Hello. I have built this website a million times, a million different ways. Still, I find, the story keeps changing. I can't pin down a single narrative. I can't build a straightforward website to tell a straightforward story. The story... eludes me. I'm not certain what it is.
What you are about to see are a series of "rooms." Each represents a different piece of me: a program I have built, an art project I have made, a class I have taught, a web project I have developed.
I know the rooms fit together. I don't yet know how. For now, at least, they are all just rooms... rooms that I love. I am glad for you to go wandering into them.
The Music Box
Girls Who Code
Hour of Code / CodeLNK
Bare Conductive Board
The Music Box was created for Hour of Code 2016 at Innovation Campus.
The idea came from my experimentation with an arduino-based technology, Bare Conductive Board. I wanted to better understand the technology, and the best way to do this is by trying to build something with it. So, I used the electronic boards, which act much like midi controllers, and connected one to a series of light switches, each of which turned on a different 30 second long music track. I connected the other to a series of 11 pads, and programmed it so that each played a different keyboard sound.
The whole goal was essentially to create a DJ room, where you could go in, sit down, flip a switch to play a groovy music loop, and then play piano along with or over or "to" the track. I encouraged viewers to wear "rainbow" glasses, because the box featured a bright light and many, dangling crystals to reflect the light, and make for an exciting visual and audio experience.