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  • CLASSES

    syllabuslesson plan

    Beginning MaxMSP + Jitter
    + Fundamentals of MaxMSP programming
    + Using MaxMSP for sound + image + video
    + Creative projects focused on artists + designers

    syllabus

    Foundation: Exploring Digital Arts
    + Audio + Video + Sound
    + Physical Computing + Arduino
    + MaxMSP + Processing

    physical computing talk

    Physical Computing
    + Fundamentals of Physical Computing
    + Fundamental Arduino + Programming for microcontrollers
    + Creative projects using sensors + micro-controllers + interaction

    Web Design + Development
    + Fundamentals of HTML + CSS + programming
    + Fundamentals of managing a project
    + Creative projects creating student portfolio sites

    Generative Art + Processing
    + Fundamentals of programming for artists + designers
    + Fundamentals of Generative Art algorithms
    + Creative projects as still images, animations or installations

    Audio Production
    + Fundamentals of recording + associated gear
    + Fundamentals of Logic Pro and audio production
    + Creative sound projects and exploration of sound as a medium

    Digital Photography
    + Fundamentals of photography: analog + digital
    + Fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop
    + Creative projects focused on creation, manipulation and printing

    Digital Video
    + Fundamentals of the moving image analog + digital
    + Fundamentals of Final Cut Pro + Compressor
    + Creative projects focused on creation, manipulation and output formats

     
     

    Exploring Digital Arts Website

    art & art history

    I create a website for each course that serves as a nexus for student collaboration and archive for future reference.


  • VIDEO PROJECT BRIEF  >  project brief

    STUDENT VIDEO PROJECTS


  • AUDIO PROJECT BRIEF  >  project brief

    STUDENT AUDIO PROJECTS



  • CURRICULUM VITAE  >  download A4 size curriculum vitaedownload letter size curriculum vitae

    EDUCATION

    Master of Fine Arts in Installation/Interaction Design      2010 – 2012
    UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT

    LADO TEFL Certificate      2007
    LADO ENTERPRISES INC. – Washington, DC

    Advanced Scuba Diving Certifications      2002 – 2005
    MONTEREY BAY DIVE CENTER – Monterey, CA

    Unix System Administration      2004
    MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE – Monterey, CA

    Ninth House Networks Situational Leadership      2001
    JP MORGAN CHASE & CO. – San Francisco, CA

    Project Management Workshop      2000
    JP MORGAN CHASE & CO. – San Francisco, CA

    Information Technology Program      2000
    SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY – San Francisco, CA

    Graduate Study in English Literature      1997
    CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA – California, PA

    Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts      1992 – 1996
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – State College, PA
     
     

    EXPERIENCE

    Educational IT + Artist + Technologist     August 2013 – Present
    THE ROYAL ACADEMY – Thimphu, Bhutan – academy.bt
    + Initiate, design and develop Bhutan’s first Fab Lab
    + Design and develop general classroom technologies as well as those focused on creative arts
    + Design and implement websites using PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    + Develop creative digital arts classes utilizing generative programming, physical computing and multimedia programming such as MaxMSP

    Artist + Technologist      January 2004 – Present
    DAVIDCOOL.COM – Monterey, CA – davidcool.com
    + Explore generative art programming, interactive installation and public exhibition venues
    + Focus on Arduino, Processing and interaction design
    + Engage projects centered on creative clients
    + Design and implement websites using Flash, PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS

    Instructor      August 2011 – June 2012
    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT – art.uconn.edu
    + Co-Designed and implemented the first Physical Computing class
    + Co-designed and implemented the first Digital Media class

    Web Developer      August 2010 – June 2011
    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT – art.uconn.edu
    + Co-conceptualize, designed and developed the new art school web portal
    + Implemented a custom CMS system integrating WordPress, ZenPhoto and Google calendar
    + Created website video training tutorials for faculty, staff and students

    Technologist + Instructor      April 2009 – July 2009
    UGYEN WANGCHUCK INSTITUTE for CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT – Bumthang, Bhutan – uwice.gov.bt
    + Designed and developed networking infrastructure
    + Designed and implemented website using Flash, PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    + Taught photography, blogging and basic computer instruction
    + Coordinated and met government officials for infrastructure development

    TEFL English Teacher      February 2008 – February 2009
    I KIDS’ PARK ENGLISH ACADEMY – Seogwipo, Jeju, South Korea
    + Taught Kindergarten through Middle School level classes
    + Created course materials including tests, audio samples and student videos
    + Prepared syllabi, report cards and lesson plans
    + Taught phonics and reading courses
    + Led large group activities including songs, games and movies

