Brendan Byrne 


is a designer and makerspace specialist from Brooklyn. He currently manages StudioLab at Princeton University.

StudioLab
Community Organizing
Workshops & Talks
Destiny Clock
Theseus
Kiwi Electronics
Games & Controllers
Performance Tools
Graphic Design

StudioLab

at Princeton University provides digital fabrication technologies, and immersive media in a hybrid space at the intersection of the laboratory, makerspace, and artist’s studio. StudioLab nurtures interdisciplinary networks of arts, sciences, and humanities practitioners, regardless of their level of experience.

Community Organizing

The following are a selection from over ten years of directing and curating public arts events in New York City. They range from small gatherings focused on supporting local or digital communities to large exhibitions with hundreds in attendance.

Workshops & Talks

An important part of creating work is sharing that work with others. Presenting forces you to refelct on and distill your process. General audiences can also offer insights into your work that a designer never could.

Destiny Clock

is modular programmable system for generating musical compositions. Signals are strictly on/off messages. Patches use a combination of generator and processor modules before passing signals. The interface module constructs and transmits a MIDI message to a hardware or software synthesizer.

Theseus

is a platform for designing modular electronic instruments for musical and visual composition. Building on the Eurorack analog synthesizer standard, the platform uses 3.5mm patch cables to interconnect modules. However, unlike the Eurorack standard, Theseus is entirely digital and produces MIDI/OSC control messages rather than audio signals.

Kiwi Electronics

was a small electronics design studio specializing in the creation of hardware interfaces for navigating sonic and visual environments. Founded in 2011, Kiwi started off catering primarily to the noise and chiptune music communities through DIY products including MIDI interfaces and matrix mixers.

Games & Controllers

Oh, the joy of taking your creations
on the road and sharing them with friends! The games featured here are easy to learn, social, and easily transportable. Their enclosures are lightweight yet sturdy. But above all else, they were created to brighten someone’s day.

Performance Tools

The following musical and video instruments were designed specifically for live performance. They focus on core concepts with expressive controls.

Graphic Design

It always surprises how the demand for graphic work seems to never cease and how there’s always a new skill or technique to learn and perfect. Here are a few projects that I’ve lent a helping hand on or pursued as a learning opportunity. Regardless, every day I find myself utilizing the skills I learned from my graphic design courses.