Archive for the ‘People I want to be when I grow up’ Category
“The Counterpointer is a synthesizer that generates Baroque harmonies to a melody input by the user. The one on show at Red Bull was a collaboration between Luisa Pereira and Yotam Mann.”
Working on a walnut and aluminum enclosure for the fantastic Weezie. So far, glued up some walnut and did some initial CNC work. More to come.
My friend Matt Epler asked me to show him how to make baseball bats for a fun project of his. Big Bats is a search through historical data (1903-2013) for performances by players who seemed like they were literally playing with a larger bat than everyone else.
Great job Matt. And the Mike Shmidt bat is hysterical.
In Gabe’s words: “A time card punch clock with a video person projected into a dome on top. As the viewer punches the time cards, the person gets older based on time punch increments. At the last punch the dome goes dark and is not to be reset until the next day. Viewers virtually erase the youth of the person through the passage of time. With each punch the memory of one’s childhood is further erased from the dome. It is possible that some viewers may never experience the full length of the piece.”
In his words: “”For Those Who Wait” is an interactive video sculpture about the physicality of time. 10 video projected clocks hang motionless in a room. As the viewer winds up a crank the clocks come to life, their hands spinning out of control until they self destruct in a variety of animations.”
Turning the crank and controlling the projected clocks is very satisfying.
I built the physical installation for a video projection piece called Farm, created by Gabe Barcia-Colombo. Gabe projected video on to the physical ant farm I built. This sucker was 6′ by 4′ and probably weighed over 200lbs. It was a great project to be a part of.
About the piece:
The piece showed at the Dumbo Arts Festival
I’ve learned that an off-the-shelf gumball machines are a bit flaky and gumballs do not come in a standard size, but the project turned out great and working with these guys has been a dream. We even got the machine covered by Engadget.