Tori Breitling
UX/Product Designer

Side Projects

and other creative endeavors

No project is complete with duct tape, which in this case is used to secure the flex sensor to the chair post.

No project is complete with duct tape, which in this case

is used to secure the flex sensor to the chair post.

Don’t Let the Chair Kill You aka Pinoccio real-time analog read

This was an experiment I did in 2014 to see if I could passively detect and document how much I was sitting in front of a computer. I duct taped a flex sensor to the chair post, which would bend when someone sat. The outcome was then sent to the lead scout and the pinoccio api to render to a graphic display.

My cat often stole my chair, so I tried to detect her as well, but the chair and flex sensor weren’t sensitive enough and unreliable.

 Keeping the pinoccio charged while on the chair was the biggest obstacle.

Pinoccio real-time, actual rendered data in a browser.

Pinoccio real-time, actual rendered data in a browser.


Pecan table

Pecan table

Woodworking

Shortly after the "Don’t Let the Chair Kill You" experiment, I decided to take up woodworking as a way to move away from the screen and the chair.

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Side Projects

El wire jellyfish costumes

El wire, clear umbrellas, hot glue and lots and lots of bubble wrap. (The big bubble kind!) We were mobbed Halloween night with people wanting selfies with us.

Lillie Rose

Lillie Rose

Wind Grass Song: The Voice of Our Grandmothers (20 mins)

Based on interviews with Oklahoma women aged 85 to 101 years old, Wind Grass Song presents a unique vision of U.S. regional culture through an invaluable oral history. In this impressionistic documentary, venerable faces and voices of these elderwomen–Black, Native American and white–are interwoven with highly evocative shots of the landscape. Summer locusts, prairie grass and tornadoes of red earth are swept into the rhythms of rural life on the Great Plains, conveying how the land shaped the lives of these courageous women.

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