My passion for the craft and sport of figure skating, along with this site, kevinshum.com, was featured in the 2016 Squarespace ad campaign, You Should.
The design of kevinshum.com was the inspiration for the new Squarespace tempalte, Eamon.
Building on the understanding of music and architecture as creators of spatial experience, this thesis presents a novel way of unfolding music’s spatial qualities in the physical world. Spaces That Perform Themselves exposes an innovative response to the current relationship between sound and space: where we build static spaces to contain dynamic sounds. What if we change the static parameter of the spaces and start building dynamic spaces to contain dynamic sounds?
Assisted in development of hardware and software components. Worked directly with Processing, Ableton Live, and Arduino, in addition to multimodal hardware. Programed choreography and movement of multi-sensory kinetic installation, including the mechanical, sonic, and visual systems.
Worked in the NYC office alongside Product Managers, UX Designers, Visual Designers, and iOS Engineers on app used by millions of Priceline.com customers.
Summer 2016, I interned as a Software Engineer at Ori Systems, an MIT-startup transforming and redefining urban living spaces with robotic, shape-shifting furniture. Over the course of 3 months, I built the iOS and Android apps from the ground up. Essentially, the apps act as remote controls, which connect with the lights and transform the furniture.
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I am 1 of 18 MIT Admissions Bloggers, writing about student life and culture here on campus. In addition to sharing my thoughts online, I work with the Admissions Office on outreach efforts and connect with potential applicants and admitted students.
App concept developed for the 2016 Accenture Innovation Challenge. In order to combat food waste, Bamboo is a mobile platform in which restaurants can notify local customers of leftover/excess prepared food that they are willing to sell at a discounted rate at the end of a business day.
2016 Accenture Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist.
For my final project for MAS.111, Fundamentals of Computational Media Design, I pursued a new way of looking at figure skating jump and spin elements by taking frame-by-frame shots and stitching them together into one frame.
After doing multiple takes in order to get the perfect combination of lighting, composure, and composition, I used Photoshop to manually crop out each frame and stitch them together. Different opacities are used to create a sense of progression and movement.
As Chapter President, I took charge and oversaw the massive overhaul and rebranding of our Chapter identity — from our apparel to our digital footprint — where none previously existed.
Designed recruitment shirts and quarter-zip apparel for chapter membership.
Redesigned homepage, Beta.mit.edu, from scratch, adding in dynamic content and features.
Developed a set of branding assets for Facebook, print posters, business cards, and a Snapchat filter.
Track your mood with emojis with ease.
For the Spring term, I revised Informatik at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. I had a chance to attend several courses spanning Machine Learning, Ubiquitous Computing, Case Studies in Practice, Human-Computer Interaction, 3D Vision, and German.
In both Human-Computer Interaction and 3D Vision, I had a chance to work with the professors and industry leaders on semester-long projects that resulted in two term papers, presentations, and even a poster session at ETH.
As interns, we only have a limited amount of time over the summer to make a tangible impact. Currently, onboarding is frustrating. We envision a more seamless experience – one that is efficient, accessible, and intuitive.
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