projects

weather center

Weather Center for the Apocalypse

Weather forecasting with an eye on our greatest cultural fears. 2015-2016. more >>

training module

New American Sweatshop: Training Module

A game that simulates the workflow and economics of a fictional electronics cooperative in a dystopian future. 2015. more >>

tcbs

Transient Civic Broadcast System

A method of alerting your local community of crises, due to internal or external events. 2014. more >>

new american sweatshop

New American Sweatshop

The New American Sweatshop is an immersive experience where participants re-purpose electronic waste to create communication devices for the future. LUMEN full commission. 2013-2014. more >>

soundbooth

Sound Booth

Amplified privacy. The participant is visually obscured but provided with a microphone, which creates a democratic and intimate space for performance and public speaking. 2012. more >>

re-wired

Re-wired

Re-wired is a wearable device that translates ambient sound into haptic feedback using bone conduction technology. It is a DIY medical device that augments sound for partially deaf patients. Called "simple, inventive, empowering" by Make. 2012. more >>

community phone booth

Community Phone Booth

A free phone for a local, offline community. The public phone booth allows anyone to interact on the Signal Strength network. To be used for political protest and disaster relief. Supported by SIGGRAPH. 2012. more >>

signal strength

Signal Strength

A project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modems for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications. Supported by Eyebeam. 2010-2011. more >>

gender anarchy project

Gender Anarchy Project

A custom restroom door featuring an interactive sign with responsive iconography to give the participant the experience of a gender-neutral space. Neural said it "casts a light on the fragility of the gender concept." 2004-2005. more >>

Collaborations

particulate matter

Particulate Matter

Particulate Matter is a public experiment in spatialized sound using decaying, discarded and hacked technology as sound sources. 2016. more >>

you are here

You Are Here

An experimental journalism-distribution network that leverages small, inexpensive, open-source wireless routers to deliver compelling, location-specific content to communities around New York. Supported by Tow Center. 2015-2016. more >>

exquisite contraption

Exquisite Contraption

Exquisite Contraption is both an interactive, building-wide engineering spectacle and a long-term experiment in creating a community ritual. A collaboratively conceived and constructed machine at Flux Factory. 2014. more >>

flock house tv

Flock House TV

A series of discussions on alternative systems for living and working at the Flock House installation. Only sustainable energy and community wireless were used for the broadcast, which was streamed on Huffpost Arts. 2012. more >>

telefoundry

Telefoundry

A migratory workspace for the production of democratic telecommunication systems, running office hours and attempting production in the shadow of post-industrial DUMBO while using sustainable methods. 2012. more >>

casual encounters

Casual Encounters: The Game

A matching game based on live posts from Craigslist's Casual Encounters that includes a gameshow-like physical interface. Called "One of the most entertaining destinations online" by Gizmodo. 2011. more >>

Music

the missed connections

The Missed Connections

A virtual band and DIY recording project exploring communication problems that NPR called "airy and rustic but very intimate." 2007-2011-. more >>