New Blog Platform

Things are a mess right now. In exchange for bearing with me please enjoy the picture of Perry the Platypus above. I'm converting the blog from wordpress to Ghost, hosted on AWS. Considering the last few days of tinkering have already cost $2.80 I'm not sure how long it…

Kiosk Fabrication - Digital Fabrication Final

For Playful Communication of Serious Research I have been working with Brett, Hannah and Xuedi to build a kiosk where you can explore how the brain processes vision. The project has been an intense fabrication journey, combining traditional wood fabrication, CNC Routing, mold making, 3D Printing, laser cutting & etching…

Sandy, the City & Climate Change

In Interpretive Exhibition Design we learned that most exhibitions are in development for years. In fact, it might take two years to go from concept to execution. For our final, we developed an exhibition proposal in two weeks, including fabricating a scale model! Working with Asli and Jasmine, we developed…

Energy Final Update & Presentation Outline

We are making great progress in making our wind turbine produce more energy. Unfortunately, we also seem to be really good at making windy days suddenly calm. As we were testing our updates yesterday, we kept placing the turbine in a windy area only to find that the wind stopped…

Final: Fabrication Progress

We are making big progress on the construction of our interactive exhibit. Current Status Acrylic Laser Etching I've tested laser etching the acrylic for the brain function areas. Hannah painted them so we could see how the text looks. Fabrication of the Base Structure I'm not an expert in this…

Wind Turbine Final Update

Jon and I have been working to make incremental updates to the wind turbine. We've built new blades and acquired new materials to test. Reframed Use During the excursion to Washington Square Park, we spent some time talking about what to do next with the turbine. While we would love…

Rhino Scripting

Rhinoceros the 3-D modeling  software many of us are using at ITP is undoubtedly powerful. Especially on the Mac, it's surprisingly easy to get started modeling whatever you can imagine. Because Rhino is based on a command-line interface, there is a powerful scripting language and SDK that lets you read…

Digital Fabrication Final

I'm pretty excited about the design of our interactive exhibit for Playful Communication of Serious Research. It's going to require a lot of time and ingenuity to make an amazing experience in four weeks. Because of the many different methods of fabrication that will be required to make this interactive…

We're making an interactive exhibit in 4 weeks

It's official. I will be working with Xuedi, Hannah and Brett to build an interactive exhibition based on the research of an awesome group of neurologists at NYU. In the next four weeks. It might seem impossible to build an exhibit in this time frame, but with our combined fabrication…

First time CNC-er, long time listener

Finally! I've been eyeing the CNC since last semester, intimidated by its loud wurrr and spinning bit. But Dd had a problem that only the CNC could solve. A serious one. Standing next to Will and me she felt like she needed a boost. She needed stilts. So we set…