Probably the most impactful realization I've had since coming to Intel is that I want to be a creative coder when I grow up. My absolute dreamest job would be to build interactive digital art pieces/installations, and I know it's possible, because there are people out there doing it. The downside is that it's an exteremely niche market. It's like Tech Art or Concept Art on steroids, that is, people want to do it, moreso than the number of positions available.
As daunting a challenge is it may seem, I have a particular set of skills, skills that will only partially help me achieve my new position through poise and audacity. To this, I must now add resolve (guess both of those movies and I'll...i dunno buy you a shot next time i see you). My resolve is that I need to get the rest of the skills required for this sort of work, and in the process maybe build some simple starting out pieces. As i mentioned in my previous post, the big skill I feel like I'm lacking is not a technical one, but an artistic one. Taking a step back from visualizing tweets, I decided to go even simpler and visualize some simple data-over-time type sets. So, armed with pygame, I settled on visualizing periodic functions (sine and cosine in this case), and decided to see what I could come up with.