Unlimited SD Card Backup in the Field Mod - Modification for backing up precious data in harsh conditions with limited power. Worked great in Madagascar!
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 [...more]
Comingle Launches the Mod: Open Source Dildo Platform - Our first main project launched our crowdfunding campaign!
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/
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 [...more]
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:
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!
Digital Reading List - The weapons of the digital academic are: A bookscanner Scantailor (opensource software) Calibre (opensource software) A hacked nook Determination for searchable, comment-able digital information The program in which I am pursuing my PhD is quite loosely structured, allowing for an unparalleled amount of freedom. We do have a few basic requirements, such as creating your [...more]
Paint Pulse - For one of our main projects in the Digital World and Image Group, we created an artifact for digital / physical electromagnetic water painting. Inspired by the ancient Turkish marbling technique, Ebru (“Cloud Painting”), and the Japanese technique suminagashi, we developed digital tools, such as an electromagnetic stylus, rake to manipulate the design of floating magnetic [...more]
Bio-Inspired Design - In Fall 2012 I was able to join Georgia Tech’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design to participate in their interdisciplinary course. The experimental class brings together biologists, engineers and physical scientists who seek to facilitate research and education for innovative products and techniques based on biologically-inspired design solutions. The participants of CBID believe that science [...more]
Ascent - To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability (GVU) Center at Georgia Tech, several large-scale interactive artworks will be presented, including Ascent. Ascent is meant to evoke the spectacle of World’s Fairs’ hot-air balloon flights, as well as reflect the dynamic nature of current innovative research in the GVU Center, all with a [...more]
Ants Secret Code – Reveal - Earlier, I posted a video of leafcutter ants claiming that it contained a secret code. Well it’s true! Here’s how to crack the code, and how I encoded my messages in the first place. Deciphering The astute observer may take note that the ants carrying leaves only travel in one direction (towards the nest). In [...more]
Nitinol Weave - Hair inserts which incorporate triggerable memory wire.
My Tortoise Loves Me - Idea for building relationship with my pet tortoise.
Subway - Subway is a participatory multi-located activist art project. It builds on the mediation of a dance performance by breaking a video apart into its image frames; creating a photo app in Android to re-use these frames as guides for a frame-by-frame reenactment; and finally reassembling the collected images into a new video. Through the [...more]