Dear Becky

Dear Becky

This book was a congratulatory letter that I wrote to Becky upon her graduating from MassArt. Every page is a single word. Becky loves hand-made books so I wrote her the letter in the form of a book. The book includes a companion slipcase made of vellum.

Happy Together

Happy Together

The title of the poem is a reference to the 1967 song of the same name by the band the Turtles. This is a dynamic poem that can generate different results each time it is run, depending on the appearance of both the CL posters and the ill-fated objects of their obsession.

View the source code on GitHub.

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

“Juxtapositions” is a prototype for a kinetic typography installation that addresses the issue of governing negative or self-destructive impulses on the web. The piece is prompted by a question posed in Clay Shirky’s “Here Comes Everybody”: What are we going to do about the negative effects of freedom [online]?

The project is conceived as a large-scale wall projection that juxtaposes the Internet bulletin board messages from members in the pro-anorexic community with bulletin board messages from those trying to overcome anorexia. I envision the piece having multiple movements with different pairings, for example, software pirates and open source software makers.

On a periodic basis the system trawls those chatrooms and websites and retrieves new content, constantly refreshing the projection.

While a prototype was partly coded using openFrameworks, SQLite, and Python, the attached video demonstrates the general concept.

Hand Papermaking

Hand Papermaking

In the winter of 2013 I took a workshop, Artists Books and Hand Papermaking, with Peter Madden and Michelle Samour at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Here is some of the paper that I made in Michelle’s class.

The 2012 Complete Holiday Fun Kit

The 2012 Complete Holiday Fun Kit

The 2012 Complete Holiday Fun Kit is my annual holiday letter to friends and family. I printed, cropped, and had help stapling 50+ copies of the 3.75″ x 3″ kits together. Twenty-four pages in length.

dmistudio.org

dmistudio.org

This is a student-run website for the Dynamic Media Institute graduate program at MassArt. Content is aggregated from a range of sources via RSS, including Google calendars, Google Groups, the college’s events and academic calendars, and Tumblr. It’s a dashboard of everything happening now(ish).

The site also contains a directory for current students and alumni to contact one another.

Rope Photograms

Rope Photograms

As part of a response to the Rope Assignment in Gunta Kaza’s class “Design as Experience,” I made photograms with my rope.

The Book of Becky

The Book of Becky

The Book of Becky was a birthday gift to Becky for her 21st birthday.

Netflix kiosk

Netflix kiosk

The Netflix kiosk was a custom-built search engine for the Godine library at MassArt. The library wanted to enable patrons to search for and view instant streaming movies but not have access to the account or billing information. Summer of 2012.

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