Machinist-sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has unveiled his latest: a vase ringed with razor-sharp knives ("an object that mischievously demands that it be appreciated for more than its precarious utility"). Read the rest
Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, "creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the effort on the part of the user needed to load the spring in the assembly."
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Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, "creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the effort on the part of the user needed to load the spring in the assembly." Read the rest
A short video about the CNC-machined sculpture of Chris Bathgate. His work looks like alien technology. He says he likes to make his sculptures "hint at a purpose of some utility" without offering enough context to make a reasonable guess. The video was made by UK filmmaker Nick Kennedy.
In this episode of Gweek, I talked to Dave Finkel and Kevin Mack.
Kevin Mack is a pioneering digital artist and Academy Award winning visual effects designer. Kevin also uses science and technology to make psychoactive abstract art. His work is currently featured in the "Imagined Realities in New Media" exhibit at the PS Zask Gallery in Southern California.
Dave Finkel is a Los Angeles based TV comedy writer. He’s currently an Executive Producer on the Fox comedy, New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel. His past credits include 30 Rock, United States of Tara and Just Shoot Me!
Here's what we talked about:
Rayman Jungle Run: addictive game for iOS and Android
Inkodye: Amazing sunlight sensitive dyes
Foldify: Fun paper craft iPad app for kids
Melon: Kickstarter for an EEG neurofeedback transmitting headband
Nanoflowers: Beautiful microscopic flower sculptures
Deep Learning: The next stage of neural networks
Cloud Face: Computers seeing faces in clouds
Chris Bathgate: Sculptor
HUMN Wallet: Two flat metal plates with an elastic band around them. Your stuff gets sandwiched between.
Pxlbots: Aggressively grainy pixel art of monsters and robots. Excellent DIY vinyl stickers.
The New Disruptors podcast: Glenn Fleishman's fantastic interview podcast about the end of organizational advantage.
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Shiny-curvy-metal sculptor Chris Bathgate showcases a bunch of palm-sized pieces that ooze machine sensuality: "I have been sporadically making these small editions over the last few years. This set is my sixth and rather than making them all the exactly same as I usually do, I decided to go with different colors for each as a sort of color experiment." Read the rest
Sculptor Chris Bathgate writes, "I have just self-published my first book of sculptures that features all of my machined metal sculptures from 2007-2011 as well as technical drawings and process images."
We've written about Chris's work before. He produces some of the most beautiful machined-metal pieces I've seen, somehow stark and embellished at the same time. I called them "beautiful, abstract machined forms with edges that look like they'd cut and curves that are cold and stern. They're like the gleaming brass sex-organs of some exotic, alien life form." The book looks like some kind of wonderful (see the excerpts after the jump).