Creatures is an interactive installation that simulates the appearance of life and explores individual and emergent group behaviors in the context of an artists interpretation of a coral reef.
Lamp (aka Lampthropomorphism) is an investigation in imbuing objects with life and personality. By bringing life to Lamp, the viewer/player is prompted to interact with a ordinary object in a magical way. In this case, the lamp is shy and will turn off when you make eye contact.
Autonomous Art examines the split between physical and digital and attempts to blur the lines. Physically identical robots are outfitted with colored dots and different encoded personalities and let loose in an art arena where they are tracked by the computer which generates digital strokes and paths based on their movement. Where is the art coming from? Who is the artist? Is it the code? The robot? Me?
The propagation of content sharing on social media has drastically changed the way that we experience the news. Instead of going directly to complete and curated primary sources we are fed through secondary sharing and predictive content algorithms. While this is convenient for casual online browsing, the news that is delivered in this system tends to be highly trend-driven, extremely biased, and narrow in topical scope. To address this issue of unbalanced news consumption and general lack of erudite knowledge, I created a browser extension called Round.
Round is a tool to help users cultivate a well-rounded point of view. A Chrome extension that tracks online news consumption habits and provides easy to read quantitative feedback as an impetus for self-change.
Round can be downloaded here: ROUNDOUT.ME
Some thoughts after the election of Donald Trump:
Is has been further observed in the context of the 2016 Presidential Election that the echo chamber of opinions and news (real and fake) fostered by Facebook is becoming an increasing issue both socially and politically. Citizens of the United States are inundated with news that spreads fear and misinformation about the 'other', further polarizing political engagement and blurring the true issues. Actual problems and news stories are hidden beneath the deluge of sensationalist content.
I reflect daily on the reasons that I was lead to create Round as my thesis, and wish I could have taken it further into the realm that I prototyped earlier in my process, rounding out political viewpoints as well as general topics. At this point I have no real solution to the toxic and false community that Facebook has had a singular part in creating, and because of that I have decided to leave the platform in order to pursue personal healing and better news sources.
Red Baron Ink is a tattoo shop in NYC's East Village, see their work on Instagram @rbitattoo.
Created after a long day filled with trolls on the internet, Head Haiku is a tool for you release frustration and spend time meditating over poetry generated from your velocity at which your face hits the keyboard. To use, open site Head Haiku and smush your face into the keys.
Red Bull After Dark is a speculative project developed for the Red Bull Hackathon at Parsons School of Design. The prompt was to define the meaning of Radical Package by utilizing Red Bull's iconic can design in an innovative way.
Our team's idea of a radical package was the combination of Safe Sex and Sexual Energy. Vodka + Red Bull cocktails are a widespread and popular beverage and can lead to some fun and sexy times. By combining every Red Bull with a special condom we can encourage youths to purchase condoms and partake in safe and consentual sex. The technology embedded in the condom tracks movement, among other things, and is transmitted via RFID to the Red Bull servers at which your own personal Red Bull Sexy Song is generated from your data. The combined data of cities is tracked and cities are pitted against each other to see which city has the biggest Package. Winning cities have their data transformed into a public art installation so they can celebrate how safe and sexy they are.
Red Bull After Dark was a winning concept in the Radical Package Hackathon but was not further developed by Red Bull.
Taking a fresh look at the needs of brightly colored party-size sunglasses wearers. Don't those lenses get in the way at the most inconvenient moments? Well, these Sunglasses will make sure to open up and free your vision when you need them to.
Created at Stupid Hackathon, an amalgam of horrible ideas, inconvenient technology and irreverent hackers. We gathered not to solve society problems with technology, but innovate new and creative ways to waste people’s time, money in creative and interesting new ways. My team created NeedyBot, an emotionally dependent tea-kettle anthropomorphized to stimulate your empathy, or annoy the shit out of you (probably both).
A chrome extension to put more cats into your internet. Tabby replaces most favicons with cat icons.