Recent Talks & Publications:
Guiding Principles for Design Tools
Machine Learning & Improvisation
Machine Learning for Designers (O'Reilly Design Report)
Creative Partnerships: Machine Learning and the Future of Design (O'Reilly Webcast)
Foil Design Software
Intelligent Design (ITP Research Group)
Experiments in Storytelling (ITP Research Group)
Design Tool Studio
The Art of Graphics Programming
Evolution as a Creative Tool
Exploring Ideas with Code
Hebali, Digitalis and DEcomp
ITP Student Blog
Foil / Hebali
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The Art of Graphics Programming: Evolution of the Medium
A visual essay about computer graphics, design tools and representation in general.
Taught at Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, Fall 2012.
Foil: A Three-Dimensional Design Sketchbook
A study of digital design tools and a retrospective of my early work on the Foil Design Environment.
Master's Thesis, Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, May 2011.
Arrow: Project Overview
A proposal for a design tool incorporating a genetic algorithm mark-up language. Precursor to work on Foil.
Presented at Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, February 2011.
Arrow: Genetic Algorithms & Self-Organizing Maps in Computer-Aided Design
Early sketches for a design tool incorporating genetic algorithms and self-organizing maps. Precursor to work on Foil.
Presented at Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, December 2010.
Deus Ex Machina: The Myth of Complete Representation
An investigation of physics, computational models and the limits of photographic representation.
Unpublished, December 2008.
Child's Play: Why Michael Bay's Transformers Is Less Than Meets The Eye
A critical look at the vicarious (dis)pleasures of a toy turned blockbuster.
Published in Film Comment Magazine, January-February 2008.
The Photo-Icon: Artistic Representation in the Cinematic Medium of Digital Effects
A semiological study of digital special effects as an artistic medium.
Undergraduate Thesis, Department of Philosophy, Bard College, May 2006.
Both Sides Now: Bruce Conner's Crossroads & Heide Fasnacht's Explosion
An investigation of the spatial and temporal depiction of explosions in avant-garde cinema and sculpture.
Published in Bard College Journal of the Moving Image, May 2005.