A book of 50 whimsical illustrations exploring how to make cities more fun.
An interactive public art installation that turns pedestrians' heartbeats into music. Currently installed in five locations in Boston, MA.
An immersive, interactive experience commissioned by Nestle Nesquik in June 2013.
For two weekends, over 2,000 San Franciscans got a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into the secret Happiness Laboratory where childlike joy is engineered into magical bubbles.
The world's first interactive balloon immersion.
Over 2,000 people of all ages rediscovered the playful side of life as they waded their way through a 9ft high pitch black sea of thousands of light-emitting, motion-sensitive balloons. It was part dance-party, part existential crisis, and all fun!
Everyone has ideas. But not everyone takes them seriously. Cultivating the ability to do so can change your life and career.
Using my own unique projects as case studies, I explain how taking crazy, questionable ideas seriously, and turning them into reality has led to a successful career creating art full-time. I share both inspiration and concrete steps on how you can begin taking your own ideas seriously and transforming your creative process.
Presented at Creative Mornings SF in October 2012
In November 2012 collaborators and I converted a 20 ft truck into a penthouse apartment celebrating New Year’s every 10 minutes.
Participants were greeted with overwhelming amounts of champagne, party hats, confetti poppers, hugs, kisses, balloons, and a full sound system.
In a few hours we celebrated over a dozen New Year’s countdowns with over 500 elated participants.
An immersive, interactive experience juxtaposing and satirizing San Francisco’s famous gold rush and tech boom legacies.
Participants were offered the chance to strike it rich by crawling into mysterious catacombs and harvesting toxic silicon microchips growing from the earth.
Co-Created with Rich Trapani
A mobile urban intervention that re-envisions the street performer as a welcomed aspect of any urban scene. It reframes street acts as performances by providing a beautiful, condoned stage that can be placed in any parking spot.
It first premiered in October 2012 at San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping Festival
Co-created with John Francis, Ross Hansen, Tyler Bushnell.
An urban intervention that allows pedestrians to experience a literal “reframing” of public space. It simply and beautifully exemplifies the power of taking a new view on old things.
An urban intervention that empowers pedestrians to "turn off" advertisements, instead of being forced to view them by default.
Inspiring public conversation starters. Meant to help break the ice with the stranger next to you when you’re riding public transit.
A 20' flatbed truck converted into a festive mobile stage that - completely unannounced - delighted San Franciscans throughout the city with live music.