Monthly Archives: February 2009

a visit to 40% off : an art show for the new economy

Last night I went to 40% off: an art show for the new economy by SF Media Labs in Oakland — I’d written a column about the Instructables troublemakers who’d created The Joydick (interview: San Francisco Chronicle), but there was … Continue reading

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SWARM speaks: an autonomous orb interview

Image by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. If you’ve been to events such as Maker Faire, you’ve likely seen the gorgeous shiny metal, somewhat ominous looking autonomous orbs rolling about seemingly of their own volition — known as SWARM. The … Continue reading

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a real taste of Carl Pisaturo’s work

Pisaturo’s Area 2881. A little over a week ago, Wired ran a short but very pleasant piece on the work of enigmatic art machine madman Carl Pisaturo. A local (San Francisco) artist, he seems to be on the trajectory of … Continue reading

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animation: Andrew Huang’s “Doll Face”

Poetic and full of bio-mechanical longing, Andrew Huang‘s animated short “Doll Face” is a must-watch for art machine fans. It’s a nice momentary mental sidetrack if you’re working on your own art machines, and it’s pleasing to know the film … Continue reading

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in London, do not miss: Kinetica Art Fair 2009

Image of moth-eating Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robot (lamp) by Materials Beliefs. This sounds like the machine art event of the year, and while plane fares to London are at an all-time low… the Kinetica Art Fair 2009, the UK’s first … Continue reading

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