Snow white is an interactive display that gives the viewer multiple perspectives on themselves through the use of optics, computer vision, and classic stage effects. It was built in 2014. Presented at PyOhio (2014) and The Rathskeller Club (2016).
As a midwesterner who moved to California, I found that I longed for the feeling of being immersed in a field of fireflies in the summer months. To share that feeling with others I built several hundred fireflies that now make their journeies around various special occasions. These custom embedded platforms mimic the patterns of droves of biological fireflies. Custom designed electronics ensure a low cost and easy fabrication. Featured at Frog Park, in Vespertine Circus' show "Hinge" and RSA Backdoor Party via Foma Labs
This story book came to live as you opened it, via mutlimedia (animation and audible storytelling) and was implemented by implanting RFID tags into a book, and a reader into a podium. The story was projection-mapped onto the surface of the book to create a realistic effect and the entire system could be automated and remotely controlled to ensure a breathtaking experience for the viewer. Photo via Spencer McCall
A custom web application to show off how the distributed computing environment provided by the Nebula/OpenStack architecture could be employed with existing BioTech workflows.
I, with my brother Kasey via Kelly Creative Tech run a web management platform serving millions of pages a year for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Since 2007 we've continued to improve this hosted platform, which also runs the site you're currently seeing. We designed and implemented it and it does all sorts of things, like blogs, calendars, portfolios, ecommerce and corporate intranets.
Hoprocks is a full-size hopscotch game made of custom-fabricated illuminated rocks. The lights and music change as you play. This piece debuted at Figment Oakland in 2014 and has been seen around various locations.
I consuled on electronics and software and assisted with fabrication, build, and deployment of Xylophage in 2013. Photo via Micah
As Director of Technology at Nonchalance I was a contributor on the designs, and created and implemented the technology of this unique experience. You entered a room and had a discussion with a mythical being (projection mapping video onto a statue). Your questions were mimiced onto the curved wall, and the room reacted to your feelings. Custom robotics dispensed a gift as a token of your time. Photo via Spencer McCall
This room included a sandbox table with embedded cameras to deliver you an individualized photo set of your time. Over this 20 minute experience the entire beach-themed room would mimic the sights and sounds of a dawn, sunrise, midday, sunset, evening, and late night. It gave the impression of a compressed day and altered your perception of time. Photo via Spencer McCall
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.