“Hacking the Wild” TV Show - I will be starring in a new Television series created for Discovery Networks called “Hacking the Wild.” It’s based loosely on my work during “Hiking Hacks” where I build interactive electronics entirely in the wilderness. The show airs on the Science Channel in the US start February 15, 2017. This first season features work inspired [...more]
Waterspace: Floating Makerspace in Philippines - In the Spring of 2016, I served as the American Arts Ambassador with the US State Department and ZERO1. The goal is to launch projects that support environmental health via technological with the community in Dumaguete (a town on the Island of Negros in the Philippines). There I headed up several initiatives and workshops targeting [...more]
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.
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 [...more]
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: http://www.plusea.at/?p=5385
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]