My work is the bastard child of an engineering education, a suppressed desire to be an artist and an unwavering interest in pranks.
I suppose that means that my work has three parents.
I'm currently finishing my masters' work at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and hope to continue producing thought provoking, amusing work.
Email me jennyLC [at] jennyLC [dot] com
Have you ever been in a situation where you wished your cell phone would ring? Maybe you wanted to look extra important or popular on that hot date. Or maybe you just needed an excuse to escape from an unpleasant meeting. With "The Popularity Dialer", you can plan ahead. Via a web interface, you can choose to have your phone called at a particular time (or several times). At the elected time, your phone will be dialed and you will hear a prerecorded message that's one half of a conversation. Thus, you will be prompted to have a fake conversation and will easily fool those around you.
Talking on the phone is no longer a private exchange. What if you could carry a phone booth with you and set it up when you needed to converse in private?
Selected Press:Art Review, RocketBoom, Ars Electronica, Make, We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Textually, Gizmodo, Engadget Mobile
Email message exchanges are momentary, digital and private. How is the meaning of a message exchange altered when the medium upon which it presented is permanent, analog and public?
Mobile Assassins is a mobile/updated version of the traditional big game Assassins where camera phones are used as both the means of assassination and also the vehicle of deploying information about your targets. When your target walks out into the open, you ambush him, snapping a photo of his face with your camera phone, effectively making your next kill. You are crafty and quick. You are a covert operative. You are a Mobile Assassin.
Meet puffin pony, the emphysema horse who smokes out of her tracheotomy hole. You wear puffin pony on your shoulder as a reminder not to smoke. When you go to get a cigarette out of your pack, puffin pony begins to wheeze and she shakes her head ‘no’ - thus, you think twice about smoking.
Selected Press:Utlra Brown
|Works in Progress
My thesis work involves building game controllers into undergarments so that games are played through players physically touching one another. I plan to continue researching and creating objects that challenge the traditional notions and orientation of video game play.
In a network, repeaters regenerate signals. They're needed in many networks because data transmissions can only span a limited distance before signal quality degrades. Repeaters are used to extend the distance over which data travels. I created a system where Gap Stores were the original data source and the repeating modules in the system. The data was to be a shirt, jeans and belt.
Don't Mime If I Do - The story of Leslie Thumb, doomed to wander New York City as a mime.
Loop - Stop motion animation
ITP Blog - documenting my first year at ITP
Light Poncho -Spicing up the 2005 Martha Stewart Poncho trend with some electronics
Segment Tags - Experiments with electronic/removable graffiti