Modification for backing up precious data in harsh conditions with limited power. Worked great in Madagascar!
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
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/
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/
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