Donald Delmar Davis

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Donald Delmar Davis

Suspect Devices

Biography

My name is Donald Delmar Davis and I make Suspect Devices.

I have been an artist, computer programmer, unix systems administrator, and a musician close to thirty years and work to remain fresh and open to exploring new ideas and artforms.

In the 80s as part of a small community of Artists in Spokane, I committed performance art and many other crimes: building kinettic sculptures, synthesizers,sequencers, graffiti, guerrilla theatre,and other mayhem. In the 00s after completing the bulk of my BA in history, I turned to building a series of machines that could draw. This evolved and expanded into other forms of kinetic sculpture and collaborative work with other artists.

As one of the early members of Portland’s Dorkbot community I have introduced well over 400 artists, programmers, and nerds to the Arduino platform. I am currently employed designing embedded hardware and software. I am also teaching an 8 week class at PNCA called Physical Computing for Artists.

Proposals for this user

* Thinking inside the box: Using Things of the Internet to monitor the Internet of Things.

Why use closed source or closed platform tools to monitor the "Internet of Things" when the sysadmin community has been using open source monitoring tools for years?
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Donald Delmar Davis