Pas de Chocolat

RESEARCH, DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY

We work with organizationsgovernment, energy, art, education to assess technology needs through collaborative research, design and development activities. We are proud to work with a diverseLet's collaborate! Contact hello@pasdechocolat.com group of people, helping clients get the most from their software.

Government

Department of Public Safety, State of Hawaii - needs assessment, process and systems mapping, technology research, software development

Live Bus - GTFS RealtimeGoogle Transit Feed Specification - Realtime - an open data format for public transportation schedules and geographic information mappingMaps generated with D3.js and handcrafted TopoJSON of Honolulu's TheBus routes and vehicle locations. Software shared publicly

Energy

Hawaii GasFounded 1904 - Comprehensive business process mapping and data infrastructure needs assessment. For Hawaiʻi's only regulated gas utility, providing synthetic natural gas via pipeline, and propane via delivery

Art

Noise Machine #1 - Motion detectingUsing depth-sensing Kinect device, synthesizedSound programmed and produced by Overtone and Clojure harpsichord with computer animated visualsVisualization of sound frequency, attack, and decay with Quil and Clojure, for the Now Hear This exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House. Videos: 1, 2, 3, 4. Software shared publicly

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Shangri La - Created an interactive 3D modelBased on initial 3D model by Tadpole Studio and website customization for display of the Quwatli House, Model of a Damascene Home, "an elaborately decorated private house in eighteenth-nineteenth-century Damascus." Featured on ArchDaily

Clique - Interactive computer visionOptical flow detection with OpenCV installation converting the viewer's motion into coral polyps which flockFlocking animation with Quil and Clojure, form colonies and eventially degrade. Created for the Honolulu Biennial's Chain of Fire: The Prologue Exhibition for the 2016 Honolulu Biennial event. Software shared publicly

Honolulu Museum of Art, Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday - We were asked to use interactive depth sensors in 3D art for their monthly event. Projects included a Kinect 3D Mirror and Kinect 3D Playspace

Arctic Perspective InitiativeA non-profit, international group promoting open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region - Created a custom iPad application to allow collection of signatures in support of the Phoenix Declaration, drafted during the open-space conference, held in Germany at the HMKV Phoenix Halle

Education

Phoenix with ClojureScript, Boot & Hoplon - A lighting talk at Elixir Conf 2017, answering important questions of our time, such as "What if I use LISP for everything?"

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC) 2011: Piecing Together Ethnography and Design by Hand - An exhibitionCreated by Alicia Dornadic and Cara Oba exploring how data may be more engaging and useful for inspiring design concepts. Imagery creates a nonlinear narrative that intentionally obscures the lines between reality and fiction, various times and places, and what is and what can be.

University of Hawaii, American Institute of Architecture Students - Interactive design lecture on exploration of new technology applications in the field of design

University of Hawaii Outreach College, Pacific New Media Workshops - Introduction to ProgrammingIn Processing, with Kevin McCarthy, and Learning Apple's Swift. Software shared publicly

Out of Office - With the assistance of friends, hosts events when opportunities arise. Challenging programmers, designers, and artists to leave their normal environments, change their perspectives on work, and make connections

Organization for the Understanding of Da kine LanguagesFormerly known as the Organization for the Understanding of Dynamic Languages, "Dynamic" changed to "Da kine" to accommodate interest in typed languages - Honolulu-based programming language enthusiasts, fostering cooperative learning in tackling interesting programming language topics. Members learn by active, friendly discussion, and building tools. Meetings only when properly motivated

Kinect Hacking Workshops - An introduction to hacking the Kinect depth-sensor for art, given at a local hackerspace, for public elementary school students, and high school students