Time, time. Melting, bouncing. Wax cast, rubber ball, little humor.
High speed documentation of contact between bodies. A russian grandmother pulls my cheeks, a pat on the back. Small beauties that slip by unnoticed every day.
Ants, hive minds and eusociality. After a talk on similarities between ants, brains and cities at SIME/Art Basel I did this project on a Scanning Electron Microscope, putting an ultra thin coating of gold on ants. The resulting images flip scale in wonderful ways. An ant eye feels like a whole world. And maybe it is.
What does an individual in a collective body think, feel, see? How similar are ants to neurons in their particle/collective relationship? I want to investigate ants, and then build mechanized proxies!
Exploring treating animal anatomy like machine anatomy. A lobster divided at every joint, then extended with machine capabilities (gears, springs, motors). Watch the video, see it transform.
One amongst a series of children's toys I made. This one for my sister. Discarded and found wood, tinfoil, bottle caps, yarn, couch tassles.
Alginate life casting split glass, seamed, reconstructed piece by piece with gold leaf. Light leaks through it.
Experimental Darkroom Photography--Solarization, Composite Negs. An animal scratches its back.
A slow surprise
Wiscasset, ME. Chewonki Farm.
Solarization and burning, darkroom experiments, looking into the light.
Many thank to Nick Devlin for letting me take his photo.
These are the laser-cut acrylic whiteboard masks I was responsible for at the launching of the AJL at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Joy Buolamwini leads the AJL, focused on inclusionary tech and exposing biased mathematics underlying powerfully influential algorithms today. Seth Berg helped make em with me!
Made as a gift for my neuroscience PI @ MIT McGovern, John Gabrieli. CNC, Walnut.
The title says it all it's really about strange circular stories in strange circles so the title says it all as it's really a compilation of strange circular
Purple heartwood, cherry, maple, water jetted acrylic. A display for handmade knives.
A spice rack carved from found Burl Wood. All Shaker Joinery.
A little round lady who is a silent, secret dancer. A matter of perspective.
A matter of perspective, you see?
Some shots I took years ago, and love still
What a face!
My favorite rocking chair, built from parts harvested at the local dump.
Part of a larger Ant Circus, the ant ladder is placed on a human sized ladder so humans can climb up and watch ants climb and perform tricks. EO Wilson, Doug Hofstadter, Alexander Calder--fantasy, surrealism, playful math and real fractals.
Did some work as a technical consultant for brain.fm, building out their audio platform for meditation. These sounds are not binaural beats--poorly tested and poorly understood, activating sound localization--but instead work via auditory rhythms and brainwave entrainment. With 400,000 users giving constant feedback, this is a really exciting testing platform for new 'awareness interventions'.
An electrified flowerbed I made for groups making music together. Play, performance, education. Makey Makey, wildflowers and Scratch.