DEXTER CALLENDER III

WORKING ACROSS ⇌ SOFTWARE
ART & HUMAN EXPERIENCE

  • All

  • Creative Code

  • Software

  • Design

  • Workshop

  • Video

  • Performance

MIT SCHNITZER PRIZE IN THE VISUAL ARTS
An arts exhibition for the winners of MIT's Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts.
2024
LIGHT SCULPTURES
A series of artworks that repurpose the movement of light as the basis for sculpture.
Glass, Code, Photography
2023 - Ongoing
CLOUD LIGHT
Lighting objects inspired by a cloud diffusing the setting sunlight. Designed using GLSL shader code, Python, and Rhino+Grasshopper
White Oak, Frosted Acrylic, Copper Vinyl, Steel Rods, Diodes
2022
LIGHT CLOCK v I.
A timepiece and lighting object. A light source orbits around a circular clock face, casting a ray of light towards a mirror at it’s center. The incident ray is the hour hand and the reflected ray is the minute hand.
White Ash Plywood, Raw Unfinished Steel, PLA, Copper
2022
REFRACTION STUDY
Illustrating with light.
Ongoing
DRAWING OBJECTS
A drawing tool for creating bespoke physical objects.
Ongoing
RETICULATE
A web-based design software, learning tool, and series of tectonic artworks. The design software is used to design and fabricate physical art objects based on the concept of reticulation.
Three.js, laser cutter
2021
Reading Material
A conceptual publisher that produces reading material, physical representations of literature. Reading material is imbued with the narrative structures in the text and can be understood as cognitive artwork and a tool for remembrance.
Python, Rhino, 3D print
2015 - Present
DOVETAIL
An endeavour in sound and performance that joins saxophone with lush electronics, in collaboration with a rotating ensemble of visual artists, musicians, and friends.
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2017 - Present
COMPASS PATTERN GENERATORS
Web-based design tools used to produce and customize Compass’ brand patterns. The patterns can be exported and used in digital and print media.
developed in-house for Compass designers
2019
COMPASS SIGN CENTER
A custom-built design customizer and e-commerce shop for designing and ordering Compass real estate signs. The shop integrates with a large-scale manufacturer to fulfill orders nation-wide.
architected and developed for Compass
2019
COMPASS MOTION WORKSHOP
A workshop for Compass designers on procedural and parametric design in software and code. Topics included procedural workflows in AE & C4D, fundamental programming concepts, math for designers, and interactive experiments.
co-led with with motion designer Mavis Everret
2021
CONTOUR
A no-code software extension built into Adobe Illustrator that enables designers to create customizable media templates for the web.
Adobe ExtendScript, React, Node.js
2020
POST COMMUNISM
A short documentary on post-Communist life and Communist-era architecture in Czech. Czech citizens must reconcile the effects of a previous way of life under Communism with the new modes of living in a Capitalist republic.
Director, DP, Editor
2018

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