Thesis report

Final report documenting my process and thoughts in the past year:

Read it here

Dual Degree capstone presentation:

plants are so resilient!

As I was making my flat houseplants, I thought about how roots act as natural stands for the plants and thought I'd try making a flat 'pot' to put the rest of my peace lily in. Didn't think it'd work. And sure enough, after a few days it was flat on the ground, apparently dead. But then..

 

hallelujah it popped back up

EYE-TTOMAN Upholstery process

I had such a blast doing traditional upholstery with this project. Here are my process pics!

1. Frame was constructed out of poplar and maple.

1. Frame was constructed out of poplar and maple.

2. Jute webbing.

2. Jute webbing.

3. 8-way tied springs

3. 8-way tied springs

4. Felt and burlap + twine grid for the horse hair.

4. Felt and burlap + twine grid for the horse hair.

5. Horse hair!!!!

5. Horse hair!!!!

6. Layer of cotton. Project continues to grow in size...

6. Layer of cotton. Project continues to grow in size...

7. Padded eye 'buttons'

7. Padded eye 'buttons'

8. Eyes are finished! A base layer was pulled over the structure like a sock.

8. Eyes are finished! A base layer was pulled over the structure like a sock.

9. Final fabric, machine and hand stitch.

9. Final fabric, machine and hand stitch.

10. Eyes were tufted in and tacked onto the inner structure.

10. Eyes were tufted in and tacked onto the inner structure.

And.... finished!

Programming fun

Short projects from my Arduino class.

Tribute to the intro of Sweet Child of Mine.

 

Thread

Robot Suicide

 
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A horrible Personal Mental Healthcare Assistant. Calls you a liar, forces you into a satanic cult, makes you hold its hand, etc.

 

Covertly recorded my teacher saying "blah blahblah"...

A patch of grass with flowers that light up in random sequences. You can catch a light by cupping your hand around one while it's still lit up, and it will stay and glow for however long you're touching it.

Object sketches

Interactive objects made during my group independent study, Winter 2015. At this time, I thought a lot about interactions between organisms and their inorganic surroundings, including ideas about symbiosis and the Gaia Hypothesis. These ideas drove the kinds of objects I wanted to make.

Paper airplane attached on a dowel and line for continuous flight.

Chair puppet

Unsittable Chair