Quiet Invitation

See a video of the piece working on Youtube View the code for programming the Arduino Uno on GitHub   The origins of the project: This past June (2015), I had the pleasure of visiting the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) campus for a week to work with Jana Dambrogio in the Wunsch conservation lab along with our fellow colleague Brian Beidler. During that wonderful week, I met Jie Qi, a PhD student in the MIT media lab. Jie and I had a chance to show one another what we had been working on and discovered many common interests. So when…

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NaBloPoMo Wrap Up

NaBloPoMo November 23-30. It was full steam ahead after my last post a week ago. When I get close to a deadline, I "get the bit in my teeth" so to speak and can't leave head space for anything else until the project is finished. While I have the guilt of ignoring other tasks on my to do list or, more specifically my email, it is very satisfying to be completely immersed in a piece. Above is a photo of the finished piece Quiet Invitation featuring terrestrial bio-luminescent organisms. I will expand on the project's scope more completely in a…

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