Alex Carlson

Web / Game Developer

Alex Carlson is a development focused creative who builds accessible applications and games that provide new forms of interaction to the user. He is passionate about user experience and good development practices.

Resume Artist Statement

My Toolbelt

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Ruby
  • C#
  • d3.js
  • Three.js

Platforms

  • Arduino
  • Rapberry Pi
  • Android

Applications

  • Unity
  • Blender
  • Processing
  • TextMate
  • Sublime Text
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Procegen

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Procegen is an FPS Exploration game, the world is randomly generated around you, and destroyed behind you, every step forward is a new creation, every object generates sound, as you explore new land, a melody is composed by your movement.

http://acwd.me/procegen

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Shapescape

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A Web app that helps you turn your normal, boring landscape images (or images of any kind) into basically the same thing but with shapes laid over top.  idk, check it out.

http://acwd.me/mask

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Inkling

Inkling

Inkling is a little P5JS project I have been working on.  With the recent trend of video backgrounds on the web, I wanted to see what I had to bring to the table.  With this project you can paste in a youtube url and draw ink blots over the video as it plays.  Feel free to try the example video, as well as playing with your favorite youtube videos!

 

http://acwd.me/draw/

Inkling

Refuge

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Refuge was a 2 week long game jam I worked on for my Advanced Virtual Environments class. Assets provided by Chloe Wolfe, level design by Jon Robson

I handled the mechanics and put the thing together. The idea was to make a game based on the idea of Refuge. So we decided to have this home base that is the player’s only source of oxygen, so you have to keep returning to stay alive and survive. The goal is to improve your Refuge by gathering items out in the maze, as you bring items back, you are given extra oxygen to be able to explore further out.

http://acwd.me/refuge

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Sound

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This project focused on sound generation. I wanted to create a visually simple interface, that allowed you to focus on sound creation, but also be interested enough visually to create something, and this was the outcome of that exploration.

http://acwd.me/snd

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Imgur Roulette

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Imgur Roulette grabs a random image off of imgur every 5 seconds. This is another project that’s completely random, and I take no responsibility for the content within, view at your own discretion.

http://acwd.me/imgur

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Spirit Animal

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Spirit Animal is an experiment in translating code into sound, and complementing generated sound with image. You interact with your Spirit Animal by moving the cursor around the screen, this  uncovers tiles of various colors, outlining the mask of your Spirit Animal. As you hover over these tiles, a random tone will also play, creating a symphony of music to accompany your uncovering of the image.

http://acwd.me/spanimal

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Selfie Peepshow

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Selfie Peepshow was a project for Web and Screen, my idea was to get image data from an outside source that is beyond my control, and manipulate it in a fashion that changes it’s original meaning. With Selfie Peepshow, I am grabbing images from Flickr with the hashtag “selfie”, and loading them into this virtual keyhole, emulating a voyeuristic quality in the images.

Note: These images are being imported directly from Flickr and I have no control over what may show up. View at your own discretion.

http://acwd.me/selfie

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Wonton Tycoon

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Wonton Tycoon is a vanilla javascript cookie clicker clone.

http://acwd.me/wonton

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Verb the Noun

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VtN is a satire Metal band name generator; it features several fonts to choose from, and the ability to download your logo as a transparent .png.

Now on the Google Play Store!

http://acwd.me/verbthenoun

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Pollock

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Pollock is a Multiplayer First Person Shooter game that deviates from all the major themes and preconceptions that come with that title. Pollock is a game about making art through competition, subconsciously collaborating to create a collage of paint splatters in a three-dimensional environment.

The goal is to cover as much of the space as possible with your color of paint, your opponents have the same goal. Pressing escape will show the top-down view of the map, where you can see the outcome of your painting antics.

http://acwd.me/pollock

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Image > Sound

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Image>Sound is a project in converting data. The idea was to write an application that turns images into sound, and allows them to be played in an interactive way. In this project, each pixel your mouse hovers over, is converted from hex code into a frequency.

http://acwd.me/imagesound

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Live Wire

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Live Wire is a reimagining of a weather application, taking a more subtle approach, giving you the feeling of the current weather.

http://acwd.me/procegen

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P5JS Demo

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A P5.js Experiment, creating unique compositions with a defined retro color scheme, a sort of simple pattern generator.

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