Coded :: Fashion
Title: Coded :: Fashion
Medium: laser cut jersey, custom software
Coded :: Fashion is a project at the intersection of new media and fashion design. It investigates the role of the designer and consumer and how these roles can be intertwined through interactive coding experiences.Coded :: Fashion is a series of computer applications that manipulate imagery and prepares files for prêt-à-faire (ready to make). The first application takes an image from a camera (external webcam or built-in) and manipulates the input imagery based on the computer code. The software outputs a vector pdf file that is inserted into a custom pattern and can be loaded into a lasercutter to be cut. The lasercut pattern pieces are then sewn into a unique garment. There also is an option to choose to get the lasercut pattern pieces pre-sewn to add another level of interaction with the production of the garment. This application is currently written in an open source prototyping software called Processing. Coded :: Fashion was premiered at the international BIFT/ITAA (Beijing Fashion Institute/International Textile Association) conference in Beijing, China. Research is ongoing.
Title: VS (Versus) :: 0.01 [eight-ball]
Medium: pool table, custom software, sound equipment
This is documentation of the premiere of the first installment of the VERSUS (VS.) series: VS :: 0.01 [eight-ball] at COLLIDER4: SPECTACLE. The VS. compositions are a series of sonically interpreted sports events. VS :: 0.01 [eight-ball] is an interactive data sonification of the traditional eight ball pocket billiard game. The sound composition is created by interpreting the movement of the billiard balls while 2 players are battling for the win.
Title: LED ICE Floor Matrix
Medium: ice blocks, RGB LED harness, custom software, arduino
The LED ICE MATRIX is an interactive light installation, that illuminates 64 iceblock’s with a range of 15000 shades of lights. The MATRIX reacts to the surrounding ambient noise, like music or talk. Preset animations can be changed on the fly. LED ICE MATRIX premiered at the 2012 Brite Winter festival in Ohio City.
Title: a.d.a.s. – (algorhythmic data arrangement – synchronous)
Medium: handblown glass, speakers, custom software on operating system, metal pipes, wood
DESCRIPTION: On a daily basis people are voluntarily surrendering their data in order to enjoy the full benefits of functioning with technology in today’s society. a.d.a.s. is a symbiotic data portal, which reacts to the input of driver’s license data or any magnetic strip encoded card. The viewer interacts with the piece by scanning their driver’s license through the magstrip reader. This voluntary action triggers a musical piece and printout based solely on the data that is on their card. Enjoy the music as the ocean of data mining pulsates to a unique rhythm.
a.d.a.s. – (algorhythmic data arrangement – synchronous) was premiered in 2005 in Miami, FL, shown in Iowa in 2006,
and again in Akron, OH 2010.
Title: untitled 1
Medium: 1974 VW Super Beetle and shrinkwrap
The site specific installation is a response piece to the collection of the Wolfsonian in Miami Beach. We dealt with the issue of collecting and preserving of objects in a museum setting. “Functional is no longer functional due to preservation.” The objects are just shells of what they used to be. Untitled was shown in 2005 at the FIU showcase in the design district in Miami.
OSLOOM (short for OPEN SOURCE LOOM) is a project aimed at creating an open source electromechanical thread-controlled floor loom that will be computer controlled. A loom is a device used to weave fabric. The loom itself will be a Jacquard style loom. Jacquard looms allow for the individual control of each thread which in turn allows for photographic imagery to be woven. Jacquard looms like this exist commercially but they are very expensive (upwards of $30,000) which puts them out of reach for individuals and small educational facilities. Visit osloom.org for updates and details.