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Languages - Language, written and spoken, has evolved alongside humanity and therefore many similarities between languages exist, especially those that are geographically located closer. What if such similarities could be leveraged to teach people a new language from the same or closely related language family? Such as teaching Greeks how to read & speak Russian?
Gaming & Casino Gaming - The mechanics and underlying principles of casino games are being applied to non-casino games such as mobile phone games - and vice versa. What makes casino games so addictive and how can those same mechanics be used for educational purposes, like teaching childen math & science or teaching adults new languages?
Education - Accepting and remembering new knowledge efficiently is one of the minds greatest mystery. Especially learning languages as one gets older. Why does the mind become so rigid and unwelcoming to new knowledge as we age? How can we reverse this?
The first realization I had during the card sorting exercise is that I simply have too many ideas I would like to pursue, some of which I didn't even have the chance to record. However, there are ideas that have always been at the top of my mind. Once I put it all on paper, I was able to see that the top 3 are closely related and all have applications to one another. In short, my main idea is a language learning tool that uses language similarities and gaming, particularly casino gaming, mechanics such as cards, slots, and other presentations of randomness.
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This project matters because we live in an increasingly global world and foreign language fluency is an asset more valuable now than ever before.
Furthermore, it highlights how there is more in common between cultures than one may be think, ultimately breaking barriers and uniting people of the world with the gift of MUSIC.
I am using Google Sheets as my ‘backend database’ to pull JSON data but the production version will need a fully capable database and CMS complete with security in order to support the kind of features I envision.
In short, I sync a single lyric line in 3 different language formats to the current time of the video and allow the lyrics to play along with the music video. There are also controls to navigate to the next or previous line. An optional webcam feature is available to help build confidence and as a exploration into my live online karaoke party room idea.
This project is intended for Adult speakers of the Indo-European family of languages looking to develop skills in another Indo-European language.
For future iterations, the project will support a larger variety of language families and enable one to learn languages within and across families.
Final project repo is available on GitHub
Interactive prototype share.proto.io/GHY657
NYU DataVis midterm project exploring the common words across 8 major languages
NYU DataVis final project exploring temperature variance of key world locations
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Random & semi-randomly generated dada poems using all English words and their frequencies
Toss the ball around as hard you can! Get points for each time the ball bounces off the wall
A digital version of a classical metronome using images and sounds sourced directly from the physical object
Desktop wallpaper. Get the full 1920x1080 version here