Matt Gilbert Projects

All Projects
Complex, computer-generated crochet patterns inspired by acoustics.
Flyer designs for the Atlanta chapter of Dorkbot.
A video piece for Belinda Reynolds's "Between You and Me...", performed with Sonic Generator.
A Google Earth map of the champion trees in Atlanta according to Trees Atlanta.
Letterpress wedding invitations for Amelia Davis Jewel Calhoun & Peter Holton Kriss.
An animation of the mathematics behind the patterns used in Medieval Islamic architecture, based on the research of Peter Lu.
Implementation of Monica Duncan's object-based travel log.
Online game simulating the formation of the moon as part of a NASA-funded educational study.
Three poster designs for Sonic Generator, the contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech.
An interactive map that shows the connectedness of the Governor’s School campus.
Collaboration with Sonic Generator to create an animation for Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint.

For my Simulation of Biological Systems class, I studied cellular automata that are used to model plant populations.

Dotbots are little creatures that you can mutate to move in different ways.
A network diagram where websites are represented as lines and links are represented as points where those lines intersect, like a subway map.
A clock that destroys an image as time passes.

A hand-crocheted scrollbar scarf with repositionable scroller.

A proposed public installation that responds to the amazing acoustics already present in its site.

A Google Map that logs acoustically interesting places all over the world.

A print combining letterpress and sreenprinting with a quote from Buckminster Fuller.

Speech synthesis is usually about converting text to speech, but what if you approached it differently?

A study created to model the incredible echoes found under a bridge in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

Another installation by John Warren, created by connecting sets of points with monofilament.

I started a (now defunct) chapter of Dorkbot in Charlotte. Dorkbot is a chance for dorks of all kinds to share their work.

Identity and flyer for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ first alumni exhibition.

Textbook covers for two math textbooks by Jimmie and Linda Gilbert (my parents).

An exhibit poster that packs many important people and events from 1949 into one scene, with captions.

A way to condense the forms of a font into one image, for studying and comparing their formal properties.

I wanted a way to visualize the way sounds bounce off of walls. I developed a research tool to help me understand the way rooms sound.

Collaboration with John Warren. A permanent wall installation at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

A poster series for the Festival of Books in Los Angeles using illustrations made entirely with letterforms.

My roommate and I went to a hallway and found the resonant tones of the space with an experiment. Then I composed a video with the tones we found.

Toolbelt Crew is a proposed cartoon that teaches kids how to build things, and how to take on large projects with the help of parents and friends.

Legibility and readability are two similar but distinct traits. I researched the scientific literature, and designed two typefaces: one for legibility, and the other for readability.

A book of music notation for comparing music compositions using 3 beats per measure.

A little experiment that allows you to draw sound waveforms that aren't stuck to a timeline

A sculpture consisting of two perforated metal panels and a continuous line of sewing thread woven between them.