I’m the proud co-owner of an Instructables page. I’m a part of a small art collective titled ‘Snax_and_Macs’ and we are proud to announce that we’ve been featured twice in the last month for interactive installation tutorials using Spacebrew and openFrameworks.
Here’s our Instructables Member’s Page: http://www.instructables.com/member/Snax_and_Macs/
And here’s a link to our most recent installation tutorial: Capacitive Sensing//openFrameworks//Arduino//SPACEBREW Installation!
About:Snaxxx ‘n Macs in a new media artist collective comprised of Joselyn Neon McDonald, Nicole Yi Messier, Alex Tosti and Lucy Matchett. Currently we all completing a Masters of Fine Arts in Design & Technology at Parsons the New School for Design. We enjoy physical computing, Destroying patriarchy, Snacks, Our Mac books, surprising interactions, Listening to 90’s Rap music, the Wizarding world of Harry potter, planning trips to the Wizarding world of Harry Potter , soldering after a long hard day, taking romantic walks to Radioshack and Mulan. To see more about us visit us at
http://joselynmcdonald.co/ – Joselyn McDonald’s Portfolio
http://nicoleyimessier.com/ - Nicole Messier’s Portfolio
http://www.alextosti.com/ – Alex Tosti’s site
http://lucymatch.com/ – Lucy Matchett’s Work
Here are renderings from an openFrameworks sketch I’m working on with Nicole Yi Messier (http://nicoleyimessier.wordpress.com/) that uses super 8mm film (moving a stills) and a generative mesh.
Here is the still I used that generated the following images.
Hello everyone that identifies as a woman. I’ve started ‘Making Space’ a movement that encourages all women to write about their expertise (whatever it may be), create a material book, and place it on a book shelf. Please PM me via WP or email me at email@example.com.
Here is a visual guide to binding:
If you’ve found this page because you saw something like this in the back of a book:
You’re in the right place! And I’m so thrilled to meet your inquisitive self.
Making Space is a project I’ve developed (and is still developing, morphing, and dancing right along) in order to encourage women across the world to start contributing to the (unfortunately radically gender imbalanced) literary collection of public libraries. It’s an infiltration of the system that has established barriers for women to express themselves.
Here is how you can participate in Making Space:
1. Women, write a book about what’s important to you, any size and any length. Anything goes!
2. Take pictures of the pages of your book and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via my wordpress.
3. Bind the book (you can pay to bind it, or just use simple tape and thread),
4. Insert your work in a public library shelf.
5. Encourage other women to do the same.
As the books come in, I’ll upload the content to this page: Making Space
Oh, and here’s the cover of my book:
It’s not much, but it’s mine, and it’s about to be on a New York Public Library shelf. Take that patriarchy!
Godspeed with your writing,
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. – Gloria Steinem
From February 21st to 22nd, I participated in a self-directed 24 hour role-play as Joselyn Mcdonald, CEO. She is the Chief Executive Officer of a fortune 500 company that I’ve created – X-Corp Global Pharmaceuticals. The role play took place on the 12th floor of The New School. There was a 25 member team of role players that participated as X-Corp support personnel.
I assumed this role in order to explore gender, power, and culture in the corporate sphere. I’m currently attempting to process the experience. The act of performing a role of a person who in-turn is required to perform a myriad number of roles in quick succession was exhausting.
I’ll be dedicating the next few weeks to pull apart, and stitch back together, a new view on the demands on women from the corporate sphere. A glimpse into a concern raised by the project: the demands on executive women to spend close to 2 hours per day on her aesthetics. Quality of personal time and aesthetic demands on professionals is a social justice issue that we need to start talking about in no uncertain terms. Stay tuned for more thoughts.
You can find the live stream of my day below.