sixspace in Los Angeles opens a new show of robots-as-golems art this Saturday -- from artists Martin Ontiveros and Donovan Crosby. Gallery co-owner Caryn Coleman says:
"The reception for Risen is Saturday, January 24th, from 7-10 pm. The show continues through February 28th.
Risen explores the themes in differing folklore: Ontiveros (Portland) depicts the deed-doer Golem from Jewish folklore with his signature-style robots in his paintings on wood and bottles while Crosby (Los Angeles) takes haunting tales from voodoo tales to create a little black magic in her lush work. The title Risen is derived from the rising souls in Golem's quests or the rising of evil, such as zombies or spells, in voodoo.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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Shake, stir, and muddle your way to delicious homemade cocktails with this must-have bar set. Expect only the finest quality tools from MakersKit — enabling you to unleash your inner mixologist.Top 12 Favorite Things of 2014, Sunset MagazineQuart-size vintage-style Mason jar shakerRetro double jigger for accurate measurementsStrainer & spouts for a mixologist-style smooth pourHardwood muddler […]
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.