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:

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.

Nov 282015
Wearable Studio Practice

From our experiences hacking in the wild, Hannah Perner Wilson and I have started building wearable portable infrastructure for hacking. Some quick examples we presented at Ubicomp 2015 and exhibited at Ars Electronica 2015 Wearable Studio Examples – Ubicomp 2015 from Andrew Quitmeyer More details right now on her post:

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!

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 232013
Living Lightning Firefly Project

  Critical Making workshop teaching basic physical computing skills while also exploring the biological system of Photinus pyralis and Pyrophorus noctilucus lightning beetles.   Presented at Critical Making forum: 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:

Andrew Quitmeyer All work is contributed to the public domain. 2015