Resume

Art + Interaction

Arts Lab Tutor

2001 - 2002

Professor Igor Vamos @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Responsible for teaching students wide variety of digital media software packages and helping them wherever necessary. This also included but was not limited to lab and equipment instruction and artistic discourse.

Research Assistant

2001 - 2002

Professor Curtis Bahn @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Sound Display Research"
Collaborated in research, design, carpentry, parts specification and acquisition, custom electronics fabrication, in the creation of “third generation” spherical speaker arrays.

Video Performance Artist and Engineer

2001 - 2006

Professors Curtis Bahn and Tomie Hahn, performance “Pikapika”

Responsible for the design, implementation, and performance of the show’s video component.

Freelance Programmer, Artist, and Consultant

2001 - 2010

Self-employed

Design and implementation of custom software and hardware
systems for multimedia performance and interactive installation.

Studio Engineer

2003 - 2004

iEAR Engineering @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of professional audio and video production and post-production studios, studio and equipment use instruction, and technical planning and coordination of concerts, performances, and exhibitions.

Installation Artist

2003

Pauline Oliveros Foundation

Created an interactive video installation for the Deep Listening Space.

Software Developer, Control Hardware Engineer, and Artist

2003 - 2006

VIDVOX, LLC

Contributed to the development of the popular VJ software programs VDMX, GRID2, and GRID Pro.

Project Manager, Programmer, Teacher, and Artist

2004 - 2008

Incidents Mémorables @ Aubervilliers, France

The primary developer for the open source project Mirage, a live video triggering and compositing environment for theater. Additionally, taught design and programming workshops in Paris and collaborated on the production of several theatrical productions.

Adjunct Professor - Parsons

2004 - 2007

Parsons School of Design

Teaching an interactive arts programming course entitled “Vision and Sound with Max.” Students learn how to create custom software in the Max programming environment for live performance and interactive installation arts.

Programming Instructor

2005 - 2006

Pauline Oliveros

Tutoring on the subject of audio arts programming in the
Max/MSP programming environment.

Video Effects Developer

2005 - 2006

Fuevoz, LLC

Developed video processing techniques and software used for the MTV VH1 Hiphop Honors Awards Show.

Adjunct Professor - MassArt

2005

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Taught an interactive arts programming course entitled “Programming for Artists.” Students learned how to create custom software for performance and installation arts.

Video Performer, Software Engineer, and Artist

2005 - 2007

Professor Dan Truman @ Princeton University

“Five and a Half Gardens”
Responsible for design, implementation, and performance of the show’s video component.

Guest Lecturer - RPI

2006 - 2007

Professor Tomie Hahn @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Presented lectures on creative applications of information technology for the course “Creativity and IT.”

Healthcare

Part-time Surgical Assistant

1995 - 2010

Floral Vale Periodontics & Implants, P. C.

Prepared bone graft materials and implants for placement, assisted during surgeries, and did initial analysis of CT scans.

Network Engineer

2000 - 2001

National Dental Corporation

Responsible for network design, wiring, implementation, and administration, web site development and management, and tech support.

Director of Technology

2003

Floral Vale Periodontics & Implants, P. C.

Responsible for the implementation and support of dental practice management software, network administration, and tech support.

NYS EMT-B

2007

Completed the New York State EMT-Basic course and became a certified EMT.

Student - Tufts University

2008 - 2010

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-med program @ Tufts University

Two years of lab science classes in Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry.

Surgical Assistant

2010 - 2011

Floral Vale Periodontics & Implants, P. C.

Prepared bone graft materials and implants for placement, assisted during surgeries, and did initial analysis of CT scans.

Student - Harvard University

2011 - 2014

Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Two years of clinical medical education and two years of dental education with the intention to become a periodontal surgeon. Withdrew to pursue careers involving creative problem solving.

Entrepreneurship + Design + Communication

Design and IT Intern

1998 - 1999

Dynamic Digital Advertising

Graphic design, web development, location photography, and network administration.

Ranger and Emergency Psych. Services Volunteer - Burning Man

2005 - Present

Black Rock City, LLC. and Burning Man Project

Mentoring participants at the Burning Man arts event through difficult crises and mediating conflicts between participants. Assisting mental health professionals in caring for participants suffering psychiatric issues.

Videogame Designer

2011

jackadam.net

Designed levels for an educational game, teaching chemistry
concepts to kids.

UI/UX Consultant - Dark Sky

2011

The Dark Sky Company, LLC

Analysis and improvements for Dark Sky, award-winning hyper-local weather forecasting app.

Construction and Property Manager

2013 - Present

Managing renovations and rental of a property in Cambridge, MA.

Partner and Consultant

2014 - 2015

A private bitcoin mining partnership

Helped create a business running ASIC bitcoin miners.

Self-study - Programming

2014 - 2015

Intro to Objective-C and Intro to iOS App Development courses at Code School. Developed a social location sharing app.

Co-founder and CEO

2015 - 2016

Cabin Systems, Inc.

Formed a privacy-centric mobile wireless carrier (MVNO), in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Co-founder - Breadward

2015

Breadward

Designed a social meal sharing app that allowed strangers to eat together and validated the concept through online and field market research.

Trader - Bitcoin arbitrage

2015

Profitably bought and sold bitcoin.

Student - Product Mgmt

2015

Product Management course @ General Assembly - Boston

Introductory course in Product Management

Founding member

2016 - Present

Pupa Dupa, LLC.

Work included project management, CAD, product research, and advising on technology, design, and fabrication for an urban insect farming project, developing more sustainable protein sources for humanity’s survival.

Inventor

2016 - Present

Ballsy

Design, prototyping, and market validation of a magnetic physical manipulation board game.

Hacker Chef

2016

Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon 2.0

Created “deep fried water” using molecular gastronomy techniques, garnered 2.3 million views on YouTube, and performed a primetime segment on the German TV
show "Galileo."

Volunteer Product Manager, Designer, and Developer

2017 - Present

Code for Boston, “Cliff Effects” Project

Creating an interactive financial social assistance visualization tool to help social workers educate their clients about income “cliff effects,” the unfortunate situations where a person’s salary increase can result in a net income loss, making it harder to get out of poverty.