Hi there! Welcome to my website. Here you will find assorted documentations of various things I worked on over the years. Nowhere near conclusive, or up-to-date, but I am trying to add stuff I worked on in the last couple years.
In the past year I have been busy working on all kinds of projects.
At the beginning of 2015 I was wrapping up my time with Fabule Fabrications and Tandem Launch. Using the domain knowledge gleaned during the manufacture of electronics in Shenzhen, China, our team build a Bill of Materials management application with the aim of facilitating and standardizing communication between small startups and established electronics manufacturers. The application was a single-page application (SPA) with a React JS front end. I build and architected a RESTful API backend of the application using Zend Framework 2, Doctrine and Apigility, and secured access with OAuth2 Server. We used Heroku Cloud Platform.
Sadly Fabule is no longer around and neither is Clyde, the Arduino-compatible lamp manufactured in Shenzhen, China after a successful Kickstarter campaign. I have archived all the contented I contributed to the project including; user guides, tutorials, hacks, firmware, and marketing material. Check it out: The Clyde Archives.
I worked on a new project called Climobots, building the environmental sensing platform with a bunch of micro-electronic goodies I brought along with me.
I spent the summer as a researcher for a residency at the McCord museum. What a stunning collection! I was humbled by the vast amount of data and craft stored in that building. I focused on finding interesting environmental data sets in the archives. I am planning on a series of projects that reinterpret and reanimate data from centuries ago. I hope to get access to that magnificent trove again.
Another summer project was learning the basics of OpenCV and multiple object tracking. Kyle Hounslow’s youtube tutorials are great. Check them out. So nice to have such powerful tools at your fingertips. Now I’d like to play around with these libraries and taichi and qigong. I think that will be a lot of fun.
I took on a creative programming project building a distributed video player application for Raspberry Pi. Build using OpenFrameworks and OSC as the communication protocol, and controllable from a server running a pd patch. The code is still a initial prototype. I need to clean it up a bit before I release it to the world.
Move over Bill Nye! In the fall I made a couple appearances on the Apartment 11 children’s television production LookKool, a ‘zany’ show about geometry and math. I was there to talk about modular origami and computer programming. Air date TBA.
I have been busy beading all winter. I am making illuminated moccasin tops, aka vamps, by combining electronic textiles and beading. I began this project in 2014 for Walking with Our Sisters, A Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA. My project was too ambitious for the timeline for submission, and because I am developing a new technique, I had a few false starts. I am hoping to complete this project by spring 2016.
This winter I am taking a couple online courses. I am studying for AWS Certified Developer – Associate Certification with A Cloud Guru‘s AWS Associate Certification Bundle. I am learning about my culture with this Cape Breton University course Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki. And finally, Goldsmith’s course,
MACHINE LEARNING FOR MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS.
I’ve been building backend web applications using CakePHP 3 as an independant contractor.