Alone Together: Human Touch in a Digital Age Ever been at a party where everyone was looking at their phone? As a response, Eyeris is a cultural prosthetic that renders the user dependent on human touch for sight.

Alone Together: Human Touch in a Digital Age Ever been at a party where everyone was looking at their phone? As a response, Eyeris is a cultural prosthetic that renders the user dependent on human touch for sight.

Kisses from the Future: Speculative Intimacy Strategies inspired by the Micro-biome  How much of our identity is predestined by our DNA, and how much of our behavior is influenced by the the constellation of microorganisms that reside in, on, and around us?  What is genetic exchange without intimacy?  What invisible forces co-make me?   These are some of the questions I am asking through the speculative design of a biological love note of the future.

Kisses from the Future: Speculative Intimacy Strategies inspired by the Micro-biome  How much of our identity is predestined by our DNA, and how much of our behavior is influenced by the the constellation of microorganisms that reside in, on, and around us?  What is genetic exchange without intimacy?  What invisible forces co-make me?   These are some of the questions I am asking through the speculative design of a biological love note of the future.

Forget Me Not: In the art of perfumery, we have long extracted the scents of flowers to apply to ourselves- what if we did the contrary and engineered a plant to emit the odor profile of a person instead?   Could we design new rituals for mourning, new biologies for remembering? 

Forget Me Not: In the art of perfumery, we have long extracted the scents of flowers to apply to ourselves- what if we did the contrary and engineered a plant to emit the odor profile of a person instead?   Could we design new rituals for mourning, new biologies for remembering? 

 An exploration in the Emotional Affordances of Synthetic Biology Can biotechnology be used to create work as moving as music?  Where are the thresholds between science and its ability to change our emotional landscape?  In a world where we can redesign organisms for our own ends, how do we define "nature"?

 An exploration in the Emotional Affordances of Synthetic Biology Can biotechnology be used to create work as moving as music?  Where are the thresholds between science and its ability to change our emotional landscape?  In a world where we can redesign organisms for our own ends, how do we define "nature"?

Perfumes for Proust  Do we miss the individual or the sensory traces they leave behind?  

Perfumes for Proust  Do we miss the individual or the sensory traces they leave behind?  

R e f l e s h : Testing the Somatic Marker Hypothesis through Emotive Skins  Designing artificial skins that display physiological affect markers to test internal cognitive calibration as it relates to decision making.

R e f l e s h : Testing the Somatic Marker Hypothesis through Emotive Skins  Designing artificial skins that display physiological affect markers to test internal cognitive calibration as it relates to decision making.

The Empathy Machine Towards a Networked Sensorium: Can we make the differences between the self and the other less distinct?  What happens when we are tethered within the same sensory feedback loop?  Can multiples individuals converge into a single organism?

The Empathy Machine Towards a Networked Sensorium: Can we make the differences between the self and the other less distinct?  What happens when we are tethered within the same sensory feedback loop?  Can multiples individuals converge into a single organism?

Human Plant Symbiosis: Experiments in Interspecies Interfaces In the Anthropocene, what are the human limits of interspecies empathy?  Can we design new interfaces for cross modal communication? (currently in progress)

Human Plant Symbiosis: Experiments in Interspecies Interfaces In the Anthropocene, what are the human limits of interspecies empathy?  Can we design new interfaces for cross modal communication? (currently in progress)

Embedded Aesthetics  Does form always follow electronic function?   These circuits entangle symbolic language with logic gates, exploring the semiotics of electronic design.

Embedded Aesthetics  Does form always follow electronic function?   These circuits entangle symbolic language with logic gates, exploring the semiotics of electronic design.

 Microbial We: Bacterial Self Portraits Exploring lines between self and other, disgust and pleasure (current work in progress)

 Microbial We: Bacterial Self Portraits Exploring lines between self and other, disgust and pleasure (current work in progress)

Embodied Entanglement What remains after the flesh?

Embodied Entanglement What remains after the flesh?

If You Play With Fire A meditation on the lifelong exercise of letting go

If You Play With Fire A meditation on the lifelong exercise of letting go

Ephemeral Permanence: An exploration in liberated mark making

Ephemeral Permanence: An exploration in liberated mark making

The Density of Light  Immersive installation exploring the spatial thresholds between the body and the environment

The Density of Light  Immersive installation exploring the spatial thresholds between the body and the environment