Archive for the ‘Field Trip’ Category

Sketching in Hardware

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Sketching in Hardware

Last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at Sketching in Hardware. Sketching is a small conference where all who attend present. Most talks are on interesting hardware projects or research that may lead to the next big thing. I was very inspired and can’t wait to get back to work.

More to come.


Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Phloq Installation

I had the pleasure to work on a great sound installation called Phloq with Paul Geluso and Suzanne Thorpe.

The installation is at St Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island ( And will be viewable every Saturday & Sunday, Jun 15 through Jul 14 (noon to 6pm).

Phloq Installation

At St. Cornelius Chapel on Governors Island, Phloq is a multichannel work composed to evoke the sensorial experience of a flock of birds taking off. Via its physical diffusion, Phloq creates a provocative space that allows the listener to suspend their ties to previously known aural reference points, releasing them to a new sensorial interaction. Phloq’s content addresses issues of communication and interference, referencing the swirling mass of information we encounter on a daily basis. This event is part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival, in partnership with River To River Festival and Trinity Wall Street.

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Drip Painting

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Drip Painting

I saw this fantastic drip painting on the sidewalk at Berry St and N 5th in Williamsburg. No idea who the artist is, I wish I could make paintings like this.

Side note: this is kind of what I think Jay Gatsby would like.

Exit Art Benefit Auction

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Jar Lamps at Exit Art auction

Another great event at Exit Art, the Outer Space Benefit Auction. And the people at Exit Art were nice enough to have my Bourbon Jar Lamps on display.

I had my eye on a Shepard Fairey print, but sadly I was out bid.

Jar Lamps on Parade

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Bourbon Jar Lamps at Exit Art

A few weeks back the bourbon Jar Lamps were used as center pieces for an Hhighlands Dinner CLub dinner at Exit Art gallery. I unfortunately missed the dinner, but as far as I can tell from the pictures, the event looked fantastic.

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Make Magazine and Woodworking

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Make:Skill Set Woodworking

Make, one of my favorite magazines, is running a skill set on woodworking this month on their blog. I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute a piece. Of course, it was all about the lathe.

You can find the article here.

Milton Glaser

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I B.Light NY - take 1

Saw the incredible Milton Glaser speak at the fantastic CreativeMornings. The man and his work are very impressive. Do a Google image search on “Milton Glaser” if you don’t believe me.

Thanks for making it happen Tina.

Please excuse my sorry attempt above.

Creative Morning Indeed

Friday, August 27th, 2010

So I had a very interesting morning. I went to swissmiss’s CreativeMorning. CreativeMornings are basically Tina’s personal TED Talks, only these are free and there are Danishes served. If you fancy yourself a creative and haven’t been to one of these yet, you’re really doing yourself a disservice. Hell, even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body, you’ll find these speakers interesting.

Today’s speaker was Rachel Sussman, a photographer who is photographing the oldest living things in the world. We’re talking 2,000 plus years here. Really interesting stuff. The Discovery Channel or National Geographic should be jumping through hoops to make this a show.

And then on my way from the talk to the subway, I passed Gleason’s Gym. Gleason’s is one of the stops on the Key to the City art project, a cool summer event. I had to pass some tough looking people to get to the locker. Those boxers are no joke.

All in all, a full morning.

Demo Day

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Yesterday’s lathe demo at MAD was incredible, what a place. It was so interesting to meet all the museum staff and visitors. Sorry to all of the people who can’t speak English that I had full conversations with before realizing that you didn’t understand a word I said. In the first two pictures below, you can see Columbus (from “Circle” fame) in the window.

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Thanks to everybody who made it out, I had a blast and hope you did too. I also got to use my favorite Simpsons line on the viewers, “I want to see goggles people!”

The After Laser Party

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The Laser Party was fantastic. The ladies of Design Glut and the fine folks at Length Width Height (a fabrication lab in the “incubation” center at NY Designs) hosted a great event. Met some great people and saw some very interesting designs.

They have a 51″ x 51″ laser cutter, the biggest I’ve ever seen. The thing opens up like a DeLorean and when the roof deck door is open, you can see the Empire State Building (my streak of using tools with some killer views continues). She’s a real beauty.

Laser cut Monster Mirror

After a little trouble with my CAD file (I was the only one to give them a bum file, awesome), we cut a Monster Mirror. It turned out great. I still need to glue it up, sand it, and finish it, but this beats cutting them out by hand.

Laser set up

The other designs were incredible, check them out here. If you are in the NYC area and in need of a 51″ laser cutter, I know a guy.

And FYI, laser cut food does not taste good.