Given that the anonymous protester was Time magazine's 2011 "person of the year", I though that the Modern World needed to be updated to multiplayer and housed in its own video game cabinet. This piece was origionally done in 2010 for an art show in Spokane and was rebuilt as a multiplayer game for the Byte Me 2012 show at the Launchpad Gallery.Original Demonstration
A pendulum where the swings to the reactionary right are not balanced by an ineffective left.
This piece was introduced at the Byte Me 2012 show at the Launchpad Gallery.
For many years I have thought about the imbalance in our political system and wanted to create a physical manifistation of the ineffective left followed by a reactionary right. In the creation of this piece I kept the mechanical details as hidden as possible. One thing worth noting is that the 7' pendulum is driven by a single model airplane servo and an arduino based micro controller.
Inspired by working for two years in a windowless basment.Information
I wanted to create a remote window which changed its view based on where I was looking at it from. To do this I used several open source elements. The window is a laptop in a window frame which has a camera attached to it. The camera uses face detection (opencv) to determine the position of the viewer. The window then sends the position of the viewer (using osc) to a computer with a camera mounted on two servos controlled by an arduino. The remote computer would then position the camera to give the illusion that the streamed camera image is actually in the window! An interesting phenomena occured at the remote camera where people whould notice its movement and try to figure out what they did to make it do it again, they were unaware that the camera was controlled by the remote observer.
I have been working on mastering print making using a 12ton Bottle Jack Press from Harbor Freight.
This work can be purchased at my Etsy Shop.Methods
I have been exploring traditional print methods using non traditional tools. My explorations include: Using a modified hydraulic press, using 3d printing and other new tools to create images, and using my experiences with pcb construction to etch copper plates.
You will not find me complaining about the tedium of hand carving or doing the work which I love.
I started playing music late forming my first punk band (busholini) in my late 30s