My name is Pei-Ning Yang (preferred to be called Cheryl). I am a second year MFA DT student. My focus right now is interactivity. I have a bachelor degree in communications and publishing.
I am taking this class because, first, the name of the class - "making toys" sounds too interesting for me to resist. Second, I have focused my previous school year on learning screen-based design and will like to try something different this year.
My favorite childhood toy is "play-dough".
Design degree from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
Lived for one year in Barcelona in order to do an intership at Metronom Electronic Arts Lab in Interface Design.
I'm originally from Bronxville, NY - just outside of NYC. I'll be graduating from the BFADT dept after this semester and have spent the last 3 1/2 years focusing my studies on web design/databasing, physical computing, and sound design. My interest in this class was mostly in wireless technologies, but I also look forward to ripping open toys and modifying them for my own sick purposes. Outside of school, I've played drums for the last 10 years in a few bands (www.gbandfree.com - one of them). My favorite childhood toys were definitely the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" action figures. See an article HERE on the more strange/rare figures from that collection. I both proudly and embarrassingly admit that I had all of them.
I was born and raised in the Cornhusker State. I received a BA in Studio Art (painting and printmaking) around the turn of the century, while residing in Minnesota. After wandering around for a few years, I returned to school, where I am currently working on my thesis (a stop-motion animation). Here's my school page (not exacltly up to date). I am taking the wireless toys class because I have been interested in wireless technology for quite a while now, though I know next to nothing about how it works...and I've always loved toys.
Favorite toy as a child: legos.
I am [Maibelle Y. Lin] and my friends usually call me [Mai]. My undergraduate degree was in advertising/marketing. My interest in this class is mostly in wireless technologies. Besides, I love things that people can play with such as toys and games so I signed in this collab!
My favorite childhood toy is "Go Fishing" and now I still like it. It's an interactive toy with a turning circle platform (keep turning unless you turn it off ) and lots of frogs/fish hide inside. People can use fishing poles with magnet to catch frogs/fish.
My background is web design. I took physical computing and inter-personal & p2p wireless course before. My favorite childhood toy is radio control toys such as car, boat, motorcycle and so on. This is why I am interested wireless. I hope I can build my own wireless toys some day.