Donald Delmar Davis

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Donald Delmar Davis

tempusdictum.com dorkcbotpdx.org

Biography

Donald Davis has been an artist computer programmer unix systems administrator and a musician for twenty years and yet remains fresh and open to exploring new ideas and artforms. In the 80s as part of a small community of Artists in Spokane Donald built kinettic sculptures, synthesizers and sequencers and commited several acts of performance art in addition to painting. After 6 years in Eugene during which he Welded for a living and completed the bulk of his BA in history (with an infant in one arm and a book in the other) He committed himself to the art world again. While painting large format mixed media works he turned to building a series of machines that draw. This work continues to evolve and expand into other forms of kinettic sculputre and collaborative work with other artists.

As part of his work with microcontrollers in artistic projects Donald maintained a packaged avr-gcc toolchain http://www.osx-avr.org/ for several years. He currently is very active in working with the avr-gcc, avr-libc, and several others teams in updating the tools to include several new processors with integrated usb controllers

He currently lives in downtown portland and is VP of the Portland Area Robotics Society, and active in the formation of Portlands Dorkbot Group. To this end he has created the open source hardware, software, and curriculum needed to teach over 100 artists and hobbiests to use microcontrollers as part of his arduino cult induction workshops.

Education:

B. A. — History, University of Oregon, 2004

Associate of Applied Arts — Software Engineering Technology, Spokane Falls Community College, Winter 1991

Fine Arts Studies, Spokane Falls Community College, 1983-85, 1992-1993

Proposals for this user

* The Kids are not all right: Open Source Mayhem and the Avr-Gcc Toolchain.

I would like to talk about my experiences in porting and maintaining open source software that doesn't originate from the linux community and how awry things can get in this case.
Culture 2009-04-11 06:00:11 +0000
Donald Delmar Davis