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wavelength, amplitude and frequency: Reuben Margolin

Reubin Margolin’s Pentagonal Wave photographed by Dave Chatting, shot at the Kinetica Museum‘s Creatures Great and Small show, part of the Concrete and Glass festival, London. Here’s a video of Pentagonal Wave from the exhibition. Even though he’s been making … Continue reading

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Ira Sherman’s stunning Impenetrable Devices

Jeweler, sculptor and fabricator Ira Sherman has been busy making sleek metal creations since the 1970s, but it wasn’t until a friend — jeweler and artist Holly Bobisuthi — directed me to Sherman’s mechanized sculptures and Impenetrable Devices last night … Continue reading

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phantasmagorical mechanical Dante: sculpture by Kris Kuksi

Sub-Sonic Dissidence Propulsion Device (2008). When you visit the website of sculptor and painter Kris Kuski, make sure you go right to the sculptures and: a) look at it on the largest monitor possible, and b) have plenty of time … Continue reading

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in London: Behind the Shutters Gallery features Mutate Britain

Image by In de Skies who has a great photo collection of the show here. Right now London Gallery space Behind the Shutters is featuring an exhibition called Mutate Britain — with none other than the legendary Mutoid Waste Company … Continue reading

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photo pool: Macro Machine Stuff

Image by Nick Winterhalter. On photo sharing site Flickr there’s a new group pool called Macro Machine Stuff (and things), where the main thrust of the user-generated and member found photographs are pure, delicious machinery eye candy. Macro and micro, … Continue reading

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for art machine fans: The Way Things Go

For those unfamiliar with the 1987 film The Way Things Go by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, you might want to get better acquainted with a film that is essentially the documentation of what might be one of … Continue reading

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Bay Area “Lighted Boat Parade” gets a firey, art machine surprise

Image from aboard the White Holly by Leslie428. This was an event I regret not seeing, though fortunately there’s lots of video: apparently every year the snug, smug North Bay city and community of Sausalito’s Yacht Club has a Lighted … Continue reading

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distributed squirrel cage for parallel processing

He’s a nice man, and he’s got a good point here. This is Douglas Irving Repetto‘s Distributed Squirrel Cage for Parallel Processing (music.columbia.edu). This could possibly make the Internet Archive run faster, if only they implemented the right amount of … Continue reading

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art machines as artists

It struck me when I saw this photo of “Pica the painter robot” from the Center for Intelligent Robots at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology that Pica was not unlike Chico MacMurtrie‘s drawing robot — a big, monkey-like … Continue reading

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time running out to help NIMBY

Image by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. San Francisco Bay Area industrial arts space NIMBY is where a lot of kinetic and machine art organizations and individuals had collaborative space to create, and it was recenty shut down by a … Continue reading

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