DL1′s consultants are selected partly for their expertise in using the tools and technology here, but more for their leadership skills and their commitment to explore something of emerging interest to the community. Through their work and their work habits, they model—and modify—the “DL1 culture” each semester.
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Specialties: Video, Graphics, Audio, 3D, Coding
I am a senior and beginning masters student in the PAT program. My interests include music, visual art, multimedia, interactive art and their many intersections. I enjoy how diverse ways of making art inform one another. Feel free to approach me about both technical questions, and those relating to design, aesthetic and conceptual concerns. I love electronic music and jazz, performing with my band Pushbutton, quirky animation, thought-provoking movies, indie games, playing squash and mountain biking!
Specialties: Web, Coding
I am a sophomore studying electrical engineering here at Michigan. I was born in Ann Arbor, and… I’m still here. When I’m not slaving away at my homework, I enjoy playing around with websites. I first got interested in web development when I joined my church’s web team, and since then I have made a few websites of my own.
A growing interest of mine is robotics. Tinkering with Arduinos and the like, it’s an interest I am just starting to explore. I’m an avid tennis and guitar player who loves eating food and listening to Korean original soundtracks.
Specialties: 3D, Graphics
I am a graduate student in architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. I served for three years with the Peace Corps in Zambia working on community health education and appropriate technology design. I’m interested in 3-D modeling and rendering and am always looking to learn more.
Specialties: Coding, Audio, Video, 3D
I am a sophomore studying computer science at Michigan. I am originally from Bangladesh, but my current home is Nashville, TN. I like attending hackathons where I program with friends on a project for one to two days straight. Outside of programming, I love making music. My interest in songwriting began in 9th grade and I have stuck with it ever since, but I am just as interested in the recording, mixing, and mastering processes. One of my newer endeavors is 3D game development. Though making an entire game is a daunting task, each smaller goal is fun to complete and makes me feel accomplished.
Specialties: Coding, Graphics, Video, Audio
I am an adventure-filled Super-Senior in Computer Science Engineering with an extremely diverse set of interests. Everything related to visual & audio arts is absolutely thrilling to me, from computer graphics to graphic design to videography and animation, I love it all. I’m well-versed in an abundance of softwares and programming languages and am constantly learning more in order to stay on pace with the world. This semester I will be mastering the art of Projection Mapping using TouchDesigner and other software and would be glad to give out tutorials. If you need any help with audio/video-related products or would just like to chat, I am available at your command.
Specialties: Robotics, Coding, Electronics
I am a sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. I enjoy playing with electronics, especially LEDs. I first started getting into electronics and robotics when I made my robot and parts of a Rube Goldberg machine in my technology class during freshman year of high school. I originally discovered Design Lab 1 through my UROP project that got me using Processing, Arduino and Microsoft’s Kinect. I am originally from Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Virginia when I was almost 11. I am involved with the MEZ Mentor program, which all engineers should consider joining! I enjoy learning new languages, volunteering and eating.
Specialties: Audio, Electronics, Soldering, Coding, Self-Help, Realization
I’m Isaac—I’m on a hedonism roller coaster which I mitigate the effects of by attending school (I’m in the Performing Arts Technology program) and building art objects for personal enjoyment and fulfillment. In terms of what I can help YOU with, I can be a skeptic fan of your project, a strange idea confidante, a technical helper, or a tough love overseer. I really like throwing out absurd, impossible, or logically progressive ideas about your project in order to help you move forward so however I can be of assistance OR motivation, let me know.
In terms of my personal work, I produce strange noises (that can be heard at isaaclevine.bandcamp.com) and circuit bend, and build other interactive objects. I also make some killer granola and kombucha. Don’t hesitate to talk.
Specialties: Robotics, Electronics, Coding, Fabrication, Video
I am a masters student in my final semester of the Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles program with a focus on machine learning and AI. I was born in Indiana, moved to Germany, traveled Europe and Asia, and ended up in Michigan for high school. I am a fan/participant in esports and extreme sports and like to spend my spare time honing my skills and building things.
Before I started my program here I interned at NASA and built arcade sticks in my spare time, and I’ve also done a fair bit of coding and mathematical analysis in the past. I’m happy to help with any questions involving robotics, statistical methods, electronics, coding, physical construction, or video editing!
Specialties: Video, Graphics, Web, Audio
I am an alumna of the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, and I have worked in various learning spaces in the Digital Media Commons since 2009. After briefly working as a consultant for the GroundWorks media conversion lab, I spent roughly three years as an audio technician for the DMC studios. I transitioned into videotaping lectures and developing websites for the DMC in 2012. Outside of the DMC, I regularly build websites, edit videos, and record music for others. I also like to spend my free time writing and recording my own music, and I have been designing and developing websites since I was in junior high school.
Specialties: Fabrication, Simulation, Materials, Audio
I am a senior studying Materials Science Engineering. I am really interested in sustainability, nanotechnology, world cultures, discovering new music, learning musical instruments, and learning new things. I’ve recently participated in a hackathon that got me interested in using both hardware and software to make spaces more interactive. I’m also doing a senior design project aimed at making a wood-like material out of recycled paper and soybeans to allow furniture and trees to coexist. Besides engineering, I’ve always loved music and play a handful of percussive and stringed instruments. I’d love to talk to you about sustainable design, philosophy, materials selection and properties, or music!
Specialties: Graphics, 3D, Representation
Hello你好! I am a senior architecture student at Taubman College and I also minor in Electrical Engineering. I transfered from China two years ago and I always love to try out new things and experience the world. My interests are graphic design & rendering and 3D modeling & prototyping. I would love to talk about any formal or informal ideas with you—maybe bring up some thoughts from “oriental perspective.” Recently I am starting to work with Arduino to create movable/responsive building surfaces. Oh, did I mention I also do some graffiti?