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Justin Berken

- making art: Artistic thought processes are a driving force in my architecture education.

- using a computer:
I was very fortunate to have grown up with a commodore 64 in my house. The Commodore 64 sparked an early interest in computing that I have carried into my adult years. I am currently employed as a computer tech and still tinker with the commodore 64.

- using hand tools and power tools: Curiosity in my father's hand tools got me in a lot of trouble as a child. I can now proudly claim to safely operate these tools without his assistance. Today I use a table saw, band saw, drill press, and other power tools on a regular basis

- using a sewing machine:
Very little background in sewing.

- using a laser cutter and other computer controlled machines: The school of architecture has a laser cutter that I use more frequently than any other tool.

- programming: I once took a studio course based in Maya Binary language and also have a background in HTML and action script.

- working with electronics:
When I was a kid, rather than a box of toys I had a box of disassemble appliances.

- soldering: I have soldered small electronics but am not very good at it.

- installation art: I have little to no experience with art installations.

- interactive art: The closest I have come to interactive art is Flash programming.

- video:
Video editing has been a hobby of mine since Adobe Premiere 4.0.

- sound art: I am not even sure what sound art refers to, but I do have a background in music.

- photography:
I love photography, still trying to figure out my DSLR though.

- sculpture: Very little background in sculpture.

- electronic music: Have done some MIDI authoring.

- drawing: As an architecture student I use drawing as my main form of communicating ideas.