I work in several different kinds of media including data, photography and sound. My generative work uses common analog electronics as a medium for data visualization. This data reveals a complex and mathematically grounded world hidden in the mundane objects that surround us. My photography is mostly architectural and explores composition and texture. Sound works range from soundscapes using glitched toys and keyboards to straight-ahead punk rock tunes.


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Concrete Lamp

I made this lamp using some old parts that were lying around. The mold for the concrete is an old plastic yogurt container. It was quite difficult to get the light socket to sit flush and level on the concrete. Another challenge was properly shielding the switching hardware from the wet concrete. This one shows iteration 3 or 4 (I don't remember).

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Harmonograph drawings

This harmonograph was made using two or three turntables and a couple yard sticks for the arms. The amplitude and modulation of the pen is a function of the speed (33 or 45 RPMs), the angle of the arms and placement of the arms in relation to the center of turntables.

Hardware prototyping with Axure

I hacked this together from a keyboard and tape dispenser lying around the office. It uses Axure's onKeyUp event as input from the tape dispenser. The circuit is closed when the tape roll is inserted into the dispenser. Kind of a no-brainer but it did require locating the keyboard button tx/rx pins and reversing the usual operation (onKeyPress) to create a "listener" for the event.

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Punk band

This is the most recent punk band I was in. I played drums on these tracks and co-wrote most of these tunes.

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Experimental glitch punk

This draft composition uses some found sounds and samples from glitched keyboards. The Russian is the from the UVB-76 numbers station.

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"Vibrodraw" bot

This little device uses the vibrations of an eccentrically loaded DC motor to draw patterns. Variables are amount of eccentricity of load, length of the shaft, drag of the pens (i.e. ballpoint or felt-tip) and the resistance of the paper.

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Middle Eastern travel diary

These are my recollections of traveling through pre-Arab Spring (but post Iraq war) Egypt and Syria.

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Coming Soon

This draft composition uses some found sounds and samples from glitched keyboards. The Russian is the from the UVB-76 numbers station.

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Coming Soon

This little device uses the vibrations of an eccentrically loaded DC motor to draw patterns. Variables are amount of eccentricity of load, length of the shaft, drag of the pens (i.e. ballpoint or felt-tip) and the resistance of the paper.