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Two wind chimes that robotically induce their own chimes
when the other senses presence. Ideally, each chime is
placed in the personal environments of participants in
long distance romantic relationships. This chime system
is an attempt to establish an ambient, passive communica...
A computer screen shows the Earth floating in outer-space. Slowly, as the computer receives and sends Internet data, this model of the Earth
folds itself to bring the two countries closer to one another. I hope to illustrate the post-regionality of online community through contorting
Make a self portrait on paper in color. Use at least three but no more than six colors. Use any materials you want---crayon, pastel, collage,
found color, water color, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, magic markers and so on. (One note on collage: you can for instance cut strips of color
from a m...
A contagious media experiment was done between four brainstorming artistic individuals in New York City. The goal was two fold: to create
an artistic expression about female identity, and to create a meme that would spread throughout the virtual and physical landscapes -
pre-calculated to b...
Adjusting Well is a film produced by Rachel Miller, written and
directed by Glenn Clements. Both of these people are alumni of the NYU
Tisch film school. I was asked to do the titles and credits for this
romantic slapstick comedy.
A game demo where the player changes the terrain by laying down blocks, then presses go and watches the avatar walk forward, bumping
into walls, and eventually reaching the heart and completing the level. When I first began writing this, I was trying to create
a game that introduces basic com...
Phonemoneme is an expressive simple-rule-based toy or musical instrument or game, like BallDroppings. It uses both the keyboard and the
mouse to play. In it, my handwriting moves through space, interacting with four colored bars. These adjustable bars affect motion in different
ways. Each graph...
When I was a first year at ITP, I did a lot of social engineering in order to bring open source culture to attention. I also wished to
support the efforts of some friends in another research program. I taught early releases of Processing to the students and faculty (and current
faculty who were...
Froggies is a play-testing prototype for a children's digital play environment.
A table with a screen embedded into the surface acts as an arena for virtual life.
Children react with the virtual life by placing various symbolic markers on the table
and sliding them around. The result is a music...
My graduate thesis project was to create a third
robotic typography sculpture, and to think about the
three pieces as one large project. I documented my
design process and created many physical prototypes.
This electronic squishy is made of colorless translucent rubber silicon. It hooks up to a computer with a USB cable. If two people
hook a squishy up to their computers, then they can see each other's squishing activities coming over the Internet to light up the device. A blue
glow means that t...
Tiny Guerilla Video Game Installation:
A minimal ball paddle video game that uses a sewing pinhead for a joystick (move paddle left and right). The screen is the size of a
penny. Theoretically, this tiny videogame would be installed into a wall in a public space - preferably a wall that people...
Week 1 Assignments
Problem: Make an interactive map of your brain or body, or a mine field of life.
[without defining any variables or going far beyond what we were taught so far]
This piece is inspired by Lisa Steele's 'Birthday Suit - Scars and Defects', 1974.
Balldroppings was one night of idle programming that blew up unexpectedly into a web phenomenon.
I learned that simplicity is elegant, and C++ is wonderful for low-latency sound+image.
I also learned about addiction and glucose metabolism rate highs. Although I do not accredit myself
for having ori...
Creative Exquisite-Corpse Viewer, using content generated by a hundred ITP students in collaboration with my Applications group during the
preceding week. Solution: a cyclical self-drawing, line-recycling, and motion-mimicking strip of communal art.
Interfaces to existing interactive installations can be altered by building additional technology on top of them. This motorized arm
interacts with other physical pieces by being present, moving its joints, and waving a flashlight. What if twenty students made twenty pieces that
As you press keys on the keyboard, six wooden "brush
strokes" shift into place, forming the character most recently
typed. This typeface is named after Thomas Davenport, inventor of the
first DC motor in 1834.
Networked Multiuser Art Installation. Japanese Cartoon character teardrop sculptures can be caressed in order to make water stop streaming from
their eyes. The teardrop sculptures may behave organically, but that's only because they are hooked up to other random public viewers over a
You type a character to this single-letter sign with a mobile device,
AIM, or the web, and it responds by forming the approximate
typographic shape through contorting a thin white ribbon. In the
following video, the cover has been removed from the installation,
exposing the insides for fu...
Innuendo is a film produced by Dayna Frank and written and directed by Ethan Tobman, alumni of the NYU Tisch film school. I was asked to
do the titles and credits for this spoof comedy Sundance entry. The below image is the concept tests. The final version turned out to be much less
A Drawing Piece by Josh Nimoy, 2003.
Medium: Computer and Electronic Circuitry.
Viewers are able to call this installation from a cell phone. When they whistle, ascending scales make vertical strokes on the "paper" while
descending scales make more horizontal strokes. Volume will affect the fatn...
One season, I was getting this ridiculous email forward about the readability of messed up words.
After the 3rd time I received the forward, I decided to make an online application that would scramble
peoples' text for them. The application caught a meme wave, and people started emailing me thin...
Physical Computing Week 2 Exploration: Make a switch. Here is a small, snap-ridden soft-sculpture which can be shaped and snapped as
desired. When snaps are connected, a computer is able to notice which ones, and for how long. Asside obvious abstract-art implications of such a
digitally aware ...