Available for AV/VJ performance, installations, lectures, workshops and commissions. Also available for office hours to talk art / design / code / ideas / mentorship.
Wifi Synth V1 is a sound sculpture that scans wifi and sonifies the available networks. Each network device's unique MAC address is converted into a sequence of audible fequencies. Signal strength is related to distortion and waveform is determined by the wifi channel. Because it relies on public wifi signal data the sounds produced are different based on where the piece is located. The yellow panel is an antenna. All parts except Raspberry Pi are salvaged e-waste.
A net art piece that moves to a new URL whenever someone views it. It is not possible to link to the art piece. Over time the art piece will become very hard to view. At the time of this writing the art has been viewed and moved over 168,000 times by humans and robots. (Mostly robots) This is an experiment in introducing artificial scarcity into digital work.
For people who need a little more green in their lives. More Plants is a browser extension that adds images of plants to the websites you visit. You can add up to 100 plants on every page. There are over 70 varieties. They appear at the top and bottom of the page and can be dragged aside if they are blocking something.
Favicron is a page filled with favicons of the most popular websites year over year. It automatically updates the favicons as it cycles through the years from the year 2000 (invention of the favicon) to 2017.
Favicron was shown in the 2017 Wrong Biennale, in the pavilion Dis[ ] (Disarray).
A 7 minute video art collaboration shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (September 2017) as part of two performances of Tides Tides Tides by Jesse Hewit. Compiled footage shot on location in San Francisco and Hawaii.
Words & Direction - Jesse Hewit, Sound & Music - Robbie Beahrs, Video - Donald Hanson
ShyBot is an autonomous robot designed to flee from people, released in Palm Springs for the 2017 Desert X Biennial. As part of a team of four, my role was to build an online interface to track the GPS equipped robot. My visualization was also shown at a two-week exhibit at The Lab in San Francisco. Produced in collaboration with CODAME Art+Tech as Norma Jeane.
Day and Night is a short video art piece using stationary shots of nature and aquatics morphing between scenes. Shown in 2017 at STABLE experimental music and art in Oakland, CA.
CSS Scrambler is a bookmarklet that alters the html from top to bottom by moving the CSS rules found on each element onto its preceding element. The result is a visually scrambled layout. It can be run multiple times on a page, changing the layout each time. Here's the source code.
Drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar and use it on any page:CSS Scrambler
A randomized sentence describing a composition that does not exist yet. Created by observing artwork and noting every word that came to mind, then sorting the words into parts of speech.
Experiments in contrast and hue, performed on footage of moving water. Five gifs total.
Windows spawn, grow and animate while quotes from William Gibson's novels type themselves and fizzle away. Shown as a semi-performed projection at B4BEL4B in October 2016, over scultpures by Lana Voronina.
Experiments in converting media between formats and amplifying the resulting artifacts. Four gifs total.
High contrast video art piece with footage from Tokyo, NYC, Osaka and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
Experiments in transparency and tracers, performed on views of buildings and skies. Three gifs total.
Übungsraum was a room-scale installation using a webcam and kinect to track movements of people in the space. Their images were projected onto the wall, with the image only updating in the location where they were moving thereby leaving trails of their movements. The X/Y/Z positions of people also affected the sound characteristics of synth oscillators playing in the room. This project was a collaboration with Matthew Howell and Jacob Fenwick, produced for the 2015 CODAME Art+Tech Festival. My role was developing the visual projection and webcam integration. Project page on Codame
Gridwalk Media is a record label dedicated to instrumental electronic music. We have released 23 albums since 2010. I am a cofounder and director of technology for the label.