Areas of Expertise
graphics: basic Photoshop and Illustrator self-defense,
hardware: Digital, analog and hybrid circuit design and construction. Embedded system design and programming. Basic machining skills,
software: Zope and Plone, python programming, Java programming, FORTH and assembly language programming.
other: Architectural design for open source collaborative communities.
Location145 W. San Carlos
San José, CA, 95113
A collaborative, inter-museum exhibit demonstrates the Coriolis effect by showing that water tends to circle a drainhttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/imagefield_default_images/placeholder02.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/placeholder02.jpg
Friends Around...http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/large/projects_n-z/shrinking-world-growing-connections/RSS_2010_addresses.pngFriends Around the Globe
This exhibit shows a map of one person's network pre- and post-Internet. The visitor may make a map of her own networkhttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/projects_n-z/shrinking-world-growing-connections/RSS_2010_addresses.pnghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/projects_n-z/shrinking-world-growing-connections/RSS_2010_addresses.png
You peer into a box and see a tiny, upright image of yourself inside.http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/imagefield_default_images/placeholder02.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagefield_default_images/placeholder02.jpg
Volunteer for the Program for the Future Conferencehttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/projects_a-m/conference-volunteers/defaultimage-PFF-Badge.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/projects_a-m/conference-volunteers/defaultimage-PFF-Badge.jpg
Project to organize The Tech Virtual's participation in Second Life's fifth birthday celebration (SL5B)http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/projects_n-z/sl5b/defaultimage-sl5b.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/projects_n-z/sl5b/defaultimage-sl5b.jpg
Wall of Musical...http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/large/27/Wall_of_Musical_Buttons.jpgWall of Musical Buttons (Wikisonic)
Engage visitors as active and dynamic participants in an ongoing musical composition, co-created by visitors to thehttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/27/Wall_of_Musical_Buttons.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/27/Wall_of_Musical_Buttons.jpg
Musical Seatshttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/large/27/IMG_3465.JPGMusical Seats
Allow visitors to make music while interacting with the installation and each other through experimentation and play.http://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/27/IMG_3465.JPGhttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/27/IMG_3465.JPG
To enable the audience to experience the role of the painter - through visual aids, animation and audio stream - tohttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/27/mash_masterpiece_08.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/27/mash_masterpiece_08.jpg
Visitors get a realistic experience of going through an earthquake. They enter a "room" in a mockhttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/27/IMG_20110404_161101.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/27/IMG_20110404_161101.jpg
Jetpack Chairhttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/large/27/IMG_20110404_160912.jpgJetpack Chair
Experience what it's like to navigate in the weightlessness of space. The visitor sits in a large chair likehttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/huge/27/IMG_20110404_160912.jpghttp://thetechopensource.thetech.org/sites/default/files/27/IMG_20110404_160912.jpg
My Projects at the Tech Open Source
This exhibit shows a map of one person's network pre- and post-Internet. The visitor may make a map of her own network by importing her address book from a social networking site.
You peer into a box and see a tiny, upright image of yourself inside.
Volunteer for the Program for the Future Conference
Project to organize The Tech Virtual's participation in Second Life's fifth birthday celebration (SL5B)
A collaborative, inter-museum exhibit demonstrates the Coriolis effect by showing that water tends to circle a drain more often in a CCW direction in the Norther Hemisphere and more CW in the Southern.
Engage visitors as active and dynamic participants in an ongoing musical composition, co-created by visitors to the museum. This is the physical exhibit inspired by the Wikisonic project.
Allow visitors to make music while interacting with the installation and each other through experimentation and play. Musical Seats is the physical exhibit at The Tech Museum that was inspired by the Musical Chairs exhibit proposed and prototyped in Second Life by Leanne Garvie.
To enable the audience to experience the role of the painter - through visual aids, animation and audio stream - to step into the shoes of the painter and 'paint' an existing painting by a real painter. This is the physical exhibit at The Tech Museum inspired by Marie Crandell's Artist in Residence - The Painter, prototyped in Second Life.
Visitors get a realistic experience of going through an earthquake. They enter a "room" in a mock building, and experience a countdown to an earthquake, complete with a red flashing light. The room has seats and stanchions and is well padded. A sandbox allows visitors to build structures out of blocks and see how well they survive the earthquake. The exhibit is always supervised by a volunteer.
Experience what it's like to navigate in the weightlessness of space. The visitor sits in a large chair like a pilot's ejection seat, leaning back. The chair slides on an air bearing on a perfectly levelled floor, and the visitor sitting in the chair navigates by controlling air thrusters with a joystick. A laser on the back of the chair projects a red dot on the cieling, and the challenge is to move this dot over several targets on the cieling within a time limit.