Tohm Judson

Front End Developer, Multimedia Artist, and Independent Scholar

Former tenured art and music professor with 17+ years teaching experience

Highly adaptable with a firm grasp on various technologies and computer languages

Experience


Nimbus 9

February 2016 - Present

Front End Developer

Key Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, Angular Material, D3, Sketch, Git

Design and maintenance of the Unifi Web Application. The Unifi app is the front end control of connected lighting, HVAC, switches, sensors, and plugs

Skills


Professional Daily Use:

JavaScript, Angular 1, HTML, CSS, Angular Material, D3, Sketch, Git, Adobe CS

Familiar Use:

Angular 2+, Python, Haskell

Previous Life:

Video: Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, MadMapper, iMovie, Mocha Pro

Sound: MaxMSP, PureData, ProTools, Cubase, Sound Track Pro, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Logic Pro

3D Modeling: Blender, Maya, Mudbox, Groboto, Cheetah3D, ZBrush

Gaming: Unity3D, Game Salad

Education


Frontend Web Development Course
Bloc
Mentor: Phil Spitler
June 2015 – November 2015
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
August 2001 – May 2006
Master of Music
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
August 1998 – May 2001
Bachelor of Music
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
August 1994 – May 1998

Recent Projects


Passengers

Role: Design and Developer

Key Technologies: HTML, CSS, jQuery JavaScript, Web Audio API

Passengers: Cartographies of the Underground utilizes the metro as a metaphor for the underground dynamics of the city, and intends to explore the city from the arteries of the metro. Our interest resides in understanding commonalities and peculiarities that metro systems around the world display from the perspective of a cultural passenger. We are interested in learning through observation and reflection what kind of sensitivity a cultural passenger possesses; what is that cultural passengers notice that locals might not, and we would like to engage the public in this conversation about being in the world, being present, noticing.

ReBjorn

Role: Programming, Design Composer and Sound Design

Key Technologies: JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML, CSS, Web Audio API

ReBjorn is a web-based recreation of the original drum machine and sequencer: The Roland 303, 808, and 909.

Freelance Artist: Can You Change My Bedroom?

Role: Game Design, Web Design, and 3D Modeling

Key Technologies: Unity, HTML, CSS, and PHP

Can You Change My Bedroom? is a psychological endurance experiment by blurring the boundaries between virtual and real space by people’s creative participation and artist’s physical labor. This is an interactive installation/performance project that was live from July 4 to 26, 2015 at VisArts in Rockville collaborating with Hye Young Kim. People were invited to participate in playing the online game, which they could arrange any furniture and object in a virtual bedroom. Based on participants’ arrangements (like a work order), Kim changed the studio with physical labor every day. People could participate at VisArts or via online, and watch artist’s performance at VisArts or via online live-streaming videos by surveillance cameras. Our ultimate goal is that to transform an artist’s studio from a private/closed space only for the artist to a public/open space for a community with active participation and communication.

Freelance Artist: Salt Marsh Suite

Role: Composer and Sound Design

Key Technologies: Max/MSP/Jitter, Ableton Live, Weather Data tracking, MadMapper, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and Hackintosh Construction

Salt Marsh Suiteis a collaborative, inter-media arts installation and dance performance based in fieldwork, data collection, and close observation of a North Carolina coastal estuary. The project combines art, science, and technology in an immersive environment, engaging viewers in the beautiful, almost magical quality of the tidal marsh and the life within it, while giving a sense of the vulnerability of the marsh habitat.