I created a new type of DIY conductive rubber. I openly published all the details along with several projects to get designers imaginations pumping.
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.
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: http://www.plusea.at/?p=5385
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/