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pixeldust

Algorithmic filmmaking and collective memory project about despair and hope.
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Placemaking

Co-PI on Placemaking Initiative, which aims to support and amplify the public, place-based research of UC artists, designers and media practitioners who are working across fields in collaboration with multiple stakeholders to enact social change. Read more.

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Stories of Solidarity

A social media platform to build solidarity among precarious workers and to be used a tool for public knowledge and research.
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Wonder Wander

An exhibition made in my DES 225, Studio Practice in Design, course, based on the 2018-2019 Campus Community Book Project, The Book of Joy by Douglas Abrams. Work featured in this image is predominantly made by Jonathan Parris and E Marley.
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Makerfaire 2019

A series of interactive projects from my DES 157, Interactive Media II, course under the umbrella topic of Design for Diversity.

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Clyrical

A freemotion embroidery tribute to the women who write and sing the songs that celebrate us. Superyonic!
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Cliteracy

A project of “The Cliterates,” a collective of California-based artists, to serve as a practice of creativity and tool for the reclamation and celebration of our bodies. Building on the history of feminism, Cliteracy pushes social practice into new territory through the re-emergence of Stich’n’Bitch feminist fibre collectives/groups.Watch video.

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PL!NK

Inspired by kaleidoscopic configurations, PL!NK is a large-scale, site-specific, interactive installation that immerses children and their caregivers in a visual experience that is dazzled in color, light and reflection.
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Exit Through the Bathroom

An exhibition made in my DES 225, Studio Practice in Design, course, based on the 2017-2018 Campus Community Book Project, Redefining Realness by Janet Mock. Exit Through the Bathroom transforms the exhibition space into an interactive studio apartment. Installations focus on issues of identity, safety, family and love in the LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized communities.
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Half-tone Goboscope

Projects a progression of shadowy, halftone birds in flight into the upper regions of the surrounding architectural space. Like a prayer wheel or a drop spindle, the cyclical form of this specialized system in tandem with its repeating imagery, echoes the seasonal migratory continuum, and highlights once more the flyway as unifying global tapestry.

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Wing It!

Inspired by a shared desire for lift off and contains serialized photographs of individuals in handmade wings acting out their dreams of flight. As visitors trigger a motion sensor, an internal disc rotates and the strobe light flashes. The resulting animation of the sequential images conveys the illusion of motion.

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Voices of the Flyway

Interactive oral history / video database that includes a wide range of stories of connection to the flyway.

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Filmbar

An immersive, interactive art space based on the film, Open Country.

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Out of Bounds

A media-archaeological statement on the futility (and injustice) of borders. It demonstrates the foundations of the moving image by using a strobed light that brings to life a figure of a border transgressor pushing through a border wall, again and again and again. Derived originally from video images, the figure and wall are created with a laser cutter and strobed and triggered by a microprocessor and associated components.
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Mind Grown

An exhibition made in my DES 225, Studio Practice in Design, course, based on the 2016-2017 Campus Community Book Project, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel. The projects address issues all along the food chain, from production to consumption, and touch on concerns that include labor practices, health and nutrition, local food programs, the meat industry, and social aspects of dining.
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Blow!

A series of sassy handkerchiefs for women with slogans such as “Don’t Be Snotty,” “Don’t Be Snotty Be Nasty,” “Blow Hard,” “Love Your Mother; Blow Your Nose,” and “Blow, Baby, Blow.” At a moment in history where much emphasis in the visual arts and design is placed on surface messaging and pleas to consider sustainability in the face of climate change, BLOW! offers a practical and humorous solution to a never-ending problem of the runny nose (and other predicaments). BLOW! handkerchiefs encourage the old-fashioned tradition of reusable hankies.
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Young Designers

B/W square portraits of undergraduate design majors who I have worked closely with, taken just before they graduate, with an object that inspires their creativity. A project of love.

