Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Made some books.

Put a handful of Upstate Jams together. Also working on A Quarter in Review.

Monday, April 29, 2013

More Process Book Pages

finished process book

I finished my process book and just need to print it. Here's the cover and one of the inside pages:

I've still been doing a lot of research on habit. The most interesting thing I've found is learning about the fact that the majority of the definitions relate to clothing and not what I first thought of the word as. I haven't really made anything else since the definition book because I was putting a lot of my focus into the process book. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Burned screen, revisited type.

I've also started the layout for my process book, Quarterly Review.

Spectral frequencies

I've been a little busy, working on folding the sound over and over. I accidentally discovered that now that all the sounds are interacting, you can isolate each frequency of the sound and they stand on their own as an experience.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Exhibition Idea

An Installation: 

A floor painting using perhaps a water soluble "children's" paint that can be applied and then scrubbed off after the show. 

I would plan on painting in the outlines (shown in pink for diagram) using the "washable" paint. The color would be a gray/white wash to appear very subtle on the floor. 

My drawings and other process work would then be suspended via string and eye hooks screwed into the wall. (ABOVE 8 FEET - PERHAPS 8' 6") - Grommets. 

I took a inventory of everything I have. I feel that the work alone isn't strong enough to hold up a wall space. I think this idea will help emphasis my idea of space and circulation. 

I want to get an this nailed down TODAY so that I can do prep next week. 

(also chalk lines may be used on the floor under the string to bring the above circulation down to the floor )* 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ready to print upstate jam, started process book.

Upstate Jam ready to print. 

A Quarter in Review. Scanned sketchbook pages, and downloaded all my blogposts. I'm working to find a way to organize all the information best to create a document that can be considered its own HPPH edition. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Process Book (UPDATED)

I got everything together in one document for my process book and started laying it all out... except for a cover it's mostly done. I also made a 4" x 4" document for a book of all the definitions of habit I've been looking at. I was planning on making another book illustrating or demonstrating each definition but the process book and habit definitions book took way longer then expected so I'll start working on that soon while I keep researching/thinking.

Pillows & Catalogues.

The pillows and catalogues are complete!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

First rendered video

I'm playing with time and linear sequencing. This is my first 30s clip which will make it's way into the composition with the audio.

Process shots



Saturday, April 20, 2013


I sat inside sound for awhile in order to drown out the chaos of this week. This is finally starting to take the shape I want it to have. Also, I finally found a title I like.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


This is the first draft of a poetry book. My project has become about points and paths, so here I've taken rigging plans and printed them on vellum. I then folded the paper into an accordion-style book. Folding the pages abstracts the rigging, turning it into just points and paths. I then placed a found poem I made last semester onto the pages.

Link to music.



16 sets of three :)
Titles and more to come.
Affectless poetry books next.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Catalogue.

Another Mind Map, and an Infographic

Upstate Jam Cover, Interior Detail

Upstate Jam will be a one sheet book. I designed the layout as if it were a book with pages that could also read as a poster. Unfolded it measures at 19'' x 26''. I'll get them printed at Staples for cheap as so I can make as many as possible. I'm also considering reprinting Avalanche Slides of the Adirondack High Peaks at full scale. 

Detail from Inside


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


A plan for my space. Will talk about it in class now. Sorry if it's difficult to read.

Routing the second Wiimote

I spent some time working on the Max patcher for the loop machine. I got the Wiimote to select the machines using the D-pad like I wanted to, but when I started using the volume and speed features, multiple machines were being affected. After looking around at the schematic, I realized that I had messed up a bit of the wiring. Once I sorted it out it worked perfectly. I made a second control set for the second Wiimote and began to map it to machines 5-8. It will consist of different controls since 5-8 are going to be samples instead of loops. I also spent some time organizing little parts of the patch, moving a few things and deleting unnecessary objects. I also made it so the master volume will automatically set itself as soon as the patch is opened.

Monday, April 15, 2013


I've been doing a lot of research on habit. I started with a suggestion by John McVey on looking at all the various definitions of the word habit, and I've been looking at flow which is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus. It was proposed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and has six factors to experience it: 1. intense and focused concentration on the present moment, 2. merging of action and awareness, 3. a loss of reflective self-consciousness, 4. a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity, 5. a distortion of temporal experience, one's subjective experience of time is altered, 6. experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding, also referred to as autotelic experience. Flow interested me because in one sense it's the opposite of habit because in a habit you don't focus on what you're doing because it's routine, but it is how habits are learned in specific crafts/expertise.
I've been trying to slow down a little and really research things and not jump the gun on anything yet. I think I'm going to start a sketch book type thing using all of the definitions of habit to express what they mean and what I think they mean as I continue researching so that I'll be able to be creating things as a research piece to help myself.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


I'm experimenting with new layering techniques, creating a larger more confusing space. This will be an opening part of the piece.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Take-Away Cards, Ironed, Catalogue Photos, Paint.

5x5 matte cards with rounded corners for 'take-away's, ordered from Got Print.


Ironed and ready to shoot on the beach for the catalogue:

Examples of the shots I took at Good Harbor last night for the catalogue.

I also purchased paint for the 8ft sectional wall as well as the nook that will be created from the second wall butting up corners with it. They are colors from my color line, I chose to do Sea Spray and Sand Dune. I went to Lowe's where I gave them the swatches of color that I made for my color line and they were able to scan it and exactly match it.