January 2017 – On January 23, I gave a presentation entitled, “Reinterpreting Cultural Design Practices through Technology: Wire-bending and Design
November 2016 – I presented my work, “New Technologies in the Preservation and Development of Design in the Trinidad Carnival,”
October 2016 – I exhibited and presented my work, “Immersive Reality, Preservation, and Development: Traditional Dancing Sculptures in the Trinidad
October 2016 – I won a $10k Humanitarian Materials Initiative Research Grant from the Materials Research Institute with my collaborator Materials
August 2016 – I presented my paper “Crafting as Inquiry into Computation: Exploring wire-bending in traditional practice and design education” at the eCAADe 2016 Conference
Nov. 18. 2015 – My TEDxPortofSpain talk, ” The Power of Making: Craft, Computation, and Carnival“ was featured on MIT Architecture News.
Nov. 2-3. 2015 – I was an invited participant at a two-day Summit hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education
Oct. 14. 2015 – On October 14th 2015, I presented at the TEDxPortofSpain Conference in Trinidad & Tobago. The conference theme
Aug. 24. 2015 – I was an awardee of the Prime Minister’s Award for Scientific Ingenuity from NIHERST’s Scientific Creative Solutions Competition.
Aug. 11. 2015 – I presented my paper, “The Bailey-Derek Grammar: Recording the Craft of Wire-Bending in the Trinidad Carnival” at SIGGRAPH