Kathleen Tuite

kathleen.tuite (at) gmail

@kaflurbaleen | github | blog

Rogue hacker; builder of systems involving collaborative creativity, crowdsourcing, and/or computer vision; quasi academic

Cool things I have made/done:

The #FeministHackerBarbie meme. I built a website for crowdsourcing new feminist/hacker text to go with the illustrations of Mattel's not-so-great I can be a computer engineer book. Featured on NPR and Wired and beyond.
Sketch-a-bit is a collaborative, evolutionary drawing app that you can find on the Android Market and has also spawned a research paper (Emergent Remix Culture in an Anonymous Collaborative Art System)
Impressionist Fingerpaint Android app for interactively painting various impressionist brush styles on existing photographs
Iteration, a generative art iPhone app

Grad school projects (crowdsourcing/computer vision games)

PhotoCity is a sweet game played outside with cameras with the goal of reconstructing the world in 3D! It's not live right now, though... the closest similar thing is Photosynth.
PointCraft is a Minecraft-inspired FPS 3D modeler for tracing pointclouds in 3D to make cleaned up, textured geometry
The Meme Quiz is an online game for imitating memes, swapping faces, and helping build a new dataset of lots of facial expressions in real world conditions. Paper, awesome video of the game in action.
Picard is a flashcard learning game, where people drew custom mnemonics to learn countries and their capitals. Some favorites: The capital of Zambia is Lusaka (picture of zombie with loose sock).

Other games

A Corgi's Dream made at a 1-day game jam with randomly selected themes of "sleep", "trajectories", and "doggies"
Nighthike game made at TIGJam
Birthday Cat (Interactive Fiction) what happened when I taught myself to make interactive fiction in Inform 7


Animal-themed Draw-a-day in which I'd draw an animal "from memory" and then look up and re-draw it from an actual photo
December 2010 Draw-a-day


Hiking and backpacking


Screenprinted dinosaurs
Screenprinted pirate penguins


Robot halloween costume
Facebook's first poking app ever (v1.0, v2.0) when apps were not obnoxious.
The links are dead, but here are some pictures! [poke graph] [internal view of recent pokes]