I love art and technology.
I’m the founder & CEO of Vidcode, we offer computational media courses online.
My computational art
The photos above feature two of my interactive art installations. The first, is using a kinect to measure how far the viewer is from the minimal black and white projection. Once the sensor sees you, the white squares come to life – moving up/down, making noise and responding to your proximity. The second, is a live performance in NYC using face mapping and high def video. In the image above, an actor is competing with a virtual performer for the audience’s’ attention.
I ❤ education
Vidcode was founded with a passion to deliver easy to use, open-ended, art + code projects to everyone. Over the last six years, I’ve spoken with over 1,500 K-12 teachers who are new to coding and supported over 400 schools to launch coding courses.
I ❤ speaking
I speak to audiences around the world about K-12 computer science, art + technology and how to engage more girls in coding. School visits, auditoriums, and EDU conferences – please reach out to my contact below.
If you want to know what I’m up to, please follow Vidcode on twitter 🙂
Large Format Photography
Below you can see a selection of photographs taken on my 4 x 5 camera and medium format cameras. Many of my fine art photography projects are about communities of women.
I started my career as a photographer & cinematographer in New York City. As the field got increasingly technical, I decided to go back to graduate school to study computer programming. I wanted to build websites and make a better income in the long run.
In my first year of graduate school, I fell in love with the creative and collaboratives sides of coding. I began making interactive art installations, building programs with blob detection and hooking up Arduinos to different sculptures.
A year later, I discovered the world of startups through a conference called the WE festival. Again, I fell in love. This time with the idea of not having to apply for a job, but instead having the opportunity to build my own workplace.
A few months later, I met my co-founders at a hackathon and the rest is vid.code history!