collaboration with Nik Hanselmann
inkjet prints,book, custom software and hardware
presented at McDonough Museum of Art (Youngstown, OH), Digital Arts Research Center (Santa Cruz), Porter Faculty Gallery (Santa Cruz), Padlock Gallery (Philadelphia), 2009/2010

Everydatum is a series of abstract data visualizations based on sensor data collected using a custom built sensor placed in the Sesnon Gallery. They have taken the form of inkjet prints, a hand bound book, and real time online animations.






Mobile Sensor

collaboration with Nik Hanselmann
custom software and hardware, hacked cell phone, 2009

Expanding on our everydatum project, we created a mobile sensor that broadcasts light levels and accelerometer data to an online database via text message. The visualization below was created by running around for five minutes:




Technical notes from Nik’s site: Using the code and tips from this google code page Nick and I adapted our plotting code from everydatum for use with live sensor readings. The Motorola c168i is great for hacking due to the ease of serial communication through its headphone jack.

Our prototype used an Arduino to parse and send accelerometer data to the c168i. The cellphone then used an SMS-to-email gateway to send us emails, which then was automatically parsed by a python script and put into a mysql database. Our Processing app then read the data, producing sketches based on the movement received from the accelerometer.




custom software
presented at, The Lab (San Francisco), 2009 and Things That Are Possible, Digital Arts Research Center, 2010

silhouettes is a video game that allows two players to interact in virtual space and work together to achieve goals in the game. The game uses video processing technology which allows players to use their bodies to control an on-screen avatar as they attempt to achieve a high score.






Invisible City

software, 2012

Firefox recently added a tool that visualizes the code of a webpage in 3-D, allowing you to spin it around, zoom in, and click on individual elements. Using jQuery, I began creating a cityscape of sorts which can only be viewed in the 3-D mode:

You can play with it online if you have the latest version of Firefox: Right-click, select “Inspect Element”, then click on the 3D button.


trig one-liners

software, 2011
Inspired by Robert Hodgin’s Introduction to Cinder, I started experimenting with animated patterns using trigonometry functions in Processing.js. The size of the circles are calculated by a single line of code which uses their x,y position and an angle variable that is incremented over time. Here’s one of them: “ellSize = sin(x*y+angle)*7 + cos(angle)*8;”. Things got pretty op-arty! Click to cycle through different patterns:


Grey/Blue, Grey/green

inkjet prints, custom software, 2009

Grey/Blue is the first 35 minutes of
the movie Grey Gardens arranged by
the color blue.

Grey/Green is the first 35 minutes of
Grey Gardens arranged by green.



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