The Trophy of the Future
The world’s first internet-enabled fantasy football trophy. 320 LEDs encased in a gallon of resin sitting atop a mahogany plinth and controlled by an Arduino Yún. Read full documentation on the fabrication and the programming, and check out the source code on GitHub.
Mariah Carey’s Hand
A project that explores how accurately the position of Mariah Carey’s hand during live performance reflects the pitch of the note she is singing. Read the full write-up here.
A pinball game that teaches players about the role of roots in the livelihood of a plant and the special qualities roots have developed that enable the plant to survive. Designed with the guidance of NYU biologist Ken Birnbaum, the game was installed in the lobby of NYU's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and was exhibited at the 2013 World Science Festival. Read the full write-up here.
Be the Witness
Innocence Project, 2013
Be the Witness is a campaign for the Innocence Project, a non-profit that fights to exonerate the wrongly convicted using DNA testing, to raise awareness about wrongful convictions and explain how we can address their root causes. Myself and a team of five other NYU grad students produced interviews, a website and a live projection event held for two nights in Manhattan. Visit the site here.
NYC High School Dropouts, 2007-2011
A visualization of the cohort dropout rate for high schools in New York City using data from the city’s Department of Education. Each bead on the map represents one high school in New York City, placed in its geographic location. The length of the string represents how many students dropped out from that high school. Read the full write-up here.
Instagram takes your photos and makes them look bad, because vintage is trendy. Instagramophone imagines what would happen if phone calls worked the same way. You can visit Soundcloud to hear the messages or read the documentation on my blog.
Cat Car is a cat exercise toy that allows humans to steer a cat by controlling the direction of a back-mounted laser pointer with a remote steering wheel. See the full documentation here.
Be The Monster
Be The Monster lets children bring their drawings to life. After drawing a monster on a sheet of paper, the image is captured and a participant can control it with his or her own body.
I built this using Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK. The image detection uses the GRATF library with additional image manipulation help from Atalasoft's DotImage SDK.
American Express, 2012
To better connect users to AmEx's massive network of travel agents, I worked with a small team to rebuild the Travel Insiders site from scratch. By filtering destinations and vacation types, users can find their ideal travel agent. I was the backend developer on this project. View the site here.
American Express, 2011
I worked with a large team to rebuild American Express's small business portal. In addition to building portions of the site from scratch in .NET 4, I was also responsible for reskinning the site's older, .NET 3-based sections. View the site here.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky, 2011
The Nutcracker 5000 was CP+B's 2011 holiday site. For four hours in December, visitors to a website could get in line to use our custom-built snowball cannon to take shots at our head honchoes for charity. I built the Flash frontend for the project.
Cats, Guns, Teens
Using issues of Cat Fancy, Teen Vogue and a rotating cast of hunting magazines, I make collages that explore the dynamic relationship between fashion, violence and kitty cats. The collection is available on Tumblr.
The Booty Reader
Old Navy, 2010
The Booty Reader asks users to take pictures of their posterior and analyzes the image to determine which pair of Old Navy jeans will fit best. I wrote the booty analysis code, which loops through the pixels of the submitted images looking for patterns that suggest certain booty types. The site won a silver 2010 Young Gun award in the Digital Campaign and Fashion categories. The site is no longer live.
Sign and Race with Tony Stewart
Burger King, 2010
Burger King let fans of Tony Stewart, the NASCAR driver, place their signatures on his hood for the July 3rd race at Daytona. All submitted signatures were arranged to form a giant Burger King logo and made searchable via the site before the whole decal was printed out and applied to Tony's hood. I was a Flash developer for this project. The site is no longer live.
Frustrated with the frequent and odiferous leavings of my roommate's cat, I rigged up a litterbox to tweet every time the cat used it to relieve himself. What I saw as a breakthrough in passive aggression was viewed mostly as a novelty, and my nostrils continued to suffer. Though the project is no longer active, the archive of his regularity is available on Twitter.
I built this using a flex sensor attached to an Arduino (attached to a litterbox). The Tweeting was handled by JTwitter in Processing.
Federal Stimulus Breakdown
To show where money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (better known as the stimulus package) went, I created this print that shows the distribution of funds in the form of a Sankey diagram.
For the print, I wrote a program in Processing that consumes an XML file and generates proportionately-sized branches based on how the funding broke down. The full image is available here (warning: big image!) and the source code is available here.