The mobile version of the Galileo Drawings App is called simply Touch The Sun after the exhibition that sparked the idea for it. Touchscreen drawing possibilities are what first sparked my interest in creating a drawing-driven interaction for the Solar Dynamics Observatory images.
This desktop application was designed for Chabot Space and Science center. Users are presented with recent images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and prompted to make guided observations, using their fingers on the touchscreen to draw the features they see.
This is the main user interface for an exhibition at Chabot Space and Science Center. It is driven largely by imagery from the Solar Dynamics Observatory: a NASA mission in orbit broadcasting stunning imagery of the Sun back to Earth.
Teachers Eric Lewis and Joan Le explains why “Bright Black” is the winner of their hearts at the Exploratorium.
Building on the idea that musicians are artists and should be presented in a fashion similar to gallery artists, I created a graphic identity for Anaphylactic that would support this vision visually.
De-Mobbing is an exhibition on post-military space curated by Brian Karl, program director at The Headlands Center for the Arts. I’ll be showing images from my series West Mountain Exposure: shot near the Idaho National Labs facilities last November.
I’m happy to be included in this year’s juried exhibition at Southern Exposure in San Francisco. I’ll be showing the first print from my new series of optical arrangements shot in rural Sweden: a cropped version of the the untitled piece is seen above. The juror this year is Denise Markonish, a curator at MASS MoCA.
I designed this house where half the rooms are white with colored light, and half are colored with white light. People can reach in with their hands, and compare what their skin looks like in the adjacent rooms.
Soapy water is pumped onto a small acrylic platform in small tear-like amounts. By lighting the liquid drops from behind and providing a mirror at the right distance, users can reflect on their own reflection, now with tears streaming down their faces. For many, this induces a powerful empathy response, and their mood can quickly swing to a state of sadness and alarm.
Charles had long been looking for a way to create a device that would compare the variations in color at different areas of the sky. He created the prototype seen above, using lego motors, and we took these images while testing it at Fort mason’s Great Meadow.
My public art proposal piece “Things Are Looking Up” is included in the new publication from Chronicle Books: “Everything is Going to be OK”.
This pocket-sized volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters.
In January my all-ages booking company anaphylactic returns with Jonas Reinhardt, Maus Haus and the kids from The SF Rock Project. This show is available to audiences of ALL AGES and cost $10 to attend. The art show is open at 7PM, the first band goes on at 8PM.
I’m looking forward to DJ service at curator Christian Pallin’s innovative group “Koloni”. They put on eclectic live music and film events in venues in Göteborg, Sweden -often in unexpected places places like galleries, school auditoriums and libraries.
Mission Creek Music Festival presents:
Extra Action Marching Band, Jessie Evans, Bronze
The Eagle Tavern, 398 12th St, San Francisco, CA
July 23rd 2009: Doors at 8PM
“Along with cable cars and seagulls, the Golden Gate Bridge foghorn is one of San Franciscos most iconic sounds. But did you know that if you hear that foghorn off in the distance, you can calculate how many miles you are from the bridge? Using the Speed of Sound exhibit at the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason, Shawn Lani shows us how sound perception is affected by distance.”
Portable Observatories was an attempt to provide small guides to the immediate surroundings in a way that would not impede too much on the landscape. We wanted the publications to be portable, so that the user takes it with her and shares with friends and family.
The San Francisco Chronicle mentioned this exhibit in Reyhan Armici’s piece “Outdoor Exploratorium takes science in stride” (March 15th 2009). “The lesson is Physics 101 – the speed of light is much faster than sound – but it’s so much more compelling to see it happening in real time.”
Richard Brown and I came up with the idea for Speed of Sound during a walk to the grounds of Fort Mason military base in San Francisco. Through binoculars I watched Richard clap his hands a few hundred feet away from me, while it took and an additional half second for the sound of the clapping to reach my ears.
Audio Post was designed to activate the otherwise quiet parking lot at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Drivers who park are presented with a sign, announcing the radio frequency. As most cars have FM radios, we found drivers willing to park and listen.
“I’ve been to a fair number of shows in art galleries in the past, but I have to say that last night Million Fishes put on a pretty great event that was very easy on the eyes, ears, and pores (for those who worked up that sweat).”
“The Counter Cultural Hour” is a monthly series of screenings where Re/Search founder V. Vale interviews creative movers-and-shakers who have not yet given up on changing the world. These screenings are produced in collaboration with filmmaker Marian Wallace.
Million Fishes presents Worlds: a resident artist exhibition. Our October exhibition Worlds, features our resident artists in an endeavor to explore the limits of traditional installation techniques, all with a strong focus on cross-discipline collaboration.
Anaphylactic presents a matine’ performance: Erase Errata, Grass Widow, Ty Segall : Sunday July 27 : 2008 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm : Million Fishes Gallery : 2501 Bryant St
Phenomenon is an evening of art and music presenting the work of Nate Boyce, Shawn Lani & PJ Reptilehouse, Charles Sowers and Paul Stepahin, with musical performances by the sound collective TripKnight.