Because there was no precedent for RIPR's approach to RISD, our research culminated in a large
range of projects and project proposals. Some were direct efforts to address problems in modern day
broadcasting (e.g. expanding the reach of particular stations), while others were more artistic
interventions meant to create buzz and signal RIPR's values of innovation, poetry, and community.
The projects summarized below are those in which I had
a significant role.
1. The Ocean State Playlist
A network of interconnected booths.
A user chooses a song from a touchscreen interface
or plugs their phone into a headphone-jack capable device.
Their song is added to the ever-
updating Ocean State Playlist, then played across each booth.
2. Mixing Rhode Island
An audio-mixing app to build personal soundscapes by layering different recordings.
The livefeed is played in a specified physical location as a site-specific installation, and hosted online.
Ideation, Visual & Interaction Design
3. Speakers on the Sea
An installation on the water for a community that lives and thrives by the ocean-- a maritime meditation.
“Send your voice to the sea.” Rhode Island, the Ocean State.
There is a poetic relationship between the waves of the radio connecting Rhode Island communities, and the waves of the ocean that are so prevalent to the character of the state of Rhode Island.