MFA Design + Technology (MFADT) Thesis Project at Parsons The New School for Design

Little Shadows is a performative, audio-visual installation. It proposes a new and playful interactive language that can be learned through intuitive mappings between the movement of hand gesture shadows and how they behave, in relation to shape, color and sonic output, in a collaborative space of expression. The shadow-based instrument focuses on how intentionality – learned-actions and decision-making – ultimately guide users through the interactive system. The main goal is for participants to discover and learn the audio-visual language mapped within the system through the joint effort of communicating and recognizing emergent patterns as shadow gestures are created over time.

Inspiration - Precedents - Prototypes: Little Shadows Tumblr Page
Video Documentation: Vimeo Page 
Also refer to my Parsons Blog + Flickr Photostream
Thesis Document

MFADT 2012 Thesis Site + Promo Reel 
Little Shadows featured on Parsons :: Exhibitions + Events

-  Audio-visual performative installation 
-  New interface for musical expression 
-  Gestural lightbox that paints ephemeral visuals with your shadows

Video Documentation: 

Additional documentation can be found here.

Selected Works

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Body MetricsTech Museum

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TableauBasemap Design

MapzenUI Design

Little ShadowsMFA Design +Technology Thesis

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Midi TypewriterParsons MFA D+T

IllustrationProject type

Algorithmic AnimationOpenframeworks

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