• October 7, 2013

    Before I arrived at AICT there was a committee working to develop a kinetic sculpture for the main building.  Being an artist myself, when I arrived I questioned the need to be hiring an outside company and suggested working ourselves.  I started working on some ideas and then together with PHD student Changeun we presented a few ideas to the committee and we […]

  • August 1, 2013

    Pyeong Chang Biennile, Mangsang Gallery Site Through my time in Korea I have met some great people.  One of which, Changgeun Oh, a PHD student in DYROS (Dynamic Robotic Systems Lab) and an Assistant Professor at Sogang University had introduced me to the curators of the Pyeong Chang Bienniel, a biennial art gallery setup for the welcoming of the 2018 winter Olympic games […]

    June 10, 2013

    I wrote this tutorial for the dyros blog: http://dyros.snu.ac.kr , but thought some readers here might find it useful as well. Enjoy! While Vicon Blade is known for its ease of integration with software such as Motion Builder and Maya, Nexus is most known for its application in Biomechanics as it has the capacity to record numerous sensors such as EMG as well as […]

  • December 23, 2012

    Book Cover of the Proceedings During my Masters I worked on a project called Robosculpt.  Since then,  Jason and I wrote a paper on the project explaining our methodology and results.  We were pleased to be accepted as one of the few Full Papers at the RobArch 2012 conference.  You can buy the book online at amazon.  And download my chapter here. Photo […]

  • August 25, 2012

    I have recently finished my Masters, but during the early stages I had wrote an extended abstract of the progress of my research along with some additional work I was doing with Jannani Viswanathan, a graduate student in mechanical engineering.  We met during Dr. Melissa Gross class for motion capture and decided to work together. It was great working with her and in […]

    July 31, 2012

    After a year and a half I have finished my Masters of Science in Architecture with a concentration in Digital Technology at the University of Michigan.  My research was based on simulating and visualizing the human body within architectural space.  The overall subject of my research was in the need to have these performative ratings of space in order for Universal Design to thrive. […]

  • May 2, 2012

    After a few months, the RoboSculpt project finally has a real example.  Awhile back I blogged about a new project I had started for a digital fabrication class required of the MSDT students.  When Wes McGee helped me cut some tests and I did some fiberglass layups, I gained some more excitement on the project.  The normal semester took over most of my time, […]

  • March 23, 2012

    For the past few months I have playing with an idea of paint being a physical body.  The idea started with my interest in how people paint.  When does someone choose a knife vs a paint brush.  What would happen if you were to remove the color and look at the thickness of the paint itself.  Would you get the outline of what […]

  • March 19, 2012

    George Crumb Is a contemporary composer who, as it turns out graduated from University of Michigan.  Awhile back I mentioned some people that crossed the line between visual arts and music.  Recently I have been introduced to a few contemporary piano composers.  While I still have a hard time hearing and understanding music,  I have come to enjoy some contemporary compositions.  The sheet music itself is […]

  • March 19, 2012

      Update: http://www.smartsculpture.com/2012/05/robosculpt-synergy-between-sculpture.html For the past few years I have walked by the KUKA robot at the University of Michigan architecture FabLab and couldnt wait to use it.  It took until this Masters of Science program that I was able to do work with the robot.  During my BFA in sculpture I had a few ideas for what I wanted to do on the […]

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