The Mutant Vehicles of Burning Man


Scott London, a longtime burner and photographer (see his 2014 photo book, Burning Man: Art on Fire), produced an amazing set of portraits of art cars -- "mutant vehicles" -- from this year's event, including Maria Del Camino (previously), a flying El Camino/tank hybrid that lives in Liminal Labs, where I camp with its creator, the amazing Bruce Tomb. Read the rest

Photos from Bring Your Own Bigwheel 16


Fill in the registration form and agree to the code of conduct and you can participate in San Francisco's annual Bring Your Own Bigwheel race. Read the rest

CNC'ed half-tone portrait of Einstein created with StippleGen 2

The Evil Mad Scientists bring us some of the work of Bruce Shapiro, who used StippleGen 2 to direct a CNC machine to create this beautiful half-tone portrait of The Mighty Hip Einie.

This reminds me of another Bruce's work. Bruce Tombs is the creator of Maria Del Camino, a 59 El Camino on tank-treads that has an articulated arm that allows the body to ride high above the treads, or display at right angles to them. Maria's hood has been decorated with a half-tone portrait of Maria from Metropolis -- though Tombs and his friends drilled the tens of thousands of holes in the body by hand (a 59 El Camino won't fit in a CNC machine). I camp with Bruce and Maria at Liminal Labs at Burning Man, and riding around in her is a treat beyond words.

CNC Art from StippleGen 2 Read the rest