Lethe is a video installation in which a loop of Social Education film is manipulated programmatically. The loop features different major events in the lives of the fictional women such as marriage, spousal disagreements, choosing whether to have children or not. These events are manipulated by either delaying video frames, showing repeated actions, or by abstracting the scene such that the figures are shapeless masses of black, white and grey. As the video loops though the scenes, the understanding of the events happening is modified for the viewers, such that two viewers, who saw the loop at different times, would have a different understanding of how they perceived the emotions of events that are happening.
Lethe 2010
Video Installation

Cinderella’s Illuminated Gown

Cinderella’s Illuminated Gown is a fiber optic/LED/fibre, time-based installation that unravels the interstitial state of transformation and ephemeral nature of Cinderella’s Gown. The project focuses on the role of Cinderella’s gown as a portal between the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Fiber Optics, LEDs, Fibre, Steel Rods
Variable Dimensions

ACM: Interactions Magazine – Embroidered Confessions

Conference Talks:
Critical Themes in Media 2011
MFA DT Thesis site and symposium

Scribbling Speech

Scribbling Speech is an organic performance and installation. The artist writes all of her responses to interaction and stimulus in marker on the wall of the performance space, creating historical trails of the experience. Each of the columns are the height of the artist, to keep the footprint of the piece human size.
The Performance took place Feb. 18th 2009 from 10am-6:30pm.

Logically Speaking

Logically Speaking combines the frustrations, desires, estrangement and fantastic quotidian observations of an artist abroad. These words are paired with logical notation and proofs that resolve easily in comparison.

Charles Petzold: “Code” Chapters 1-7

Petzold’s style of writing while maintaining a scientific yet conversational tone, makes his coverage of morse code, simple circuits , Braille and eventually the Indo-Arabic decimal system a pleasure to read. While I am familiar with some of the concepts that are covered, his approach to teaching the reader about to subject matter is refreshing and insightful. As a sighted person, I had given little thought to braille or what a shift code could mean. This concept of a context driven code is interesting and more complex than I initially thought. My first impulse was to consider Braille as a textured morse code, fixed in meaning. Since there is a duplication of meanings for some of the letters, there is a complexity that renders braille as a code that feels a bit like a language. This is not to say that Braille has the full qualities of a separate language, however, it is not a simple code that can be mindlessly reproduced like the morse code via use of a repeater. Braille requires a thinking mind or a sufficiently advanced algorithm to recognize the grammatical context of the word.

Aside from Braille, the second most fascinating port of the reading was the way that Petzold skillfully unraveled the decimal system. After being so far removed form my mathematics classed from my childhood, it was refreshing to recount these simple mathematical truths about the numbers that surround my daily life. I recall thinking to myself that as children, we initially study math so that we can use it practically. Mathematical expansion was an exercise such that we would understand the basic principles, and then later forget some of the beautiful simplicity of our number system. Petzfold recaptures that childhood joy of counting and expanding large numbers.