Jan 302017
"Hacking the Wild" TV Show

I will be starring in a new Television series created for Discovery Networks called “Hacking the Wild.” It’s based loosely on my work during “Hiking Hacks” where I build interactive electronics entirely in the wilderness. The show airs on the Science Channel in the US start February 15, 2017. This first season features work inspired by my PhD research into Digital Naturalism put into play as “survival” tools for building technology in the wilderness.We spent 6 months filming the show in different locations from tropical islands, to swamps, to glaciers! Watch episodes here! https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/hacking-the-wild/

Jan 302017
Waterspace: Floating Makerspace in Philippines

In the Spring of 2016, I served as the American Arts Ambassador with the US State Department and ZERO1. The goal is to launch projects that support environmental health via technological with the community in Dumaguete (a town on the Island of Negros in the Philippines). There I headed up several initiatives and workshops targeting citizen science, environmental cleanup, interactive art, data visualization, and novel recycling methods. I also led the video and print documentation teams working to share these ideas. Overall, this massive project was a non-stop whirlwind of activity with dozens of core participants resulting in a mesh of cultural, technological, and environmental intersections. This How-to article gives detailed […more]

Dec 312015
Silc Circuits: Conductive Silicone

I created a new type of DIY conductive rubber. I openly published all the details along with several projects to get designers imaginations pumping.

Dec 212015
PhD Expedition in Make Magazine

Our Madagascar Hiking Hack was highlighted in the recent Make Magazine article about Makers and Explorers . Full online article here: http://makezine.com/2015/10/20/4-ways-amateurs-are-advancing-maker-style-exploration/

Nov 282015
American Art Ambassador (Philippines 2016)

I was lucky to be elected the American Art Ambassador to the Philippines by the US State Department in conjunction with Zero1 Art and Technology Network. The goal is to lead new media workshops to foster environmental awareness and utilization of local crafting techniques. As they state: The selected U.S. artists team up with youth and underserved populations, through country-based partnerships, to inspire creative ideas for community engagement through art programs.American Arts Incubator awards microgrants to community-driven digital media or mural arts projects proposed by artist teams who reside in each overseas community. I will be in the Philippines throughout Spring 2016 running various projects and documenting the work.

Jan 132015
Madagascar Dissemination Lab

Dr. Brian Fisher and I have launched “Dissemination Lab.” An exploratory project to design new forms of sharing biological fieldwork using digital DIY technology. We will also be joined by Hannah Perner-Wilson, the badass hacker and e-textiler! Check it out for more info! The journey will include another Hiking Hack to a mountain in the south of the Island! We start February 13, 2015! http://www.fisherlab.org/dissemination-lab.html

Dec 142014
Comingle wins Grand Prixx

Our new Dildo platform won a Grand Prixx award at Arse Elektronika https://www.comingle.io/  

Jan 062014
Digital Naturalism featured at MLA 2014

http://dtc-wsuv.org/wp/mla14-critical-making/ The Digital Naturalism project, “Living Lightning” was selected as a Critical Making project to be discussed at Chicago’s Modern Language Association 2014  conference.

Nov 062013
Digital Media Analogue Retreat III

On November 1, I held our third annual “Analogue Retreat” in the woods for people from my digital media program. It gave us a chance to discuss digital design outside the traditional structures built into most digital media. It also offered first hand encounters for envisioning technology use in new natural contexts. One of the highlights was using our laser pen, some duct tape, and a syringe to create a projection microscope for playing with shadow puppets and microbes! Full set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8560499@N02/sets/72157637291594973/

Oct 062013
Cybiotic Interaction Class

For Fall 2013, I was permitted to create my own interaction design class for undergraduates. Following my research, we explore interactive feedback systems between digital and biological behaviors. We will cover user-centered and scenario-based design techniques, wireframing, performative prototyping and the Arduino as a prototyping platform. We will create cybiotic interfaces, which couple sensing/input with actions/output between digital and living systems. Class Documentation Website

Aug 022013
DM Analogue Retreat II

DM Analogue Retreat II, a set on Flickr. This is a test of sharing from Flickr

Apr 152013
Legacy Award

I recently received the Ivan Allen College Legacy Award. The Legacy Awards honor faculty and students whose lives and work embody the spirit of Mayor Allen. 2013 winners were announced at the Founder’s Day Awards Celebratory Program March 13. The awards are supported through the generosity of Col. Stephen and Mrs. Pamela Hall. I will get to use this money to partially fund my research trip to panama over the summer! http://www.iac.gatech.edu/news-and-events/annual-founders-day/legacy-award-winners

Feb 282013
Paint Pulse Wins Instructables Grand Prize

My instructable for our DWIG project, Paint Pulse, just won the Instructables Design Challenge Grand Prize. This prize comes with a new EOS M camera, Macbook, and our very own LASER CUTTER! http://www.instructables.com/contest/design2012/

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