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     Date Submitted:15-03-2012
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     Current job:DC Fabrication Laboratory Intern/ Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Space Tourism
     KeywordsImaginative and open minded, quick thinker with concept generation, design, and fabrication experience. Prior work including lobbying in DC for increased commercial space access sector funding, element design and fabrication work on a Saturn V rocket at
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    Objective

    Seeking support activities and employment in fields related to the private space access sector, the preservation, management, and interpretation of cultural resources and the built environment, remote sensing and imaging, data acquisition and analysis, machine vision, augmented reality, and novel artifact/interface innovation to create the tools of the future, today.

     

    Education

    B.A. Historic Preservation University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2002-2006

    Focus: Historic architecture, engineering and design, urban planning, archival and museum studies, archaeology, cultural resources management law, laboratory artifact analysis. Major GPA: 3.5/4

     

    Polish Language and History Certificate Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, Aug. - Sept. 2009 Independent Study: Soviet-era urban design behavioral control culture.

    Collaboration with Prof. Janusz Semrau, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

     

    Experience with Space Vehicles and Industry

    Tsinghua University, Aerospace Engineering Department, Beijing, China Visiting Speaker April 2011

    Guest presenter and assistant organizer for the Yuri Gagarin Night celebration.

     

    Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Bidding Contractor Employee Technician June - July 2010

    Member of a Gorget Studio Inc. team in the final bidding round for the design and creation of specialized decal applications for the centrifuge and in clean rooms. Personal design of a unique magnetic stencil to satisfy stringent volatile material prohibitions based

    on consultation with staff.

     

    National Space Society, Washington, DC Volunteer Lobbyist Dec. 2009

    Legislative education team member. Met with House and Senate representatives to discuss the economic importance of COTS-D funding and the U.S. commercial space sector for continuation of the physical and imaginative frontier.

     

    U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Ala. Contractor Employee Technician Aug. - Sept. 2007

    Diagnostic, repair, and fabrication work performed upon a variety of assemblies and materials in the main stages, Command Module, and Launch Escape Subsystem of a Saturn V rocket. Honeycomb outer skin repair. Discovery of micro fractures in the Launch Escape Tower. Personal design of a novel internal Command Module nose cone attachment mechanism.

     

    Current Research Interest and Activities

     

    -Interpretive technological innovations in Historic Preservation: Experiments and exhibits now underway using lasers and custom optics in focused geometric configurations to recreate no-longer extant historic structures in 3D wire frame, at scale. Collaboration with Dr. Matthew Caywood, Artificial Intelligence Group, MITRE Corp.

     

    -ARmor: Augmented Reality overlays with automobile heads-up-display integration for pedestrian safety. Beginning stages of programming utilizing Kinect tracking/recognition platform.

     

    -Preservation of space based cultural resources; applying National Register of Historic Places protection to orbital artifacts and Lunar landing sites.

     

    Work History

     

    Intern and Steering Committee Member The DC Fab Lab, August 2011-present

     

    The global Fabrication Laboratory network is a program of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. Founded in order to provide localized sources of robust personalized digital fabrication, using the latest technology in order to transform ideas in reality.

     

    -Assisting in the operation of rapid prototyping equipment and programs, 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and circuit board milling machines.

    -Assisting in organizational activities, events, public education.

    -Creating and exhibiting technological art installations.

     

    Chief Assistant Interactive Sculptor Alberto Gaitan, November 2010 - August 2011

     

    -Assisting in the system integration, coding, circuit design, wiring, fabrication, and installation of interactive, microcontroller driven devices operating with sequenced motors, hydraulics, wi-fi GPS data reception.

     

    Head Studio Assistant Cole Sculpture Studio, April - Dec. 2010

     

    -Participating in all design and creation stages of large outdoor sculptures and smaller custom artifacts in stainless steel and bronze. Creating and working from plans and measured drawings; cutting, welding, grinding, plasma torch use, surface polishing and patterning, engineering, fabrication, assembly, and installation. Assisting in client consultation.

     

    Technical Solutions Developer/Conservation Technician Gorget Design Studio Inc., Jan. 2008 - Oct. 2010

     

    -Development of technical solutions for art production processes. Customized design and creation of diverse monumental displays and art work. CNC router operation, formulation and application of specialized finishes, conservation consultation and treatments on historic artifacts. Client consultations and presentations.

     

    Head Studio Assistant Gordon Kray Sculpture Studio, 2007-2009

     

    -Participating in all design, creation, installation, and restoration stages of monumental bronze statuary.

    Most recently: Pierre L'Enfant for the U.S. Capitol building.

     

    Conservation Technician Conservation Solutions Inc., May - Sept. 2007

     

    -Historic Preservation analysis and treatments, design, and fabrication work performed in-house and at sites around the country on a variety of industrial, historical, architectural and artistic artifacts, including a Saturn V rocket and objects recovered from the HMS Titanic.

     

    Manager Book Bank Used Books, 2006-2009

     

    -Responsible for opening and closing, buying, selling, online sales, and inventory management.

     

    Assistant Manager Athenaeum of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and The Wounded Bookshop, 2004-2006

     

    -Responsible for organizing cultural center events, book and art sales, the chess club, and the sci-fi section.

     

    Preservation Planning Intern Historic Preservation Office of Montgomery County, MD, July - Aug. 2005

     

    -Responsible for independent fieldwork, documentation, material collection, database research and generation, GIS mapping, creation of preservation rationales, and Architectural Review Board presentations.

     

    Bicycle Mechanic Olde Towne Bicycles Inc., 2004-2006

     

    -Responsible for building, repairing, and restoring bicycles of all types.

     

    Independent Design Commissions

     

    Crystal City, Arlington Business Improvement District, Feb. 2011

    First Prize: Design Competition for a wearable electronic garment utilizing integrated

    electroluminescent wire, power source, and circuitry.

