My interests include: web development, programming, interaction design, physical computing, graphic design, instructional technology, social media and art.
Also, I occasionally update this blog.
Description: Paintpress is a pressure-sensitive interface that was built using some stretchy fabric and a Microsoft Kinect. The project is currently being showcased at The Grounds for Sculpture for the PLUGGED IN: Interactive Art in Electronic Media exhibit. It has also been featured on Kinect Hacks.
My Role: Idea, Design, Development
Technologies: Processing, Arduino
Description: ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool, created by Craig Kapp, that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books. Using ZooBurst, storytellers of any age can create their own rich worlds in which their stories can come to life.
My Role: Design and development
Technologies: Flash, PHP, MySQL
Description: The ReedBox is a tabletop interface that allows people to play computer games using magnets. The device is equipped with an array of reed (magnetic) switches, each paired with an LED indicator. An Arduino microcontroller keeps track of user interactions.
Applications include: Music Box, Drum Sequencer, Particle Physics, Simple Game and Flickr Picker
Technologies: Processing, Mimim, Arduino, PHP
Description: This is a small guitar amplifier using the body of an old 1953 Crosley radio and a few simple circuits. The amplifier can be powered using a modified hand-cranked flashlight.
The radio works well as an enclosure because it contains two knobs and a speaker grill. The left knob controls the volume; the right knob controls the gain. The amplifier uses a 386N IC and a handful of other parts readibly available from Radio Shack. The schematics for the circuit can be found in Issue 9 of Make Magazine.
Description: Superfund365, A Site-A-Day, is an online data visualization application with an accompanying RSS-feed and email alert system. Each day for one year, starting on September 1, 2007, Superfund365 visited one toxic site currently active in the Superfund program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The archive consists of 365 visualizations of some of the worst toxic sites in the U.S., roughly a quarter of the total number on the Superfund's National Priorities List (NPL).
Superfund365 is conceived, designed and produced by Brooke Singer.
My Role: Back-end programming and flash development