Kyle McDonald works with sounds and codes, exploring translation, contextualization, and similarity. With a background in philosophy and computer science, he strives to integrate intricate processes and structures with accessible, playful realizations that often have a do-it-yourself, open-source aesthetic. He is currently wrapping up his work from his Guest Researcher residency at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan.
An interactive documentary, CLOUDS, presents a portrait of open source creative communities who use the Processing, oepnFrameworks and Cinder toolkits. Conversations with 45 digital pioneers form a network of stories about invention and discovery. The ﬁlm is presented as an interactive application where people coexist with code in a hybrid realm and dynamic 3D graphics are used to visualize their ideas and the connections among them.
Jesse works in the Human Interfaces Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, designing and developing tools for space mission operations, spacecraft systems engineering, and Earth science, while practicing and promoting user centered design.