Final Project

For this project I used a Flora with an RGB sensor to create a color display in Processing.

2017-05-02 22.39.08 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.

Makey-Makey in my class

This semester I’m teaching Digital Media Art and I had my student experiment with the Makey-Makey. The theme of the project was “synesthesia” and students added sound to colors in their drawings to experiment with new visual/audio connections.

Arduino Experiments

2017-04-13 20.49.44 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.



processing_homework from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.

3D Printing

I swear I actually printed this but it was so awesome that it immediately disappeared. This is the third time that’s happened this semester, which is high praise for your class 🙂

Laser Printed Box

Paper Pop-Up Card

Snow Day Project

Turtle Art















Scratch and Makey-Makey

Experiment #1: Bongos

2017-02-03 16.03.31 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.

Experiment #2: Fart Noises

2017-02-03 16.06.46 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.

Experiment #2: Recorded Audio

2017-02-03 16.16.35-1 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.

Collaborative Project: Digital Story Cards

Learning Objectives

Based on existing knowledge of fairytales, students will create a story, describing characters, actions and settings.

Lesson Structure

  1. Storytelling Cards are introduced, students practice telling stories using the images on the cards as cues
  2. Students draw out scenes for their own story on separate pages, similar in structure to Storytelling Cards
  3. Audio is recorded in Scratch as students describe the scene or character depicted on each card
  4. Instructor photographs or scans the drawing and imports them into Scratch
  5. Each drawing is mapped to the corresponding audio track
  6. Makey-Makey is connected to the collaged drawings using conductive material so touching the drawing triggers the audio cue
  7. Students share their stories with classmates by interacting with each others drawings

Discussion Questions

  • Why do fairytales start with “Once upon a time…”?
  • How do different characters typically act? (the princess, the knight, the dragon, etc)
  • What happens at the beginning of a story? The middle? The end?


Are students are participating in the

  • drawing
  • discussion
  • interactive storytelling

Do their original stories contain

  • characters
  • settings
  • actions

—-> project in Scratch

2017-02-09 13.00.54 from Nina Bellisio on Vimeo.