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Party of Eight

Time-based photography portraits create a motion-based, asynchronous gallery of contemporary food service workers from a wide gamut of restaurant establishments. Viewers are invited to hear the concerns, hopes and dreams of people who hoist the trays, clear the tables and wash the dishes.
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Central Drive

Video installation considers the compression of time and space represented by California’s Interstate 5, particularly its passage through the Central Valley.
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Sexual Violence 2.013

Interactive visual database where users contribute to an evolving definition of "sexual violence." Uses crowd sourcing to deepen understanding of terminology by encasing it with personal and community experience.

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Feminism 2.013

Video installation that highlights the views of five young women who are representative of an emerging generation of new feminists. These young women address the phenomenon of what many perceive to be a "rape culture."

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Davis Media Access Postcards

Series of illustrated postcards to encourage community media participation and donations..

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cEnergi

A range of interactive projects geared at altering the way energy is experienced by consumers in order to reduce energy use and emissions. Research projects include new energy interfaces for solar decathlon finalist competition, campus energy feedback system, carbon calculators and more. Project pictured was created under my direction by Hannah Park.
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Karen Karnes Kiosk

Project of DES 157, Interactive Media II. Interactive kiosk exploring the life and work of ceramist, Karen Karnes.

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Party of Eight

Time-based photography project. Portraits create a motion-based, asynchronous gallery of contemporary food service workers from a wide gamut of restaurant establishments. Viewers are invited to hear the concerns, hopes and dreams of people who hoist the trays, clear the tables and wash the dishes; displayed ala "portrait hall style." Portraits shown in black and white and stereo-video.
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Suburban Chicken

Viewmaster reel portraits of Davis chickens with their owners.

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Keep on Truckin'

Time-based portraits of truckdrivers speaking on the work of truckdriving and the importance of California's Central Valley to the US.View website.

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Mirror Mirror

Interactive video database using motion detection that poses as foggy mirror that gives personalized messages of love.

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Be My Valentine

Interactive database based on candy valentines. Participants are prompted to create virtual, interactive candy hearts with personalized messages.

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Still Life with Motion

Motion-sensitive, interactive video installation. Projected images reflect dichotomy of goods and evils, polarities every society has to come to grips with. Default image is a randomly changing video tableau of dryland fires, oil refineries, landfill and environmental and social destruction. Polar images of wind turbines, ecological agriculture and social amelioration can only erase their opposites through the massing of bodies in the public space (potentially urban streets) before it or through vigorous motion.

Melissa Chandon

Eight-minute video portrait of an artist. Uses a cinematic style that references the notable minimalist style with which Chandon paints, visual explorations describe location, object and the process of creative research and making.

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Direct Quote: Women Speak Out on the Palin Nomination

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Hands That Feed

Series of five trading cards that consider and celebrate the role of immigrant labor in the US food economy.
Reviewed in Bitch Magazine.

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Mano a la Boca (Hand to Mouth)

Video installation considers immigrant workers as “alien hands” and “faceless” to general public. Referencing field labor work, viewers stoop bent back to view video monitors held by “planted,” mechanical hands.

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Interactive exploration considers range of textile innovations, from industrial revolution to local trends of San Francisco; from machine-made to hand-made to child-made.

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Bodies In Motion

Live video projection explores movement in consideration of surveillance technology and culture.

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Rocket's Alphabet

Screen-based, interactive alphabet.

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Video database explores cultural semiotics of color.
Collaborative project with Valerie Soe.

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Mission Window

Installation with digital projection explores internal and external space within the context of one San Francisco apartment building.

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Makibaka!

Performance project explores the Philippine American War and effects of “struggle” on Bay Area Filipino youth.

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Teller Machine

Installation explores political economy through familiar interface of an ATM machine.
Collaboration with Jesse Drew

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The Paper Tiger TV-ROM

Explores the history of Paper Tiger Television, as well as history of media and communications.

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Who Owns the Internet

Window installation exploring privatization of media.

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Hired, Tired, Fired

Mock magazine covers critically and humorously address the prevalence of white males in the high-tech industry and suspicious absence of women and people of color.

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Welcome to the Crossroads

Window installation explores ownership of communications and public access.

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The Single Tingle

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Being Some Body