September 15th, 2009
"The Tech Artist": Article in the City Pages
Rod Smith just wrote an article about my work for the the City Pages. It runs alongside previews from some great Minneapolis artist/venues like the Jungle Theater, Trylon Cinema, and Bob Hammel’s new film SOLO: 1 X 2. Find it online now and on MSP newsstands Wed morning, September 16th.
February 6th, 2007
MyMap was awarded “best in show” at the student design exhibition Monday evening. It was a great event and a wonderful opportunity for some true cross-disciplinary conversation.
It was also quite exciting to share the project with the larger public for the first time. Some viewers were skeptical that it was a custom program. Some assumed that it was hand drawn. I was also struck by how unexposed this kind of mapping remains. While I (and others) have been immersed in the field for a quite some time, and can easily see precedent for my work, many viewers did not have that same knowledge of the precedents. It was gratifying to be able to give them a glimpse of the field.
For more info on the project, take a look here.
February 1st, 2007
An abstract I recently coauthored was submitted to the 2007 Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) conference. Much of the research I contributed was carried out at the CNL while I was working on my Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the BML with my brilliant advisor, Peter Steinmetz.
Title: Separate image durations activate distinct neuronal populations in the human medial temporal lobe
Authors: Eve Isham, Christopher Baker, Chris Thorp, William Banks, Peter Steinmetz
December 15th, 2006
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Since 1998, I’ve been keeping all of my personal emails. I delete spam and obvious junkmail, but I keep everything else. There is a lot to be found in these emails. On some level they represent a personal history. I’ve been working on a Processsing application to help me begin to visualize the archive. A custom IMAP client accesses my email archive and imports addresses, names and other information from my address book. Over the course of 8 years, individuals use many different email addresses. In order to visualize individual relationships effectively, I have to keep track of all of the addresses. Since 1998, I have sent and received email from approximately 22 addresses.
These initial sketches attempt to reveal the underlying social networks latent in this huge archive of personal mail. Other versions of the visualization reveal more temporal aspects of relationship formation and decline.
I’m thinking of this in terms of a self-portrait initially. This particular visualization strategy was influenced by CAIDA, SCHEMABALL, GNOM, etc. An interactive version will be up sometime soon.
July 29th, 2006
I will be attending the ZeroOne / ISEA 2006 conference in San Jose, California this year.
I just purchased airfare to San Jose for the ZeroOne/ISEA 2006 conference. I will be reporting on the trip as it progresses.
There are a number of events, meetings, parties and gatherings that I look forward to being a part of. More later …
July 7th, 2006
An abstract I recently coauthored was submitted to the 2006 Society of Neuroscience conference. Much of the research I contributed was carried out at the CNL while I was working on my Masters of Biomedical Engineering at the BML with my brilliant advisor, Peter Steinmetz.
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