shm garanganao almeda
is looking for summer internships ;-)
looking for internship opportunities to pursue their interest in content metadata, provenance, and novel creativity support systems for sustainable Human-AI Co-Creativity.
✉️ email :
firstname (dot) lastname (at) berkeley.edu
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3rd-person personal pronoun in Tagalog, Ilonggo, and Bisaya. Filipino languages are naturally genderneutral; gendered language and binary norms are colonial influences.
shm garanganao almeda �
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SF Bay Area artist & computer scientist
4th-year PhD in EECS Program at UC Berkeley, advised Bjoern Hartmann.
Human Computer Interaction researcher at the intersection of art + technology
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Class of 2020 @ The College of New Jersey, Computer Science + Fine Art
Adobe Research Fellow, Computational Artistry Intern with Jose Echevaria and Stephen DiVerdi - 2019
the train guy at UIST 2023
The impact of emergent technologies on creative communities
Designing systems for sustainable human-machine co-creativity
Creativity support tools & networks
Amplifying historically marginalized voices
public transportation 🚅
true crime 🩸
Select 1 of my 6 semesters of teaching below to view details.
CS160 - Summer 2021
CS160 - Spring 2022
CS160 - Summer 2022
CS160 - Spring 2023
DESINV23 - Summer 2023
DESINV202 - Fall 2023
Select a course to learn more.
Prompting for Discovery: Flexible Sense-Making for AI Art-Making with Dreamsheets
Shm Garanganao Almeda, J.D. Zamfirescu-Pereira, Kyu Won Kim, Pradeep Mani Rathnam, Bjoern Hartmann
📄 Full Paper Currently Under Review
🔗 arxiv preprint
How can generative artists use Text-to-Image models to reliably achieve desirable results? To study this, we developed DreamSheets, a design probe Text-To-Image “sandbox” in a spreadsheet. We observed novice and expert artists use it to define and develop their own creative workflows.
NFT Art World
The Influence of Decentralized Systems on the Development of Novel Online Creative Communities and Cooperative Practices
Shm Garanganao Almeda, Bjoern Hartmann
📄 Paper (PDF)
🔗 ACM DL
Interviews with 16 creatives utilizing NFTs reveal a vast NFT Art World: cooperative networks developing novel creative practices, interactions, and communities with unique artistic subcultures.
Parametric RGB color mixing system for digital painting that enables a novel color-mixing experience, advised by Jose Echevarria & Stephen Diverdi
Techniques for parametric color mixing in a digital painting application. A methodology implementing techniques including generating a Bezier curve extending from a first point to a second point in a 3-Dimensional space.
Synthesis Cost-Optimal Targeted Mutant Protein Libraries
- Dimitris Papamichail, Madeline Febinger, Shm Almeda, Georgios Papamichail
📄 Paper (PDF)
🔗 APBC 2023
Algorithms that optimize oligonucleotide chain design to minimize the cost of synthesizing proteins, towards more effective protein variant library design.
Accessible American Sign Language Recognition with the Leap Motion Controller, advised by Andrea Salgian
🔗 ACM DL |
Communities that use visual languages to communicate are underrepresented by translation and language learning tools. Utilized the Python and C++ with the LeapMotion infrared hand-tracking controller to recognize and translate ASL fingerspelling.