Dec 142014
Comingle wins Grand Prixx

Our new Dildo platform won a Grand Prixx award at Arse Elektronika  

Jan 062014
Digital Naturalism featured at MLA 2014 The Digital Naturalism project, “Living Lightning” was selected as a Critical Making project to be discussed at Chicago’s Modern Language Association 2014  conference.

Dec 032013
Standing Tree Desk

Here’s a tool I made for writing my dissertation in the field.

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:

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 282013
Light Up Wolf Medallion

I was commissioned by the University of Illinois to design and handcraft over 600 medallions as part of Deke Weaver’s Unreliable Bestiary performance project, “Wolf.” Flickr Documentation Here is the instructable which can explain how you can build your own:

Aug 022013
DM Analogue Retreat II

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

Jun 042013
Digital Naturalism

  I have been working diligently on getting up the website for my PhD research project in “Digital Naturalism.” Here is where I will be posting even more blog posts and updates about my current field research in Panama. visit to see it all!

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!

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!

Feb 282013
Discovery Channel features "Paint Pulse"

  The Discovery Channel’s segment, “Daily Planet” recently featured one of the project’s I worked on for DWIG, Paint Pulse. Check out the video (and see some weird guy telling you to get DIGIT@l)!

Jan 302013
BoingBoing features Magnetic Ant Painting

BoingBoing discovered a funny video I created last semester when experimenting with my Magnetic Ant Paint:

Andrew Quitmeyer All work is contributed to the public domain.