1988-91 Edward Larrabee Barnes / John M.Y. Lee Architects NY, NY System Manager · Initiated, implemented, and managed computerization of one of NYC’s top 10 architectural firms · Trained users of Macintosh administrative, accounting, and Microstation CAD systems for 55 person office · Supervised development of custom accounting and drawing log software built in 4th Dimension database software · Chaired NYC Macintosh User Group for American Institute of Architects
CAP (Community Arts Partnership) Digital Playground – Passion Pasion Passion Project Manager, Navigation Architect
1997-98 Community Arts Partnership / KAOS Network, Los Angeles, CA Project Manager · Supervised staff in completion of CD-ROM development project featuring artwork by 31 students at 5 Los Angeles art training centers · Mixed and helped engineer recording sessions · Redesigned navigational elements for better usability · Taught graphic design, video, and web development software · Implemented exhibition with 5 simultaneous networked computers and video feeds
DIGITAL PLAYGROUND is a large project which incorporated and repurposed final class and independent student projects from several Community Arts Partnership (CAP) sites across the greater Los Angeles area. CAP, an organization run from the California Institute of the Arts, offers free arts training for “at-risk” Junior High through Adult students across LA. CalArts students are Teaching Assistants – sometimes full teachers – for the classes. This project trained students in web development, ISDN video teleconferencing, and digital graphic arts. Students from these diverse communities interacted with each other; first via ISDN, and eventually in person. Although these communities were only 20 miles apart, the students would probably never have set foot in each other’s neighborhoods. The project included work from Plaza de la Raza in East Los Angeles; Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles; Watts Towers Arts Center in Watts; and KAOS Multimedia Center in Leimert Park.
The theme and working title for the project was “Passion, Pasion, Passion” and it targeted views of passion in Latino and African American communities. It was an outgrowth of the previous year’s projects, which examined participant’s literal and figurative “families” – from parents and siblings to gangs and co-workers.
These “passion” subjects covered a broad range; the situation in Chiapas, inspirational leaders of revolutionary ethnic change, views and attitudes towards spirituality, neighborhood redevelopment, views on sexuality, police abuse and artistic reactions to it, racism, community responses to the recent riots in LA, history and roots of hip-hop music, music compositions integrating hip-hop and notated jazz arranging, a Latino “speed-metal” band’s music, a hip-hop radio program, dance, and mixed-media animation.
Software: Timbuktu Remote Media Pro? Digital Video Editor U Matic Video Editing Photoshop Flash Dreamweaver Adobe Illustrator