I found this week very frustrating. I spent so many hours just trying to get the dataset that I constructed to show up in p5 that, by the time I even had the smallest amount of success, all my ideas were unfeasible. For some reason I kept encountering this error that would endlessly loop my data. I followed Shiffman’s video exactly, even replacing his word in his data set with mine at some point. His data didn’t crash p5 and mine did, even if it was okayed by the json validator. See this video.
So now I have this. It’s really nothing like what I wanted. I need to take some time this weekend to start over. I don’t know why this has been so difficult. The visualization looks nothing like any of my ideas because, for some reason, I couldn’t read nested arrays which eliminated the possibility of anything I had in mind.
I tracked my thoughts over the course of a week. I had a nice, complex json file with nested arrays to categorize my thoughts. I wanted to make a sketch that represented them in bubbles and allowed you to pan over each one to read the thought.
I’m also frustrated because I feel like this class is completely one directional in terms of communication. Like, does anyone even read this? I would never know.