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.

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. http://dtc-wsuv.org/wp/mla14-critical-making/  

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 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 DigitalNaturalism.org to see it all!

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