I am an inter-media artist, designer, and researcher with a background in sound, new media, and neuroscience. Broadly, I am interested in the parallels and intersections between brain function, computing, & music.
My work is interdisciplinary and experimental, often using DIY tools and emerging technology. Because the brain may have evolved for movement, I spend a lot of time thinking about the gestures of the body in human/computer interaction. Could working on the computer, or performing digital music, involve more mobility than eyes and fingers?
At present my focus is at the intersection of music-interface / game design, and I am seeking funding to pursue this work full time. You play games, and you play music - why not do both?
MA Candidate: Sound in New Media, Aalto University, Helsinki FI
Minor: Human Neuroscience & Technology
Erasmus: Computational Art, Universität der Künste, Berlin DE
BA: Neuro Intermedia Art, Mills College, Oakland, USA
Study Abroad: Macquarie University, Sydney, AUS
Sound Design & Music - Procedural audio; electronic/computer music composition, production, and performance; sound recording; music theory coursework; musicianship background including trumpet, choir, various percussion + modular synthesizers.
Software/Hardware - Max, Pure Data, Ableton Live, Logic, CDJs, physical computing, Processing, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
Other - Product, installation and interaction design; video production/editing; building/construction skills; able to read text clearly in dreams.
RESIDENCIES & DISTINCTIONS
2019 Residency: Amplify Berlin
2017 Lecture: "SELF/OTHER: The Neuroscientific Construction of Identity"
- Speak Up Series - Fabrica Research Center
Lecture: "WHY WHY WHY: Deconstructing Binarism" - Alta Sovversione
2016 Residency/Scholarship: Interaction Design, Fabrica Research Center
2019- Developer, Helinki XR; Helsinki FI
2019-2020 Designer, Aalto University/Digiplatforms; Helsinki FI
2018-2019 Composer, Tekstiili'18; Helsinki, FI
2017-2018 Sound Design Consultant, Designmuseo; Helsinki, FI
2009-2016 New Media Artist, Meow Wolf Art Complex; Santa Fe, USA
2014-2016 Web Assistant/Social Media Manager, Santa Fe Dry Goods; Santa Fe, USA
2012-2015 Museum Guide/educator, SITE Santa Fe; Santa Fe, USA
2011-2012 Intern, KIT Macquarie Brain Research Lab; Sydney, AUS
2011-2012 Volunteer, Macquarie Music, Sound and Performance Lab; Sydney, AUS
2010-2011 Student Researcher, UC Berkeley Palmer Lab; Berkeley, USA
2010-2011 Student Researcher, Mills Cognition Lab; Oakland, USA
2008-2010 Trumpet, Vocals & Musical Saw, Apple Miner Colony (band); Santa Fe, USA
2002-2018 Surdo drum & Agogo Bell, Samba Fe Batucada (band); Santa Fe, USA
2018 Multi-channel sound installation: “Group Chat” - Demo Day - Aalto Uviversity: Helsinki, FI
2017 Interactive Multi-channel sound installation: “I Hear Colors Everywhere” - Triennale di Milano; Milan, IT
Interactive Installation: “Petrichor” - Postfuture: Athens Digital Art Festival; Athens, GR
Design: “Wealth Distribution” for “Please Do Not Enter” - Da Vetro X Fabrica - The Lab: Los Angeles, USA
Design: “Squared”- Designer Box X Fabrica: Salone di Mobile, Milan, IT
2016 Interactive Installation: “Glitch Beach” - House of Eternal Return: Meow Wolf Art Complex; Santa Fe, USA
2015 Interactive Installation: “Proxy” - Currents International New Media Festival; Santa Fe, USA
2014 Interactive Audio/Visual Installation: “Twin” - AHA Festival of Progressive Art; Santa Fe USA Interactive Sound
Installation “Stand In” - SCUBA Pop Up: Contemporary Art Museum; Raleigh, USA / Mass Gallery; Austin, USA
El Cosmico; Marfa, USA
2013 Interactive Sound Installation: “Skeleton Dances II” - Nucleotide: Thomas Robertello Gallery; Chicago, USA
2019 A/V Performance: "Amplify Berlin" - ACUD Macht Neu
A/V Performance: “The Society for Nontrivial PURSUITS #511” - SPEKTRUM: Berlin, DE
A/V Performance: "Vorspiel: Deep Sea Expedition" - CTM Festival, ACUD: Berlin, DE
2018 DJ Set: “Royal Siler Gardens 8” - Etiquette: Santa Fe, USA
DJ Set: “Broadcast” - HYTKY: Helsinki, FI
DJ Set: “Watti”- HYTKY: Helsinki, FI
A/V Performance: “Nice Music Festival” - Oranssi: Helsinki, FI
A/V Performance: “Why the Body / Why My Body” - Alta Sovversione - Fabrica, Treviso IT
A/V Performance: “ÄÄNIAALTO III” - Aalto, Helsinki, FI
2017 A/V Performance: “Pikkuääniaalto” - Espoo, FI
DJ Set: “Positive Magazine: Venezia 74 Film Festival Party” - Venice, IT
DJ Set: “Quarto Mundo: CSO Django” - Treviso, IT
2016 A/V performance: “Drab Majesty + Them Are Us Too” Radical Abacus; Santa Fe, USA
2015 A/V Performance: “Instruments” Radical Abacus; Santa Fe, USA
2012 Interactive A/V Performance: “Skeleton Dances” - BINGO!: Armory for the Arts; Santa Fe, USA
Interactive A/V Performance: “Skeleton Dances” - X Sound Festival; Oakland, US