I build custom hardware and software, exploring interaction that is tangible, using homemade circuit boards, code, sound, and video.
“For Your Eyes Only” is an exploration of sculptural installations that combine physical objects with virtual ones, using augmented reality technology. Energy radiates and spurts out of sculptures, spreading and occupying the exhibition space. Copper rods, planted in the sculptures, show their potential electric energy, transmitting a flow of animated swirling particles while adding to the virtual experience sculptures that exist only in this magical world.
Active spectators divide their attention between the show and the screens of their phones. The boundary between the real environment and the virtual one blurs and blends into one.
–With sculptor Reuven Israel, and creative technologist Patrick Stefaniak.
Unity, Tango device
A quick demo of a concept proposal for a church. Visitors get to explore the church iconography. Tapping on virtual hotspots on the Tango-enabled tablet, pull up additional content, so visitors get to learn more about the depicted Saints. –With Patrick Stefaniak.
Unity, Tango device
With this precision app we’ve developed, we can dynamically layer a world using the smallest units increments, getting as precise as shooting laser beams from the tip of a drill. –With Patrick Stefaniak.
Unity, Tango device
“Gadgets for the Caveman” is an installation consisting of three gadgets that were created while envisioning an encounter of an early human with the world in its current cultural, environmental and technological state. Each gadget rethinks an element or a concept from everyday life and illustrates it for the caveman: a switch, a night lamp, and the idea of time. To assist the Caveman in making connections between today’s tools and his ancient ones, the gadgets are ancient-contemporary, meaning they use the advantages of today’s technology, combined with elements taken from the logic and materiality of the natural world that has dominated human existence for so long.
openFrameworks, Arduino, a variety of chips & sensors, Fritzing & EAGLE, PCB fabrication
“Facial Noise” uses facial expressions to generate and manipulate sounds. It explores the idea of the face as an interface, a control, that together with the sounds (designed by Ken Price) it generates turns into a tool of performance by the Butoh dancer Azumi Oe.
In Butoh, the face is being used by the performer as a mask, freed from social constraints. Made out of muscles, the facial expressions that are being portrayed by the performer are empty from any subjective emotions. The audience is the one that creates the relationship between the expression and the performer that delivers it, creating an emotional bond between the two.
FaceOSC (Jason Saragih, Kyle McDonald), openFrameworks (ofxFaceTracker), Max Jitter, Max MSP, Ableton Live, Mobiola (wireless video input), Monitor
A variety of drawing applications written in openframeworks: audio input, particle systems, vector fields, mouse interaction.
Audio-visual systems in openFrameworks
Keiko is a remote control. Rethinking the remote control, our group prototyped Keiko. Our concept was chosen to be fabricated and was shown in design spaces, festivals, and galleries all over the world.
–With Marisela Riveros and Frederico Andrade.
A Parsons MFA Design & Technology collaboration with EPFL+ECAL Lab.
3D Printing, Arduino, Branding and Animation
“Mobile Tones” is an interactive experience offering a new way to connect audiences and create a network through the act of creating a single melody.
–With Elizabeth Clare, Isaac Malca and Apon Palanuwech.
MAX MSP, Touch OSC for iOS
A dynamic light installation at Reverse Gallery, BK. Using MadMapper tool for lightmapping the corridor, TouchOSC app with template slides for colors and patterns, people at the show were able to control the installation’s mood live.
CultureHub Mappathon™, Reverse Space.
MadMapper, Modulate, TouchOSC
In “Algo lights” an array of LEDs respond to different drawing tools or particle systems apps. Drawing on the one-pixel horizontal line is immediately translated into the LED stripe, creating a dynamic spectacle of lights.
Collaboration with Catalina Cortazar.
Algo class finals: Zach Lieberman
Soundtrack: Atom TM
TLC5940 chips, LEDs arrays, openframeworks, Arduino
Printed circuit board and shields. Planning & Fabrication.
Fritzing & EAGLE, PCB Laser Printer, a variety of chips, soldering, hardware testing & debugging.