I am a computer scientist, music composer, creative coder, and origami designer. This site contains information on various areas of my research, other work, and hobbies.
For giggles, I’ve been analyzing the vocalizations and other noises of young chickens. So far I’ve found some pretty interesting things – a wide range of hidden complexities and even the chicken note.
I’ve now published two origami books! Both are available in paperback and e-book format. The e-books should work on both black & white and color devices and also work in a browser or just on a phone.
Paleo Origami: Dinosaurs, Pterosaurs, and More (2021)
Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XH2JRHW
More information: http://donyaquick.com/paleo-origami/
An Origami Farm (2020)
Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M8DBG7Q/
More information: http://donyaquick.com/an-origami-farm/
How can I get updates on new pieces and/or research?
There are a few ways:
- SoundCloud if you just want to hear my new music.
- BandCamp if you want to support my music-making. I have several digital albums available in CD quality.
- Subscribe to me on YouTube if you want music visualizations and occasional research-related videos. Some of my mixed media work only goes on YouTube and isn’t on SoundCloud.
- If you only want to know what I update libraries I maintain (like Euterpea), just watch the repo for that project/library on GitHub and you’ll get notified when there are issue/bug reports or updates to the source.
- Follow or friend me on Facebook for a mix of other sorts of updates on my work. You can just follow me on Facebook (without friending) if you only want sparse updates on major projects. If you friend me, you’ll see bits and pieces of my work more frequently you’ll also get other shared things that I find humorous (typically bad music puns) and periodic pictures of things relating to my other hobbies. Please be aware that I typically only use the messenger app with family and close friends I’ve known for a long time, so don’t use that as a way to report problems with the libraries I maintain (use email or GitHub instead). I do not currently use Twitter or other social media sites.