online, there have been so many instances of perverts online. Some collaborating with other perverts swapping images and discussing ways to improve tying kids up and so on.

(Enough about that L)

Censorship of the Internet

Posted: May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Censorship of the Internet

Right let’s have a look at this, “Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the internet.”

What would happen if this happened in Ireland? Well I think if this happened, you would see more people out on the streets protesting, compared to the few that have been protesting about taxes.

The government in China have censored the internet and when asked why they think they can do this they simply said, they have the right to do it inside their own border.

CM3 Viral

Posted: May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

I was on the creative lead of the viral, in our first meeting not everyone from the team could attend. So the few that where there decided to incorporate both ideas into one (music and game). The idea we came up with was.

Mario Jukebox Racing

Four drivers, each with a theme song that they will be lip singing in close up/over the shoulder shots that are edited in through out the race (in the style of ‘the Stig’ from Top gear. The example just happens to be Morse code but you get the idea).

The rest of the video will be built up of shots from various angles of the race, all the while having members of the class stationed as the crowd ‘singing/vocalizing’ the bizarre theme song that plays during races in the Mario Kart game. (this gets everyone on screen and if orchestrated well, will sound great)

The vid starts with the game-like selection of driver, 3… 2… 1… Upon GO, three drivers head the correct way, the fourth (one of our french students) goes the opposite, later to crash in a head on collision with another driver, angrily shouting in french with English subtitles explaining that the Irish drive on the wrong side of the road.

As in the game, there are question mark boxes that when collected supply driver with bananas/speed/etc. BUT, this is also to be how the driver collects their theme song, thus ‘Mario Jukebox’ the Q. mark boxes would appear to randomly select a song but of coarse this is pre-planned.

Drivers songs:
1. Circle of Life – The Lion King
2. Opera (production, take your pick)
3. Rollin – Limp Bizkit
4. Stereotypical Indian song, ding a ling a ling a ling a, ding a ling….

This was the post that we put up onto the CM3 Facebook page, and then the cribbing and moaning started everybody giving out about everything. I had enough and said that we would have another meeting on the in college and whatever the whole team came up with would be the one we where going ahead with. Meeting day came and the whole team turned up this time and we used my whiteboard markers to take notes in one of the lecture rooms.

We decided that we would use coloured powder to through at each other. The start of the video would have maybe five students stating that they were Business study students etc and then the camera would turn to a creative media student and then the fun would start.

Really not sure how but we ended up with something that we all agreed on. It still need to be ironed out a little but we had the main parts finished. We decided to hold another meeting and this time we had some of the production team with us, to make sure what we where purposing could be done within the time frame. All the while we where communicating through Facebook coming up with ideas for songs etc.

The video was looking good, well better than everyone giving out about nothing. That is what we done for the video, came up with the idea and passed it onto the production team it took a lot of effort to get it done but we succeeded and everyone on the creative team where well and truly involved in the video you can see this for yourself at……….


I believe Porn has had a big impact on western culture because of the way it has our children thinking about sex and what they think it is supposed to be all about. Children in Ireland are growing up in a different world than the one I grew up in where sex education was only really starting to be the norm i.e. watching a cartoon with bunnies in it.

Today children have access to an abundant amount of pornographic images, videos websites all very easy to access all they need to do is click their mouse and hey presto a dildo or whatever the want to look at or watch.

This is leaving an impression with them about sex; I believe that porn is putting an unwanted amount of pressure on our children to be the first in their group to have sex try different things during sex (like the videos they have been watching on the internet).

Porn is leaving children with the impression that you must have sex and do it this way and they think they “love” each other if they have sex, this is really untrue sex is physical and can show affection, but love is so much more than just a physical relationship children need to be thought that love is everything about their partner not just the good things but also the bad and standing by their partner through all the bad times with the good.

This is pressure children do NOT need in their lives especially during school years where this kind of pressure will have an effect on their studies.