Jan 19, 2014
Last year, Reid and I set up a photobooth at the Flux Factory 2013 Benefit using our Rainbow Machine technology. This year, Jason, Reid, and I made a photobooth for the 2014 edition of the event that built on the idea we started playing with last month. Flux Factory is such a great organization, it was an honor participate yet again.
Jan 05, 2014
This past Sunday, Jason, Reid and I tested out a bullet-time animated GIF photobooth we are working on for a couple of upcoming parties. Reid's work was having a holiday party so it was the perfect place to test out our idea on real people!
Feb 24, 2013
This post is part of a continuing series of posts for my masters thesis project, Brooklyn Net, a wireless rooftop network that aims to connect artists and neighbors without using the Internet. The last post discussed possible rooftops for the network. This post discusses the technical network details.
Feb 18, 2013
This past weekend I embarked on a rooftop tour of North Brooklyn and Long Island City. (It was one of the coldest and windiest weekends of the winter. Brr!) It was good to scout how precisely the network could be laid out and to engage potential network hosts about the idea to generate some interest and feedback.
Feb 12, 2013
This entry is cross-posted between my personal blog and the ITP thesis blog. It was written as a research findings piece to accompany my graduate thesis project, a mesh network in Brooklyn.
Nov 19, 2012
Reid and I built our largest light installation yet last month called Public Constructions. I want to explain a few early design decisions that made the project a huge success for us.
Nov 10, 2012
More than a week after Hurricane Sandy, the hardest-hit New York City neighbourhoods are now in full recovery mode. Houses need to be gutted, mold needs to be prevented, and businesses need to be rebuilt. People need money really bad.
Nov 01, 2012
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Sep 20, 2012
My good friend Sarah Reynolds put together the third ever Lunch Beat LIC party this afternoon. I've been to every single one so far and they've all been a blast: food, nice people, and fun dancing. I really like the concept, too, on how it subverts New York lunch culture of eating quickly and running back to your desk to continue working.
Aug 22, 2012
Last weekend I started playing with the BeagleBone PRU and ended my post by saying that my goal with this powerful chip was to make the BeagleBone bitbang the DMX protocol.
Aug 12, 2012
Update July 5 2013: I haven't been able to test this code on the Beaglebone Black yet. If you are running into issues, I suggest discussing them in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Jul 31, 2012
Last weekend Reid and I joined forces to participate in the first Monthly Music Hackathon hosted by the dudes over at exfm.
Jul 23, 2012
Last weekend I joined a couple hundred of others in upstate New York for a camping trip.
Jul 03, 2012
A task I've found myself having to complete over and over again is streaming a slideshow of images over a LAN. Today, I've found yet another solution to do this using the VLC server.
Jun 29, 2012
Don't bother trying to find the difference of two events occurring on standard computer hardware if you are looking for sub-microsecond precision.
Jun 26, 2012
Today is my first day at The Banff Centre. For the next two weeks I will be
here on a self-directed residency in the Film & Media department.
Jun 04, 2012
My bike is bright and shiny!
May 29, 2012
I'm working with CJ to put up a WiFi network on Governors Island for the FIGMENT Interactive Sculpture Garden. Two of the sculptures, including his called BucketCraft are using network cameras to enhance interactivity.
May 24, 2012
Commotion's web front-end is a fork of LuCI with Commotion modules and themes. Two pages I found helpful when learning how to develop under the LuCI web interface for Commotion were these:
May 23, 2012
These are the steps I took to get a VirtualBox instance of Commotion. Prior to this, I hadn't used VirtualBox nor Commotion.
Mar 16, 2012
In February 2012, the Rainbroz met MNDR, shortly before her month-long tour with the Ting Tings.