This project was created in collaboration with IB5k for Verizon's booth at a trade show in Las Vegas. The "chandelier" uses two webcams to capture viewers' silhouettes, and translates those silhouettes into light – a different color on each side. When nobody's present, the chandelier's custom software uses the noise in ambient light to create a glittering blend of the two colors, beckoning attendees into the booth.
The piece is two meters (six and a half feet) tall, and uses 36 custom-built LED tubes. Each tube has 60 pixels, for a total of 2,160 individual points of light. Custom Max/MSP/Jitter software maps the live video feed into the physical shape of the chandelier, cascading images away from the viewer on each side.
For the May, 2017 edition of the “C2” festival in Montréal, I worked with the Center for Data Arts to develop a creative workflow and a suite of software experiments. The goal was to generate a live visualization of the ideas being discussed in C2’s multiple venues, and by creating much of the functionality on-site in real time at the event, we were able to tailor the experience to the specific character of the festival.
For more photos, including a behind-the-scenes account of the process, check out the website of collaborator Ian Ardouin-Fumat.
design direction, copywriting, squarespace templating + custom development
design direction, front-end design + development
*description from paulvill.github.io*
The Embryo Digital Atlas is an open-source, web-based platform to visualize complex experimental datasets of embryogenesis in an easy and beautiful way. Embryogenesis is the process by which a single fertilized egg is transformed into a multicellular organism. It is studied in various model organisms, from the sea urchin, to the fruit fly, to the zebrafish, to the chicken, to the mouse, to the human! Many mechanisms are conserved across species, this is why it is useful to study and compare these processes in the various models. Images have an important role in these studies, mainly because this is such a complex and intricate process that researchers first need to be able to describe it comprehensively.
Embryogenesis is at the heart of the public debate about stem cell research and genome editing. In addition, it is a source of inspiration for engineers, designers and architects interested in how a complex structure can emerge from simple units. The aim of The Embryo Digital Atlas is to make public datasets of embryogenesis easily accessible for an audience ranging from curious citizens, to students, to professional researchers.
Logo + branding identity design
Website redesign in squarespace – see the full site here.
Logo, website, and branding design / illustration. An archived version of the Hideaway site is here.
Graphic, website, iOS and UI design
album + print media design ("songs from the city" illustrations by Bene Rohlmann)
This backpack was a gift for writer Naomi Krupitsky Wernham. I worked with leatherworker Aixa Sobin to construct the backpack itself – she gave me the raw leather, I etched the poem into it, and she sewed it into the shape. The whole bag is made from a single piece of leather, so the poem reads continuously around the pack.
logo, identity, and product design
custom CMS-backed travelogue website – full site at twowheeldrive.net
Interactive signage – light choreography responds to embedded proximity sensor
Large-format pop-up campaign posters designed to fit 3 ground-level storefront windows in Harvard Square
Logo, website, and album design – full website at thelostshores.com
MIT Press, 2015
Minimal website for Book Kennison - http://bookkennison.com/
included various augmented reality and generative robotic elements
CMS backed website design for the documentary film – full site at lookslikelaury.com
Illustration and website design for writer Naomi Krupitsky Wernham (site no longer active)
logo design, informational poster + flyer design
logo, business card, and web asset design
Professional website for Joel Jeske – the actual site is here