I am working to release a version of adb called SnakeThing. Please visit steddyrobots.com for more info.
over a decade, I've been designing and building devices
which enhance social and cultural activities. These have ranged
from machines to interactive installations to performance
technology to websites and software. I work with electronic and mechanical technology, programming
computers, and fabricating physical forms. Since
2001, I have increasingly focused on robots which
physically interact with people. My
goal here is to build machines which appear to be alive in some
capacity. Once built, these devices are enacted in galleries, festivals
or other public forums where people have the chance to
explore them at their will.
I live in Toronto
where I work on these projects for myself, and for others as a
contractor. My projects have been shown in Canada, and
abroad, some highlights of which include ISEA2004, Future Physical,
Artbots, and Ars Electronica. I also teach when possible. In 2008, I completed an MFA in
media study at the University at Buffalo. Prior to that, I managed the
studio and developed workshops at InterAccess Electronic Media Arts
Centre, and worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts.