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: 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: Graphics, 3D
I’m a senior in Mechanical Engineering and enjoy making things. In my spare time, I like working on graphic design and am adept with Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Mathematica and Processing, which I use to make mathematical designs. I also have some experience with entrepreneurship as co-founder of 2 start-ups and designer for another. At U-M, I have also worked as marketer for several student organizations and I have a fond interest in guerrilla marketing campaigns. Please feel free to approach me with any questions!
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: 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 GroundWorks media consultant, I spent more than two years as a DMC audio technician. I transitioned into videotaping on-campus 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.