Vincent van Haaff (flyingoctopus) is a multi-disciplinary media artist and designer working with computer code to explore virtual spaces defined by rule-based systems. Originally from Southern California, he went from a record label co-founder and audio hacker in Los Angeles to a rock climbing/chard-growing hippie in Santa Barbara before moving to Vancouver to become a software developer and media artist. His expertise spans from data and music visualization to computer vision, sensor dev and user centred design.
Specialties: Arduino <=> Ableton Live, monome <=> ChucK, Computer Vision <=> Quartz Composer, Kinect <=> Cinema4D. Ruby <=> everything.
…and thats just for starters!
Created generative and interactive Audio/Visual/Tangible Media for Art Installations in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Also does consulting for for numerous exhibits and installations. Is also available for music composition.
Platform (Facebook, mobile) and telemetry expert.
Front End Engineer working in HTML, JS, CSS, Flash for the web. Also Prototyping, Tech demos, and UX design for Incubation Team. Audio Engineer.
Front End Engineer working in HTML, JS, CSS, Flash for the web. Platforms expert (Facebook, Google, Mobile).
Prototyping, Tech demos, UX
Flash/HTML/CSS Development, Web Strategist
Designed prototype and manufacturing techniques for glass products that would have optimized airflow for entertainment and recreational use.
Installed and maintained network hardware and software for cosmetic dental practice. Digitizing patient charts and xray machines were a priority as well as developing front end and web site for practice.
Student Sustainability Coalition
Rock Climbing, Cycling, Tangible Interfaces, Homebrew Technologies, Music Production Performance and Synthesis, Creative Commons, Sustainable Living, Math and Physics
freeculture.org, Vice President of Astronomy Club - UCLA Treasurer of Student Sustainability Coalition, Vancouver Flash User Group, Vancouver Open Data Group, VanJS