     

    Private Inventor, May-Aug. 2010

    Commission received to design, engineer, and prototype a wearable device series utilizing a lightweight laminate structure with articulated attachments for heavy objects. Work performed in support of the patenting and commercial licensing process.

     

    Arlington County, Virginia Cultural Affairs Department, Aug. 2009 - Nov. 2010

    Grant received to lead a team in designing and developing an archival collection project to create a hermetically sealed, EMP hardened sculptural time capsule.

    Presentation given at the HacDC maker space on time capsules as pre-internet artifacts.

     

    Arlington County, Virginia Cultural Affairs Department, May - Aug. 2008

    1. Commission received for the design and creation of an interactive, kinetic sculpture with integrated electronics,“Wheeled Victory”or“Ad Astra per Hominem” 2. Commission received to develop and lead a public art workshop on teaching the design

    and creation of wearable, illuminated electronics.

     

    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Sept. - Dec. 2007

    Commission received to lead a team in designing and creating an interactive Camera Obscura museum exhibit for the 2007 Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz retrospectives.

     

    Group and Solo Exhibitions

     

    Preservation LASER Array, Fab Lab DC opening exhibit, Nov. 2011 - Currently

    Proof of concept demonstration for a long distance optical resonator. Used for the delineation of no longer extant historical structures. Collaboration with Dr. Matthew Caywood, AI Group, MITRE Corp.

    Art Enables Gallery, Washington DC, Oct. 2010

    On display: Selected mechanical and illuminated sculptural creatures composed of bike parts, lights, wiring. Built with local students in a workshop led at the Phoenix Bikes Co-op.

     

    Recycled Art Show, Arlington County Central Library, Arlington, VA, April 2009

    "Wheeled Victory, or, The Cyborg of Interstellar Justice". A cybernetic, kinetic sculpture of humanity in the near future, Commissioned by Arlington Cultural Affairs Office. Also exhibited at Arlington Neighborhood Day and the Planet Arlington World Music Festival.

     

    Hume Musical Band East Coast Sound Space Tour, Sept. 2009

    “Triple Cthulu", a giant octopod enclosure with wearable, responsive electronics to conceal three instrument players. Death by Audio Studios (NYC), Danger Danger Gallery (Philadelphia), Hexagon Art Space (Baltimore, MD), Gold Leaf Studios (Washington DC).

     

    52 O St. Open Studios Exhibition, Washington DC, 2008

    Wheeled Victory”humanoid figure armature on display during sculpting process.

     

    Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Ansel Adams/Annie Leibovitz Photography Retrospective, 2007 On display: An interactive, immersive "Camera Obscura" exhibit apparatus.

     

    Fresh Young Fredericksburg, Libertytown Art Center, Fredericksburg VA, Sept. 2006

    Tyrannosaurus Mechs". Found material sculpture of a cyber predator chasing cyber herbivores. Composed of discarded bicycle and computer parts.

     

    Volunteer Activities

     

    Phoenix Bikes Youth Education Co-op, Arlington, VA, 2006-2011

    Founding/Steering Committee Member, Volunteer mechanic educator and field trip leader, event organization, fundraising, community outreach, art project direction.

     

    Bikes for the World, Arlington, VA, 2008-2009

    Assisting in organizing the collection of bicycles destined for economic stimulation and basic transport needs in several African nations.

     

    National Space Society, Washington DC, Dec. 2009

    Legislative education team member. Met with House and Senate representatives to discuss the economic importance of COTS-D funding, and the U.S. commercial space sector, for continuation of the physical and imaginative frontier.

     

    Coalition for Smarter Growth, Washington DC, 2008

    Assisting in public outreach and education to promote sensible land use and conservation.

     

    Residency

     

    Resident Artist 52 O Street Studios, Washington DC, 2007-2009

     

    -Maintenance of a studio workshop for invention, design, sculpting, fabrication and antique bicycle collection and restoration. Worked with, assisted, and learned from other building artists in diverse fields and media. Open studios group show participation and exhibition of current work.

     

    Work in Permanent Collections

     

    The Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, 2006

    -Veterans History Project collection #AFC/2001/001/31144, Interview with Frank Murphy, World War II veteran and Machinist First Class.

    Presentations

     

    Guest Speaker Yuri Gagarin Night, Tsinghua University Aerospace Engineering Dept., Beijing, China, April 2011

     

    - “The U.S. Perspective: Commercial Space Travel and Preservation of Space Based Cultural Resources”

     

    Guest Speaker Dorkbot Lightning Talks, HacDC Hackerspace, December 2009

     

    - “The Time Capsule Artifact in the Internet Age: Enduring Value and Increasing Relevance”

     

    Workshops and Symposia Organized

     

    Electro-Mechs”Phoenix Bikes Co-op, July 2010

    -Public workshop held to teach small kinetic sculpture creation with integrated electronic elements, using recycled materials and bicycle parts.

     

    Simple Circuits”Planet Arlington Festival, Aug. 2008

    -Public workshop held to teach basic circuit building with illumination elements for making bicycle lights.

    Supported by Arlington County Cultural Affairs.

     

     

    Brief List of Specific Skills

     

    -Additional experience gained through other projects and employment in a broad spectrum of hand, power, and shop tools and equipment, brazing, micro/macroscopic soldering, welding, mold making and use, CNC machine operation, laboratory equipment and safety protocols, fiberglass and carbon fiber hull repair, heavy lifting and moving equipment, computerized inventory management and tracking; in office and graphics software, the patenting process, grant proposal, project initiation and management,

    micro-controller/sensor integration and coding, familiarity with the Arduino development environment, Sketch-up, and Blender, micro-RC helicopter operation, aerial balloon camera platform design and operation.


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