learning the ropes

things I made at ITP and after: sketches, prototypes, and other documentation

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maker Faire New York

See me at Maker Faire!

I received word that 4MP (a reincarnation of my rope&pulley system) has been accepted for exhibition at Maker Faire New York.  Come out and join me for some improvised dance music.

posted by Michael at 5:50 pm  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


An interview done by Alex Matthews at Calit2:

posted by Michael at 11:13 pm  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 1 at gallery@calit2 (UCSD)

Today was the first day of setup for “Overheard” at gallery@calit2 at the University of California – San Diego.

Our load-in went smoothly and by the end of the day, we had all of the technical elements in place: conversations loaded on 20 LCD panels, custom software driving a continuous images spanning across 3 projectors, 2 rope&pulley units installed, and custom software driving 6 channels of simultaneous audio.

Tomorrow we will begin by taking the time to observe the combination of the technical elements with the content in the gallery space and from there, decide how to shape those elements.

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I’m feeling good.  Wendy is feeling good.  Many thanks to fine staff at the gallery for all of their assistance in getting us up and running.

posted by Michael at 2:13 am  

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

rope&pulley at ITP Spring Show

video: Gian Pablo Villamil

posted by Michael at 10:10 am  

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Upcoming Events

Thesis Presentation
Every graduating student in my program is required to give a twenty minute presentation on their thesis project. My presentation about the rope&pulley performance system I developed will take place on Thursday evening at 9:00pm EST. You can watch my presentation in two ways:

On the Web:


- the presentation is streamed live and also recorded for later viewing

In Person:
721 Broadway
4th Floor – Room 447
New York, NY 10013

ITP Spring Show
My rope&pulley system will also be exhibited in the ITP Spring Show, where I’ll demonstrate a different application of the system — as an instrument for informal musical collaboration

Monday, May 12: 5-9pm
Tuesday, May 13: 5-9pm

This Spring Show is also located at the addressed listed above, but takes up the entire fourth floor.

posted by Michael at 10:51 am  

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

ITP Spring Show 2007

It’s that time again: ITP Spring Show 2007

Come see what we’ve been up to all semester. Bring the family.

Tuesday, May 8, 5-9 pm
Wednesday, May 9, 5-9 pm

posted by Michael at 9:09 am  

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