14 July 2010
I’m happy to announce that I’m spending an art-focused summer in NYC! Between now and the end of August, I’ll be based out of midtown Manhattan.
It already feels like I have more projects than the time to complete them I’ve secured an “artist in residency” position with NYC Resistor, where I have open access to their space, including all the electronics tools I’ll need along with some cool fabrication tools, including a laser cutter.
[ more after the break ]
While here, I’m planning to work on the software for the upcoming light cube:
along with developing an open-source clock kit around the Electric Window 3 platform:
including a nifty enclosure fabbed on the laser cutter, or perhaps even the Makerbot, which will be aided by the convenience of Makerbot Industries and NYC Resistor being neighbors in the same building:
In addition to my self-guided residency at NYC Resistor, I’ll also be interning at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in the Chelsea district of Manhattan:
[ pic from Flickr ]
At Eyebeam, I’ll be working with Hernani Dias, developing new hardware for his Refarm the City project. A large portion of his project revolves around series of electronic boards which are responsible for monitoring and automatically feeding small urban farms (gardens).
[ pic from Hernani's blog ]
Specifically, I’ll be working on a board which visualizes data collected from a farm/garden with a reconfigurable LED display; the main idea being the ability to monitor data remotely without having to use a computer — a great overlap with my personal lighting projects which I’ve been long wanting to make internet-enabled.
And what of DJ/VJ’ing you may ask? Well, Deb is here in NYC with me, and we indeed have a few things lined up. The first being a performance this Saturday, July 17, at Disorient’s Compressor VI event.
So much to do, so little time . . . literally!