    Owner + Web Developer      January 2002 – January 2008
    INFLOW PRODUCTIONS – Monterey, CA – inflow.ws
    + Engaged projects centered on creative clients
    + Designed and implemented websites using Flash, PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    + Focused on hand coding and UNIX/LINUX environments
    + Utilized professional photography and videography skills

    Systems Engineer + Web Developer      September 2002 – March 2007
    BACKSCATTER UNDERWATER PHOTO & VIDEO – Monterey, CA – backscatter.com
    + Created and maintained retail shopping website using Lasso, PHP, HTML and MySQL
    + Designed and managed Mac and PC network including all backup systems
    + Managed website sales process and create custom Filemaker CRM
    + Instructed clients in underwater photography and video

    Web Developer & Steering Committee Member      April 2006 – December 2006
    GLOBAL MAJORITY – Monterey, CA – globalmajority.org
    + Volunteered to manage and develop website and related infrastructure
    + Updated current website information and functionality
    + Developed and deployed a new CMS for global communication
    + Redesigned look and feel of site with focus on user experience and information flow

    Deskside Support Manager      May 1999 – December 2001
    JP MORGAN CHASE & CO. – San Francisco, CA – jpmorgan.com
    + Managed all desktop computer operations consisting of 1000+ investment banking clients
    + Planned, implemented and supported technology needs for North American branch offices
    + Oversaw twenty level 2 technical support analysts in three locations
    + Led project management for specific business driven technology implementations

    Trainer & Deskside Support Lead      Jan 1998 – April 1999
    MOVE.COM – San Francisco, CA – move.com
    + Led technical support initiatives for both networking and telecommunications
    + Trained new technical support staff
    + Held classes for new employees on use of technology
    + Supported technology needs of over 200+ users

    Instructor for Office of Student Retention      January 1997 – January 1998
    CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA – California, PA – calu.edu
    + Taught classes as part of graduate assistance ship with the Office of Student Retention
    + Held student counseling sessions to assess student needs and help develop student goals
    + Worked with director to quantify student achievement and recommend courses of action

    Student Instructor      August 1994 – June 1996
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – University Park, PA – psu.edu
    + Assisted with introductory & zone system photography classes
    + Worked at two university darkrooms

    Gallery Assistant      August 1994 – June 1996
    ZOLLER GALLERY of ART – University Park, PA – sova.psu.edu
    + Installed and de-installed exhibitions
    + Organized opening receptions

     
     

    SKILLS

    + Mac OS X + Mac OS X Server
    + Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    + Linux + Apache + MySQL

    + HTML 5 + CSS 3
    + PHP + Javascript
    + Unix Shell Scripting
    + Processing + MaxMSP
    + OOP + Procedural

    + Adobe Creative Suite
    + Final Cut Pro + Logic Pro
    + Microsoft Office Suite
    + Remote Desktop
    + Parallels / VMware

    + Extensive hardware knowledge
    + Switch + router configuration
    + Network cabling

    + Digital imaging + video
    + Digital audio production

    + Arduino + microcontrollers
    + Circuit building
    + Rapid prototyping
    + Electronics soldering

     
     

    EXHIBITIONS

    Do Not Disconnect      2012
    SOHO20 GALLERY – New York, NY

    Do Not Disconnect      2012
    The BENTON MUSEUM – Storrs, CT

    New Work!      2011
    ARENA GALLERY – Storrs, CT

    CAA Annual MFA Exhibition      2011
    TIMES SQUARE GALLERY – New York, NY

    Fresh Fish      2010
    STUDENT UNION GALLERY – Storrs, CT

    Experimental Video Short Film Festival      2003
    San Francisco, CA

    Group Exhibition      2001
    ARC GALLERY – Chicago, IL

    Solo Photography Exhibition      1997
    CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY – California, PA

    Solo Photography Exhibition      1997
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – University Park, PA

    Group Photography Exhibition      1996
    PATTERSON GALLERY, Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA
     
     

    AWARDS

    Greene Travel Fellowship      2012
    UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT
    + Awarded travel funding to Copenhagen and Stockholm to continue research and development on an interaction design project

    Graduate Fellowship      2010 – 2012
    UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT
    + Awarded full tuition waiver and graduate assistantship

    Travel Grant      2011
    UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT – Storrs, CT
    + Awarded a travel grant to attend a retreat with vocalist David Hykes at the Esalen Institute

    English Scholarship      1997
    CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA – California, PA
    + Awarded a full scholarship for English graduate school studies

    Leslie P. Greenhill Photography Award      1995
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – University Park, PA
    + Competitive monetary award given to third year photography students
    + One photograph was purchased for the Greenhill collection

    Atherton Hall Photography Club      1994
    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY – University Park, PA
    + Awarded working budget for materials and supplies to start and run honors hall darkroom
    + President of photography club for two years