Category: Physical

work that is primarily physical in nature

Yin~Yang

Yin~Yang is an interactive, audio-visual installation that examines balance and friction between two opposing forces. The meta-project Yin~Yang has been shown several times in 2015-16 with each iteration drawing from different source material to create a varying, yet unified, experience. While the underlaying media and exact presentation varies from gallery to gallery, Yin~Yang is always bound together…

Symbiotic SNES

Inside a clear acrylic box resides two SNES controller circuit boards (no plastic buttons or enclosures), an Arduino MEGA and eight LED’s. The Arduino intercepts buttons presses from the two input controllers and performs a logic operation on the control messages before passing the data to a unmodified host SNES console. This SNES/Arduino project seeks to…

Computer Music

Computer Music is a mechatronic ensemble of floppy disk drives (FDD), hard disk drives (HDD), stepper motors, and Compact Disk Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) drives which are controlled by a MacBook Pro through four Arduino microcontrollers. The pitched FDDs and CDROMs are amplified using single-coil guitar pickups. The HDD spindles continuously spin creating a source of…

Cathode Ray Tubes

Cathode Ray Tubes builds a feedback loop out of four cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions (TVs) and four Retrono synthesizers: modern knock-offs of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game consoles which have been slightly modified.  The Retrono interfaces are sensitive to changes in the electromagnetic field surrounding them resulting in a vulnerability to the…

Discovery Synth

The Discovery Synth (DS) as an example of a musical interface which applies techniques of deconstructivism and abstraction to its design. The interface’s buttons and potentiometers seek to replace the mechanical abstractions that separate our bodies from the electronics with the body of the user. The DS is a reaction to the observation that electricity,…

Digital Rain

Digital Rain is a data driven installation which explores the crossroads of generative music, emergence patterns, data sonification, and technology driven systems of expression. 192 electromagnetic relay switches, broken out into twenty-four units of eight, are arranged in a grid and mounted on the gallery wall. The relays are orchestrated by six Arduino Megas which…