I'm interested in how technologies (both new and old) can help us tell stories to one another, and in what our stories tell us about ourselves. I like buried streams, phonography, and programming on the beach. I build websites, provide technology consulting, design installations, plan workshops and events, and play nicely with others.
The Massachusetts Avenue Project is a youth-run urban farm and food access advocacy organization. I worked collaboratively with a staff designer to develop a custom Wordpress template. My responsibilities included user interface design, training of staff, and content management.
I developed a new website for the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies, a technology-oriented research program of the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning. I worked collaboratively with a staff designer to develop a custom WordPress template. I also assisted with user interface design and content management.
I designed and developed a new website for this community healthcare not-for-profit. I created a custom WordPress template, audited and managed content, trained their staff and board, and consulted on their communication and outreach strategies.
This course provides a thorough introduction to the tool that lies at the center of (and connects) nearly all “new media” technologies: the website. In this course, you will learn to design and develop a website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and a basic text editor and FTP client, as well as to use tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie, and Audacity to edit, optimize, and upload images, text, video and sound. In order to encourage you to engage with the “real world” away from the screen and to explore the dynamic region of Western New York, you will select a local or regional issue, problem, or controversy (economic, political, cultural, environmental, or otherwise) to critically explore and document throughout the duration of the course.
While in contemporary media theory the word “ecology” typically refers to an abstracted network of interactions between humans and their technologies, this course suggests another, broader application of the term, which places (new) media technologies in the broader context of regional (and global) ecological systems. This course will use regionally significant contemporary issues including watershed activism, land preservation, climate change, and pollution and waste storage as a lens through which to explore new media production tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator (or their open-source analogs), basic HTML and CSS, and the free and open-source audio editing tool Audacity, as well as other tools as interest and time allows.
This six-week workshop was offered at Squeaky Wheel to provide an introduction to the design and development of websites from scratch through hand-coding HTML and CSS. Particular emphasis was placed on the history of HTML and CSS, as well as contemporary design trends such as responsive layouts, parallax scrolling, embedding native rich media using HTML5, and more.
This four-week workshop at Squeaky Wheel provided an introduction to the WordPress blogging and content management platform, from how to use the Dashboard, publish posts, and manage users, to widgets and plugins, to customizing themes using CSS and creating new themes and templates with PHP.
Site-specific sound installation in an under-construction hoophouse for urban aquaponics
Prototype parking enforcement tracking system