185 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Classes for kids and adults in Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, CNC. In collaboration with educator Keara Connor.
A creativity and play themed community lab for arts and STEAM education.
Kaiwa fablab was equipped with a Stepcraft 840 CNC Machine, a K40 Laser Cutter, along with a Creality Ender3 and Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printers.
Our fablab was assembled to run on Linux machines (Raspberry Pi and Tinkerboards) using open source software : k40 Whisperer for laser operation, Inkscape for vector editing, Tinkercad and Sculptris for 3d design, Slic3r and Cura Ultimaker for 3D printing.
Sound / Experimental Radio / Bizarre. 2017.
Radiophrenia Show. Center for Contemporary Art. Glasgow, Scotland.
Max/MSP, Logic Audio, Ableton Live.
Theme : "The Department of Tones was founded to covertly distribute influential audio throughout homes in select US cities. From the late 1970's until the mid 1990's millions were unknowingly exposed to these stories and sounds. Working with audio engineers and producers from the original production team we have sought to recreate some of these segments from memory."
Film 170A - Fundamentals of Digital Media Production.
Teaching : Digital Media Production. 2016.
Film and Digital Media Depatment.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Introduction to the conceptual and technical fundamentals of making digital media. Covers principles of digital image manipulation, basic web authoring, and interface design through projects that introduce production techniques and methods.
Art / Interactive Community Singing Installation. 2016.
UCSC Digital Arts Research Center. Santa Cruz, Ca.
Created using Max/MSP, Jitter, and OpenGL. Microphone, transducers, buckets, a projector.
UCSC Digital Arts New Media Thesis Project.
Vocal Landscaping explores ancient methodologies of music, perception, and healing through a voice interactive game and sound installation. A growing archive of vocal recordings drawn from game participants creates an ever shifting modal choir which cycles through the philosophical elements.
Sound Art. 2016. University of California, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Produced in collaboration with Isabell Carbonell.
Since it's extinction, the song of the Kauai O'o can only be heard in archival recordings. In this piece we :
1) Analyze the pitches and durations of notes in the birdsong.
2) Generate a musical score based upon this data.
3) Re-voice the birdsong using synthesizers drawn from the hums and drones of industrial infrastructure.
4) The tape recording of the bird gradually degrades and gives way to the synthetic version.
Sound / Live Installation Performance. 2016.
Submerging Artists / An Underwater Concert.
OPERS East Field Pool. Univerity of California, Santa Cruz.
Made entirely from archival recordings of ship horns drawn from the 1938 film, A Boat Trip (Prelinger Archives). A deconstructed score of the Carter Family’s 1927 song, Storms Are On The Ocean, was used as an organizing principle while re-voicing these ship horns.
Art / Bio-Sonification Installation. 2015.
UCSC Digital Arts Research Center /
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Santa Cruz, Ca.
Arduino, Max/MSP, Laser Cut Plexi Harp. Plant, electrodes.
A lighthearted piece exploring the interconnectedness of objects.
Electrodes affixed to the leaves of a houseplant measure subtle changes in electrical resistance. Deviations in conductance are correlated with musical patterns of varying complexity voiced through a mechanical harp.
Sound / Experimental Radio. 2015. Radiofrenia - Center For Conemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland.
Memories of Levittown, NY, 1968.
Sound design derived from the song of one cricket. Interview with Jane and Dan Trimmer.
A temporary FM art radio station exploring current trends in sound and transmission arts. Curated by Mark Vernon and Barry Burns.
Sound / Sonification. 2014.
Science Hack Day, San Francisco, Ca.
Creators: Jacques Deguine, Steven Trimmer, Suzannah Fraker, Rebecca Helm. Winner for "Best Use of Data"
Team Statement : "We wanted to make understanding the similarities and differences between species more accessible, by coding it to audio and video.
APIs, data and tools used: We used protein sequence data from NCBI or Uniprot. We aligned these with Mafft (http://mafft.cbrc.jp/) or Uniprot. Python was used to transform the data into the proper format. Max was used to sonify the data. Python and Processing were used to visualize the data."