ALYSSA JOINES

About Me

I am a Designer, Technologist, Artist, and Scientist. My interests range from algorithmically directed artworks to microbiology. Originally from Philadelphia, I moved to New York City in 2015. I am currently in the fourth year of my undergraduate education at The New School in the dual degree BA/BFA Program. My BA is in Interdisciplinary Science while my BFA is in Design & Technology.

Education

The New School New York, NY

Parsons School of Design

      BFA Design & Technology (August 2015 - Present)

Eugene Lang College

      BA Interdisciplinary Science (August 2015 - Present)

Experience

The New School New York, NY

Research Assistant (January 2019 - Present)

- Working with Justin Bakse, director of BFA Design and Technology, on various projects relating to curriculum.

 

NYC Media Lab New York, NY

XR Startup Bootcamp (September-October 2018)

Company: ARC (Augmented Reality Cargo)

- AR training tool for aviators and logistics professionals

 

The Center for Data Arts New York, NY

Summer Internship (May-August 2018)

Supported by the Mohn Family Foundation Fellowship

       - Here I worked on various data visualizations as well as proposals and budgets for different projects. 

 

The New School New York, NY

Research Assistant (May-August 2018)

       - Working with Anne Yust, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning, I developed an AR app in which the user may explore fractals, adding onto my previous work the summer before.

 

The New School New York, NY

Undergraduate Research: Fractals in Nature (May-August 2017)

Supported by the Mohn Family Foundation Fellowship

       - Built a website documenting my research on the occurrence of fractals in nature and programmed L-Systems as examples using processing and p5.js. 

Skills

Languages: Javascript (specifically p5js, three.js, and d3), Processing, openFrameworks, HTML, CSS, jQuery

Fabrication Techniques: 3D Printing, Laser Cutting

Prototyping - Physical Computing - Arduino + many sensors

Software and Other: Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Suite, Vuforia, ARKit, Excel