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Been experimenting with some different aluminum finishes lately. Got the mirrored finish down pretty good, but I’ve also been tumbling parts with brass screws. Tumbled on left, sanded on right. I really like how old, dirty, and pitted the parts come out.
One of the projects I worked on for the Hereafter Institute is the Locket, a wearable memorial.
This summer I’ve been working on some projects for the Hereafter Institute.
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo has launched the Hereafter Institute, where participants will have the opportunity to plan their digital afterlife and learn about the artist’s proposed technological solutions for the preservation of the digital soul.
In a private consultation, the artist and his team will introduce options for digital preservation including 3D body scanning, wearable memorialization, and the embedding of personal data into everyday objects.
If you are in the LA area this weekend, you should check it out.
What a great team, project, and experience.
Made some frames for a project Dan Shiffman is working on. Some laser cut acrylic, standoffs, a monitor, a Raspberry Pi, and camera. Yes, I know the screen is upside down, we’ll flip it in the software.
Pine wood was pretty much the first “serious” material I ever really worked with. But I haven’t done anything with pine for years. I got my hands on some large logs of pine, from a tree that fell during Sandy, and figured I’d turn some lamps.
The pine is very soft and had a lot of tear out, but I really liked the grain patterns. I think a finish is really going to make it pop.
I taught a utility belt making workshop with Kate Hartman the other day. A lot of fun.
First step is actually make a belt: strap, buckle, clip, tri-glide, and do a little sewing. Next, we’ll add electronics and gadgets.