Rankin Progress Update 3

This week, I spent some time cutting and gathering branches for the wall, then weaving them together out in the yard. I only got enough branches to make a single panel…

Rankin Progress Update 2

This week I’ve been spending a lot of time in the BTU lab, both helping setup streaming of some of our lab activities for ATLAS’ Twitch Creative stream, as well…

20th Century Design Influence

Early in my design studies, I was a die-hard modernist- bowing to the mighty power of grids and minimalism. I could have practically tattooed a big Helvetica “form follows function” on…

Rankin Progress Update

Up to now, I’ve essentially spent time prototyping IR motion sensors for the interactive features of this exhibit, and I’ve had basic success getting those to react and drive the illumination…

Rankin Top 5 Constraints

For this project, I have a lot to get done- I need to create the designs, build an interactive circuit, construct a couple of huge boxes, weave a bunch of…

Design Review Report – Reactive Branch Divider

For this project, I’ll be constructing a woven branch dividing wall that will be featured in the set of “Quantified Self”, a theatre production that some friends of mine are…

Inspiration Post.

For my project, I’m developing a dynamic, illuminated divider wall for a theatre piece that I’m a part of. I’ve been fascinated by the fusion of organic materials and technology…

Danny R. Aspirations

I think I mentioned this in my skill sets post, but my background is pretty diverse, and it’s been a long road to the point where I have an idea…

Danny Rankin Skill Set Post.

I’m Danny Rankin- a 1st year masters student in the ATLAS Institute’s Creative Technologies and Design program. Before starting my Masters, I worked as a software instructor for Apple- I have 6…

Cardboard Hexagon Lamp

One of my primary gripes with most upcycling projects is that they often seem to leave behind just as much trash as there was before the project started- after sawing apart…

Cardboard Hexagon Lamp

Is it weird if I have a thing for corrugated cardboard? Maybe it’s weird. I don’t know. Anyway, my goal for this project was a laser cut, cardboard light fixture.…

The Aesthetic of Wes Anderson

I love Wes Anderson films. Primarily, I love his aesthetic- regardless of which film you’re watching, you can always recognize his distinct style. Specific elements that I think underscore this.…