Show Blueprint and Fixing Circuits

Show Blueprint and Fixing Circuits

This week I’m working on adding an audio recorder to the inside of my telephone. The recorder I purchased has a mic input on it, and I want to repurpose the contact mic from the Intermedia class to record. I plan on cutting off the piezo and rewiring it to the telephone microphone that you … Continue reading

Shoot ’em Up Progress Documentation

Shoot ’em Up Progress Documentation

This video demonstrates how Max MSP is taking in serial information from an electret microphone in a 3-D printed pistol using a Teensy. The serial read then goes into a cross fade which overlays an effect over the default video to create a “shot”. Both pistols have their own serial reads and colored effects videos … Continue reading

Drone Kite

Drone Kite

  This summer I’m taking the opportunity to teach myself kite aerial photography, as well as hopefully balloon photography. I am interested in surveillance issues as they relate to advanced technology, such as drones. Part of my objective is to explore the use of deception and surveillance in domestic applications to heighten the complexity of … Continue reading

214: Respond + Adapt

214: Respond + Adapt

“214: Respond + Adapt was a one day performance which took place in Gallery 214 at Northern Illinois University. Visiting artist Pate Conaway and graduate student Whitney Bandel collaborated together to create an event where both artists¬†explored fibrous materials and worked within the perimeters of learning and distributing process¬†and knowledge through hands on learning. Together … Continue reading

Fashion Arsenal III

Fashion Arsenal III

    “Finished” the “Fashion Arsenal” project. By that I mean to say that I think it’s time to move onto the next idea. I got the LEDs to light up when the capacitive touch sensor is touched by using a lilypad Arduino. I had plans to use these faux firearms for a “Drone Hunt” … Continue reading

Arduino Bluetooth on Mavericks (Mac)

Arduino Bluetooth on Mavericks (Mac)

As part of my Fashion Arsenal project/game controller for my Intermedia class, I wanted to implement the use of a bluetooth serial module into my piece so that it could be wireless while reporting serial data to processing. This last week I’ve been researching how to do this. Initially I ordered two HC-06 bluetooth modules, … Continue reading

US Catch & Snatch

US Catch & Snatch

[Edit: Go to bottom to read additions.] “US Catch & Snatch” is an in progress game that I’m working on for my Intermedia course. I came up with the idea following the international news that the United States has taken into custody Ukraine’s gold to protect it in the United States treasury. Meanwhile, other headline … Continue reading

Yarn Bus

Yarn Bus

“Yarn Bus” is a installation piece created within my first year of my MFA program. A diagram of a bus is drawn out onto the wall using T pins and yarn stretched between them. Each strand levitates within several inches of the surface, with varying degrees of depth causing the slightest appearance of the three … Continue reading

Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

  “Dead Ringer” is an on going project that developed over the last year. This soft sculpture based series of work consists of life scale crocheted objects that are then placed in juxtaposition or in replacement of obsolete everyday items. This series is an exploration of our throw away culture, where objects are quickly manufactured … Continue reading