EFFALO

all things, interacting we are a multidisciplinary research & design collaborative exploring the interface between humans, nature and technology. through playing, making and failing, we learn how to build better, more expressive things. our process is a performance; we hope you enjoy.

Michael Felix

Principal

Mark Cohen

Collaborator

Robby Kraft

Collaborator

Andrew Kurtz

Collaborator

Ezra Spier

Collaborator

Emily Wormley

Collaborator

Projects:

DEVELOPING

domekit.cc

http://domekit.cc

a web-based collection of parametric software tools and self-adjusting connector systems for making geodesic structures of human-scale proportion.

REVIEWING

MAKERFACTORY

http://makerfactory.com

a free service for connecting the emerging network of localized fabrication technologies with people who need stuff made.

IDLE

velosynth

http://velosynth.com

velosynth augments the cycling experience by providing a cognitive bridge between motion and sound.

Research:

envvv

http://envvv.tumblr.com

a research initiative focused on the study and application of microlocal interaction, emergent orchestration, and affective modularity.

fabricating

http://fabricating.tumblr.com

an investigation into the method, application, and practice of digital fabrication and rapid prototyping.

hyper-rambling

http://hyper-rambling.tumblr.com

realtime thoughts on process, emergence, and stuff. hit record, start talking, see what happens.

microgarden

http://microgarden.tumblr.com

an experimental research effort into developing a repeatable pattern for deploying small-space backyard gardens.


prgrssv nhncmnt

http://prgrssvnhncmnt.com

(pronounced: progressive enhancement) is a survey of strategies for designing in and around complex emergent systems.

spaceframe

http://spaceframe.tumblr.com

an experimental investigation into spaceframe systems from a fabricate-it-yourself perspective.

Say hello:

EFFALO is headquartered in beautiful Asheville, NC — amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and the ghost of Bob Moog. Got a project you'd like us to work on or just want to say hello? Please don't hesitate to get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

by email: hello@effalo.com
on twitter: @effalo
by phone: (503) 770-0760