In 2012, I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree in Design & Technology.

The MFADT program teaches "design research, process, applied theory, and writing to address" both "the expanding influence of design within society and the growing role of technology within design." I gravitated toward Interaction classes, learning web and installation technologies while establishing my design practice.

My thesis work focused on developing social interfaces to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and product development.

As a coordinator and attendee of events within the NYC design and technology student community, I developed a framework of innovative services for practice in future contexts and to document and explore the outcomes of these strategies in ethnographic reflection.

Some favorite projects of mine include

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#FEEDmixer

An interactive mash-up of real-time Twitter data, video and audio. In passive mode, viewers watch a data visualization of the number of Tweets based on the current top trending topics on Twitter. In active mode, users live-mash Tweets, video, and audio at a DJ console, and their work is displayed on 6 large LCD-screens in front of them.

 

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Censored

This tool utilizes face detection to find faces in a photo and automatically cover them up, to protect the “innocent”. You can capture fun memories during a crazy night while allowing involved parties to protect their identities.