DIGITAL REMINDER BRACELET

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PROTOTYPING A UNIQUE PERSONAL DIGITAL BRACELET

Many of you know how much I like bracelets so here in the video you can see that I’ve made a large one as a tribute.

I spent the month of June at New York University’s ITP Camp with three of my colleagues from Spelman College.

ITP stands for Interactive Telecommunications Program. The camp is a place to play with physical, electronic and digital tools and meet new people with similar interests.  It’s right up my alley.  There’s lots of workshops to attend for both low and high tech platforms and you can either choose to make something or not.

I decided to make a prototype for an object that will remind me to step away from my computer and take a moment to do something nice for myself or someone else — drink water, go for a walk, tell a friend that I love them…

When I’m not wearing my Reminder Bracelet it can sit on my desk as a gentle reminder to connect to the other parts of my life.  Currently the lights are programmed to turn on every hour, stay on for two minutes and then go off.

The prototype is made of cardboard cut on a laser cutter (see previous post), resin, color pigment, a NeoPixel Digital RGB LED strip, battery and an RTC (real time clock). Programming is done in Arduino.

Now that I’ve prototyped, I’m ready to make the actual bracelet.

Store Trailers

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Some of my earlier films are available for rent, sale or as a collection on DVD for your personal enjoyment.  Below you can view the trailers.  For more information, visit the store.


ALMAS-RAINBOW ALMA’S RAINBOW

A FEMALE RITE-OF-PASSAGE ROMANTIC COMEDY DRAMA!

“…a hip urban sitcom…” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“…a richly seasoned dish with humorous seasoning. Much appreciated by the Italian audience when it opened the African Film Festival in Milan.” – VARIETY

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A-FILM-FOR-NAPPYHEADED-PEOPLE HAIR PIECE: A FILM FOR NAPPYHEADED PEOPLE

“…EXUBERANT…ECCENTRIC…JUBILANT..LIGHTHEARTED ANIMATION WITH AN EDGE”

JANET MASLIN
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“…raucous, brash and exceedingly funny.”

LOS ANGELES FILM REPORT

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IN-THE-RIVERS-OF-MERCY-ANGST IN THE RIVERS OF MERCY ANGST

“…like a long beautiful painting…Remarkable images…The mystery of it keeps one involved.
CAMERAON BAILEY
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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MOTV-My-Own-TV MOTV (My Own TV)

… risk-taking filmmaking at its best … Director Ayoka Chenzira deftly weaves the bleak images in with the uplifting ones and repeatedly succeeds in striking the emotional jugular in the process through performances and visuals.
VARIETY

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SENTRY-AT-THE-GATE SENTRY AT THE GATE: The Comedy of Jane Galvin Lewis

Jane Galvin-Lewis is not a stand-up comedian, but a stand up novelist!
GLORIA STEINEM

Funny, poignant and smart describe the inventive character comedy of Jane Galvin-Lewis, featured in this performance film with seven of her characters that provide unblinking insight into American Culture.

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ZAJOTA-THE-BOOGIE-SPIRIT

ZAJOTA & THE BOOGIE SPIRIT

WINNER OF THE SONY INNOVATOR AWARD

The gyrating foot-stomping, hip-shaking, high-stepping, hand-clapping, sashaying Boogie Spirit witnesses something that changes her life forever.

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DVD-Full-Product-72dpi BLACK INDIE CLASSICS COLLECTION volume I

 

A signed two disc DVD collection featuring the early films of Ayoka Chenzira.

 

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BODY SCANNING

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So many technologies were cost prohibitive. Prices have come down and devices have gotten smaller. Take a look at body scanning in the video. I’m doing this with an IPAD, Skinect and a Structure Sensor. You can read more here