I reside in the greater New York City area in the rolling hills of the Hudson River valley and when not at a computer I will often be running, playing tennis, making digital art, coding web experiments, learning fingerstyle guitar, or reading. I'm very active in my community as a volunteer, and in my technical fields as author, editor and peer-reviewer.
News: 📢 My peer-reviewed survey paper on the state of AI tools for creativity appears in the Proceedings of ACHI'21 (Nice, France). 📢 US Patent Granted (2022), relating to systemic privacy techniques for virtual reality (co-inventor)
Recent or Noteworthy
These projects are either recent, noteworthy, or both (they'll also appear in their respective categories below)
AI and Intelligent Systems
Grumpy Face Detector
A silly AI demonstrator in which Google MediaPipe (3d facial landmarks, framework for cross-platform, multi-modal, machine learning pipelines) is used to detect if your resting face is grumpy. Built on Google Cloud, Python, MediaPipe, HTML5. Test it out and see what AI says about your resting face!
Neo Vs The Mask
An original game built for laptop, Chromebook or tablet (requires a front-facing camera) in which you control Neo's hand with your own and you must dispel bullets from a surprising enemy. Built on Tensorflow.js, hand tracking, HTML5, and more. Play it in your browser now!
Rock God Pose
An original web app - built on AI, machine learning, body pose estimation, and HTML5 - that challenges you to strike a pose resembling that of various classic rock superstars. Featured on the Codrops roundup of cool apps. See the app on Amazon CloudFront.
An experiment in sentiment-analysis in which an avatar responds to the tone of your inputted text (or choose a famous poem or speech). You can even paste in your own poem and see what emotions are evoked by it. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Augmented Reality (AR)
Elon's Model Y
I trained an AI model to recognize particular computer graphics visible on a Model Y dashboard and to show a silly augmented reality (AR) surprise on dashboard when detected. Should only ever be used on the passenger-side! Try out the live webapp on a mobile device. Or if this is TLDR or you do not have access to a Tesla, simply watch a demo video.
Augmented Reality Historical Marker
Designed and built Rockland County's first-ever local history Augmented Reality app. Learn about a historic site by placing the site's NY state historic marker anywhere in your space (3d model by J.Banzon). Try it out on your mobile!
"My Button's Bigger"
A bombastic tweet by the POTUS from 2018 - about nuclear buttons - is embodied in a nervously lighthearted web experiment. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
It's, like, Verbal Filler
A lighthearted data visualization examining usage of the filler word "like" in several popular spoken-word podcasts such as "Fresh Air" and "Bon Appetit". See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Tweetstorm over Rushmore
An irreverent, 3d, cartoon-like, data visualization of tweets and retweets made by the POTUS, spanning Twitter activity from 2017 to 2021. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Interactive Historic House Explorer
I designed and deployed a fun interactive website to increase community awareness of an historic house in my Village. In collaboration with a local preservation coalition, architect, and historian. Explore the house now!
Upper Nyack, NY - Interactive History
Designed and implemented interactive History exhibits for the Village of Upper Nyack and its archive, including the Village's 150th (2022-23). See the History site here (or see links from the Village's official homepage).
Nyack Flash Sketch Mob Web Archive
I created an interactive archive of a creative community event called the "Flash Sketch Mob". Check out the interactive website which correlates sketches to their architectural subjects along the streets of Nyack, NY.
Photography and Web Design
An experiment in web design, typography and photography involving photo-illustrations of southern California, and a CSS-based "mist" effect. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Parallax Web Dioramas
Multi-layered web "dioramas" featuring text from Shakespearean sonnets that bring life to urban scenes. Confused? Go see it on Google Cloud platform.
Web, VR and Interactive
Tennis Scoring App
A simple responsive app coded up to teach my (then grade-school) daughter to properly score tennis games. Play it on Google Cloud Platform.
Enter the V-J Day Kiss
A web experiment in which a parallax effect is applied to Eisenstaedt's famous 1945 "kiss" photograph. See it on Google Cloud platform.
An immersive, zen-like, WebVR (Virtual Reality for the web) experience in which you can wander around a peaceful garden and enjoy artworks. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Interactive Graffiti Signature
"Beautify" a stark concrete wall with your custom "tag" (signature) in this whimsical, interactive, web experiment. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
Audio-visual Website for a Funk Band
An experiment in both web design and graphic logo design results in this interactive web experiment. Features the original music of a cool band called FIG. See it on Amazon CloudFront.
"Lost Audio Tapes" - 80's Retro Design
A deliberately retro website to showcase "found audio" snippets of a (real!) late-80's college band. Features tape cassette-quality audio, fun interactions, and responsive design. See it on Microsoft Azure.
Profiles and Other
Other external profiles and places.
Graphics Magazine (Facebook)
Founder and maintainer of @creativeinterfaces . A place on Facebook to see cool and creative uses of computer graphics. I also conceived and launched a similarly themed academic journal.
GitHub personal page displaying a whimsical 3D webapp (built to illustrate a variety of three.js features). You can interact with the webapp, or view the code repository.
Flickr Photos Collection
Original photos, photo-illustrations, and experiments spanning several years and many countries. See them in a Flickr Album.
Co-authored Textbook on Mobile Computing
"The Fabric of Mobile Services". Written some time ago (with Loeb and Panagos) but still holds some wisdom. Get it on Amazon. Other work also available on Amazon.
Udacity VR Developer Profile
Summary of the virtual reality experiments I developed during completing of Udacity-Google VR Nanodegree. Aside: I am also a co-inventor on several patents related to VR systems and methods, and co-author of peer-reviewed papers on same.
Education and schools