tag: interaction

More Like This

More Like This, Premiere Performance, 2014 More Like This examines the interactions that occur within a metricated musical environment. There are four primary performers: each of the two saxophonists, a live artificial intelligence system (AI), and the audience. Each contributes …

Third Person

Our technological environment is increasingly populated by artificially intelligent systems, such as those built into our phones and search engines.¬†These systems seek to predict our needs and to support our desires.¬† We ask these systems questions and they tell us …

Protocols of Looking

Our conventions of behavior in social situations have been honed over thousands of years of human interaction. Respect personal space. Speak in a moderate volume. Don’t stare. These protocols serve many functions in civilized society, whether it’s to avoid confrontation, …

Reload The Love!

Software now facilitates many aspects of daily life, whether it’s your phone, your car, your bank, or your refrigerator. Though immaterial, software is still a designed object created by humans. I’m interested in how those designs serve its creators, as …

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine

Introduction Machine in an Exhibition Context (w/ video) Head Swap: Collaborative Work for Violin and Painting Machine (w/ video) How It Works Paintings Photographs Related Content Introduction Our everyday interactions are increasingly mediated by technology, be they mobile phones, chat …

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine’s Works

Example paintings by my interactive robotic painting machine in preparation for its debut this Tuesday at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine Makes Debut

On April 26, my interactive robotic painting machine will make its public debut at the Krannert Center. The result of over a year’s worth of work, the machine uses artificial intelligence to paint its own body of work and to make its own decisions. It also listens to its environment and considers what it hears as input into the painting process.

What Are Art/Music Machines For?

Do we really need to hear more fake clarinets or to see more computer-drawn portraits? What about something new?

Finding Your Voice

If you don’t speak will anyone see you? Do surveillance technologies modify the way we speak or think about ourselves in public? What happens if we can see conversation dynamics? Will it change the conversation? This work, titled Finding Your …

Remote and Virtual Instrumentation

One of my primary areas of research and development during my time at the Beckman Institute was in remote and virtual instrumentation. Remote instrumentation refers to a software and hardware system that facilitates remote operation of a machine (a microscope …

Speed of Reality

The pace of cuts in reality TV has been steadily increasing, and now often obfuscates the content it presents. In fact, this increase is common throughout temporal media and has been accelerating for years. I’m interested in the potential effects …

Flexible Pixels

The pixel is the fundamental unit of digital imaging, a square representation of a single color. Pixels are always the same size, and always arranged in orderly grids. This project looks at what happens when you change these universally agreed …