About this site

Artist & Multidisciplinary Designer based in Ocean Park, California.

This site acts as a personal bookmark of inspiration, knowledge and random things I find which help me advance my knowledge as a creative. Posts are saved as a reference point when information is needed. Knowledge is king. I currently work as a Senior Design Director focusing on User Experience and User Interfaces while driving future Product Visions for a great technology company. In my free time I combine art with technology to create rich interactive installations focused on 80’s style experiences.

3D LED POV Mirror. “We Are with You, Mirror” is a piece by Brady Marks from VIVO Media Arts Centre that was shown at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. It is a 3D persistence of vision volumetric display that acts as a mirror, using four spinning Peggy 2 boards to reflect visitors movements in low resolution 3D LED glory. Source

Posted on Thursday, June 19th 2014

Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) are robotic limbs that, when worn, give you more limbs than you’d normally have. In other words, they’re not robotic limbs designed to replace biological limbs that you might be missing, but rather robotic limbs designed to augment the number of limbs that you have already. Source

Posted on Friday, June 13th 2014

This instructable will guide you through all of the steps to in order to create a one-of-a-kind beer pong table complete with cup detecting RGB pods, automatic ball washers, a 32×12 ping pong ball LED grid, side LED rings for spectators and an RF interface to communicate wirelessly with a PC! It will teach you everything from theory of operation to modifying the table to suit your needs. First, I will take you through the modification and wiring of the table before we dive into the software side of things.

The toughest part about this project is just getting it started. There is a lot of prepping and labour to do before you can get anything real exciting working. However, if you can stick it out until you get the 32×12 LED grid in place, you will do just fine. Once you get up to that point, you can really start to see the potential for the table and it makes working on it a lot more enjoyable. I worked on this table on and off over the course of one year. If I were to build another one and had a set schedule of 8-hours per day to work on it, I could easily finish it within one week. The majority of the time that I spent on this project went into prototyping, development and writing the software rather than actually assembling the project. Source

Posted on Friday, June 13th 2014

JohnnyExpress. It’s 2150. There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. when the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box. However, it never goes as planned. Johnny encounters strange and bizarre planets and always seems to cause trouble on his delivery route. Will he be able to finish his mission without trouble? Source

Posted on Friday, May 16th 2014

Soleil est une installation interactive et immersive dans laquelle le visiteur expérimente des stimulations sensorielles (sons et couleurs) qui modifient sa perception de l’espace. Un à un, le public est invité à entrer dans la sphère lumineuse, Soleil. L’expérimentateur est alors métaphoriquement au centre du soleil. Ébloui par la lumière, il ferme les yeux. Mais il continue à sentir à travers ses paupières les impulsions et les mouvements des lumières colorées. Le projet commence à ce point, dans les images mentales de la conscience de l’expérimentateur. Source

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Justin Thompson Visuals for Red Bull at Chicago’s CASTLE NIGHTCLUB - Custom Projection Mapping. Justin Thompson Visuals and Red Bull bring custom projection mapped visuals to Chicago’s CASTLE / Palladium nightclub. JTVisuals created a custom visual package in conjunction with Red Bull, bringing an exciting new visual show to Castle with light Red Bull branding- now the best projection mapped visual show in Chicago. Justin Thompson Visuals has collaborated with Red Bull to bring visual packages like this to select chosen venues in Chicago. This installation can be experienced in the Palladium at Castle, any night the club is open. Source

Posted on Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Flying Robot Rockstars. KMel Robotics presents a team of flying robots that have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs. The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp. Drums are hit using a deconstructed piano action. And there are bells. Lots of bells.

Posted on Thursday, May 1st 2014