© 2017 by Ethan Edwards

SELECTED INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE PROJECTS                                                                              The Other World – Narrative AR experience made with ARKit on iOS, curated for Activatar in March 2018

If Not Here – Narrative VR experience made with focus on abstraction and sonic spatialization

Grains – A suite of cellular-automata based shaders used for live video

Edge of the Sphere – Augmented Reality iOS app making music out of lines in the world

Distraction – Infinite runner game featuring interactive fiction element, procedurally generated

Atmosphere Music – Music generated by current weather, paper presented to the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts

Music Chambers – Interactive music game using physics, currently available for iPhone on app store

Software for Artists - Various special applications for artists including Jon Kessler, Miya Masaoka, and JD Parran

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Programming Experience: C#, C++, and Python (fluent), C, Objective C, Java, and Swift (familiar)

Environments/Frameworks: Unity, iOS, and Open Frameworks (fluent), Tensorflow, Keras, Unreal, and Playstation SDK (familiar)

Specialties: Augmented and Virtual Reality, Machine Learning and Neural Nets, Music Programming, Computer Vision, Interactive Systems and Characters, Physical Computing (Arduino)

Languages: English and Japanese; Reading knowledge of French, Spanish, Latin

Other Skills: Video Editing, Videography, Audio Recording, Audio Mixing, Photography, Lighting

 

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                        New York, NY

Master of Fine Arts in Sound Art                                                                                                    May 2018

  • Ongoing research with Brad Garton developing uRTcmix, a real-time audio synthesis plugin for Unity

  • AR development and prototyping in Steven Feiner’s Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab

  • Founded campus-wide Audio Applications of Machine Learning Research Group

  • TAed two semesters of courses on using Unity in creative audio contexts

  • Performed independent ethnomusicology research in Japan and China in Summer 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy                                                                                                        May 2015

Additional Coursework in Computer Science, Japanese, and Music. Honors: John Jay Scholar

 

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

DAISY                                                                                                                                                                    Tokyo, Japan

Programmer and International Affairs                                                                                   Aug 2015-Jun 2016

  • Programming different interactive projects both internally and on contract at other companies

  • Projects have involved physical computing, game-engine programming, computer vision, and VR

  • Worked at Sony on a VR project using Unreal and developed new functions with the PS4 SDK

  • Primary programmer for LazyArms, Arduino and Kinect project utilizing robot arms and LEDs

  • Running demonstrations and managing networking at exhibitions and trade shows

  • English-Japanese translation and consultation with foreign customers

WKCR FM NEW YORK                                                                                                                              New York, NY

Program Director                                                                                                                                        Dec 2012-Dec 2013

  • Oversaw all programing content, scheduling, and personnel for 24-hour student-run station

  • Served on five member executive board which made all administrative decisions

  • Trained approximately 35 new programmers, wrote new education manual

  • Coordinated staffing for successful 200k fundraiser

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

Apr 2018          TEDxColumbiaUniversity                                                                   New York, NY

Gave talk and interactive demo on Augmented Reality and images

Jan 2018          Sound Art at the Fridman Gallery                                                     New York, NY

Showed The Other World and Solstice

Dec 2017         Spotify Immersive Music Hackathon                                                New York, NY

Ran workshop teaching interactive music programming         

Nov 2017        Columbia University                                                                              New York, NY

Taught archival workshop on the Max Neuhaus Collection                                      

Oct 2017          RTcmix Festival                                                                                     New York, NY

Performance of musical piece For Koukouzelis                                                     

Oct 2017          Columbia Music Library Sound Art Show                                        New York, NY

Showed If Not Here and Spheres                                                                                           

Aug 2017        Chronus Art Center                                                                                Shanghai, China

Performance of musical piece For Koukouzelis, live visuals with Lemon Guo                     

Aug 2017        Xiamen University                                                                                 Xiamen, China

Performance of musical piece For Koukouzelis, live visuals with Lemon Guo             

Aug 2017        Xiamen University                                                                                 Xiamen, China

Workshop on shader programming     

Aug 2017        OTO Asobi                                                                                               Tokyo, Japan

Performance of musical piece For Koukouzelis                                                        

May 2017        Cornelia Street Café                                                                              New York, NY

Live visuals for musical performance in collaboration with Lemon Guo                             

April 2017       Columbia University Butler Library                                                  New York, NY

Live visuals for Not Fog performance piece                                                                

Jan 2017          Sound Art at the Fridman Gallery                                                     New York, NY

Showed Untitled (Blood) in collaboration with Katherine Whatley                              

Oct 2016          Columbia Music Library Sound Art Show                                        New York, NY

Showed Edge of the Sphere                

Mar 2016         Japanese Society for Sonic Arts                                                          Tokyo, Japan

Delivered paper and lecture on Atmosphere Music