Ashley Newton
Ashley loves rainbows, robots, and LEDS, and teaching others to create. She creates interactive tech art, often under the collaborative group name of "Sustainable Magic", including interactive robotic LED flowers and other fiber optic LED creations. With her art, she seeks to create magical experiences that cause people to feel surprise, wonder, curiosity -- and to question their conceptions of what is possible.

She also teaches others how to create using technology/digital fabrication with the Magic Box -- a traveling hi-tech workshop she successfully Kickstarted last fall with her best friend Sean Stevens. and recently successfully ran a Kickstarter to fund "The Magic Box" -- a mobile maker space cum creativity lab cum innovation gallery with her best friend Sean Stevens.

In addition to tech-creation, Ashley’s background is in Cognitive Science (Smith College) and Market Research. She co-led lighting for the creation of the Dr. Brainlove art car for 2014 Burning Man, and designed the 3D printed "neural" light nodes on it.
Ashley on Twitter    www.ashleynewton.net   

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Ashley Newton

Keep following this project on Facebook - www.facebook.com/neuroflowers or join the Sustainable Magic email list here: sustainablemagic.us3.list-mana...

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Neuroflowers

Neuroflowers is an interactive biofeedback-based art piece. The internal becomes external; mind and...

www.facebook.com/neuroflowers

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Posted Apr 14, 2015
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Ashley Newton

Nice - article on Fast Company about Neuroflowers... www.fastcodesign.com/3044924/e...

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Posted Apr 13, 2015
Dan
Dan
Apr 14, 2015

Congrats Ashley!

Posted by Dan on Apr 14, 2015
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Ashley Newton

LOCATED AT ONE MARKET STREET! At the end of Market Street before Embarcadero. ALSO SURPRISE BONUS: HEART RATE SENSING! Flowers bloom and pulse with your... pulse!

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Posted Apr 10, 2015
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Seeking volunteers to help monitor the installation during the festival.... Sign up here if interested!
docs.google.com/a/ashleynewton...

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Posted Apr 7, 2015
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Ashley Newton

New video of some NeuroFlowers in development! Plus some words from me on the project. :)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJktEJ...

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Posted Apr 6, 2015
Dan
Dan
Apr 6, 2015

Can't wait to see this one in public space!

Posted by Dan on Apr 6, 2015
Ashley Newton
Ashley Newton
Apr 7, 2015

Thanks! Me neither! :)

Posted by Ashley Newton on Apr 7, 2015
@FogmeisterD
@FogmeisterD
Apr 10, 2015

This one really should be a permanent installation. Perhaps with additional headsets, when there are volunteers present to limit bad thoughts;-)

Posted by @FogmeisterD on Apr 10, 2015
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