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Chat Splat

Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:12 pm, by nadine

Chat Splat is a new application I am working on that will explore and subvert some chat mechanics. Its built in NodeJS and coming along, but alas my computer ate itself last week and that’s put a serious dent in getting anything done at the moment. I am however starting up “Code Novemeber” where I will spend most of November coding small experimental projects, and Chat Splat will be one of them.

chatsplat

chatsplat

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Adventure Box 1.0

Posted August 11, 2014 | 1:01 pm, by nadine

So what did you do in July? I built a tiny house box on wheels that now currently lives in my back yard.

It has been dubbed Adventurebox 1.0, and while it was intended to go to Burning Man, alas it is built rather too solid to make a cross country road trip. That said, building it was the real adventure. And my friend Alanna Predko will likely be using it as part of her thesis. We already have plans to build Adventurebox 2.0 for next year.

WE started with not a lot of building experience, but after this, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that if you need a really solid shed, you should call me.

And now, a picture dump!

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

adventurebox 1.0

Makey Makey Workshop at Allied Media Conference

Posted August 11, 2014 | 12:45 pm, by nadine

June was a busy month. Not only did Sext Adventure launch, along w/ announcing plans for txtr, I had the opportunity to hit up the Allied Media Conference in Detroit to run a Makey Makey Workshop. It was my first time visiting Detroit and I was really happy to work with the AMC to make this happen.

The workshop went well, tho I will admit, being scheduled at 9am on a Saturday made me a bit nervous for attendance. But the turn out was great and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Here’s a few shots of some of the things people came up with:

AMC Workshop 2k14

Wicked little band out of tin foil, the drum pedal was a real pedal too!

AMC Workshop 2k14

Jousting!

AMC Workshop 2k14

Interactive Sandwich Controller

AMC Workshop 2k14

Feather Gloves

Workshop participants passing on what they had learned to others in the FDL.

FDL - Makey

FDL - Makey

You can also see my whole photoset of the trip on flickr.

If you haven’t heard of the AMC, its an annual conference in Detroit where artists, musicians, activists and technologists all come together to talk and share action points about social justice. I highly recommend going if you can.

I’d also like to thank Una Lee for her immense work organizing the Future Design Lab. And Sagan Yee, for helping me out by mentoring, and for just being all around awesome.

While in Detroit, I also met up with some new friends to go exploring. Detroit is pretty amazing, and the work that goes on there by grass roots organizations is immediate and intense. I am humbled by people’s dedication and passion. It was an eye opening and interesting experience.

So thanks AMC, Future Design Lab, and Detroit, for letting me contribute.

Looking forward to next year.