selected works


A "WHAT TO EXPECT?" FOR BIRTH DOULAS IN NYC


Brief: A full stack web application for NY Metro Doula Facebook group birth doulas to inform one another about what is available at certain NYC Hospitals.

Concept: While doulas often work on their own and social media provides a place to share information, there isn't a designated place to do so. This web application provides an easy and streamlined process to keep each other "in the know."

Role: UX/UI, web development and design

Tools: VS Code, Node.js, Express.js, Mongo DB Atlas, Postman, Command-line, Github, Glitch

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SAY HER NAME

This piece was a collaborative effort between Nailah Davis, Simone Salvo and Elizabeth Pérez

Brief: A narrative-shifting and socially engaged art installation.

Concept: Conceived by Nailah Davis’ artistic exploration of Black life and identity,this piece invites you to say Sandra Bland’s name aloud, keeping her story at the front of our collective consciousness. This project is a form of restorative justice.

Role: Concept development, UX/UI, physical computing, installation and programming.

Tools: Arduino Genuino Uno, p5.js, Neopixels, ultrasonic sensor, thermal printer, acrylic sheet, fish wire, repurposed shadow box




WRITING SAMPLES


Brief: Blogs written for School of Poetic Computation's Code Societies, Winter 2020 session.

Role: As one of 3 stewards for this session, I was tasked to write blog posts for 5 classes taught by Melanie Hoff, Neta Bomani, Allison Parrish, Ruha Benjamin and Harlo Holmes.


GRAPHIC DESIGN


Brief: Flyer submission for NYU ITP's 2019 Winter Show

Concept: How can printed materials engage event attendees? I wanted to create a flyer that reminded people of coming together and using the most basic of materials for discovery and fun. I thought a fortune cookie would be perfect for this.

Role: Ideation, graphic design

Tools: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop



CREATIVE CODE in p5.js


Digital with the spiritual: ML & Chakra (a musical composition)

This piece was made in collaboration with Elena Glaskova.

Brief: An exploration of chakras using machine learning.

Concept: Is it possible to train a model to teach us about ourselves? This interaction allows users to learn about the 7 chakras as well as the frequencies associated with them.

Role: Ideation, UX/UI and programming.

Tools: poseNet


Me Gritaron Negra!

Brief: Commerating the great Victoria Santa Cruz through code.

Concept: The famous performance piece led by Chilean national, Victoria Santa Cruz, illustrates the pride in being a Black woman. This piece attempts to capture and simultaneously draw the power in her voice as the audio plays in the background.

Role: Ideation, UX/UI and programming.

Tools: Speech recognition built in p5.js


Exploration of Dynamic Oscillators

Brief: Pendulums using trignometry to simulate complex forces in an enviroment.

Concept: How can code allow us to imagine forces in nature in a digital space? Remember SohCahToa? In this piece, the oscillation creates a hypnotic experience through color and movement.

Role: Ideation and programming.