"chris bathgate"

A vase ringed with razor-sharp knives

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

The OTFB: a switchblade-inspired, machined sculpture

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

The S3: a desktop fidget toy from machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate

Since 2016, machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has been building an exciting, marvelous series of fidget toys, which he is now bringing to a close (he thinks). Read the rest

Gorgeous, betentacled machined sculpture from Chris Bathgate: the BU 622411311751

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) is taking a break from small fidget toys and has returned to large format work with the BU 622411311751, which has a distinctly cthuloid/tentacly aspect. Read the rest

The Bathgate Ratchet, a clicky, machined fidget-toy that works like a socket wrench

For the past year, sculptor machinist Chris Bathgate has been designing a series of handheld, kinetic fidget toys, starting with a "slider" and then a top, a worry stone, a spinner, and a netsuke. Read the rest

A machined, contemporary take on a netsuke/sagemono

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) continues his run of collaborations on small, gorgeous kinetic sculptures and fidget toys with the "Netsuke Hybrid Vessel Bead," a collaboration with Revolve Makers. Read the rest

Machined sculpture with over 1,000 individually fabricated parts

Sculptor/machinist Chris Bathgate (previously) has just come off a year of making small, clever pieces, and as a palette cleanser, he's produced the most ambitious piece to ever emerge from his workshop: Sculpture BM 792314, with over 1,000 individually machined precise parts. Read the rest

The Bathgate Artifact Spinner: a beautiful, hand-machined fidget toy

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) continues his foray into collaborations to make gorgeous, hand-machined fidget today (see: the slider; spinning tops, slider mark II): his latest is a "spinner," made in collaboration with Mike Hogarty and Callye Keen from Revolvemakers. Read the rest

A more advanced fidget gadget from Chris Bathgate

Sculptor-machinist Chris Bathgate has improved on his Slider "worry-stone" gadget for occupying your nervous hands, using techniques he learned through his collaboration with spinning top-maker Richard Stadler. Read the rest

A beautifully machined spinning top

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) teamed up with Richard Stadler, who machines beautiful spinning tops, to create "sculpture TP53335144462," a gorgeous piece of work. Read the rest

Fidget toys to disperse your nervous energy

I dote on fidget gadgets -- soothing gizmos intended to give your hands something to keep busy with, like modern worry-beads -- and while you can't buy Chris Bathgate's amazing machined sliders, and the Fidget Cube Kickstarter just closed, there's still Thinkgeek's new Jumbo Noah Fidget Toy, which looks like a lot of fun and "features two interlocking rings that are also connected together with five links on each ring. The center link is larger and has a colored rubber band that rolls back and forth like a treadmill." Read the rest

The Slider: an alluring, machined-metal worry-stone

Machinist/sculptor Christ Bathgate (previously) can't keep up with demand for his latest "pocket sculpture," a kinetic piece that's designed to be soothing to fidget with. Read the rest

BT 622212453353: a machined sculptural component of a gadget from a better future

Sculptor/machinist Chris Bathgate (previously) has posted the details of his latest piece, "BT 622212453353." Read the rest

Precision – sculpture of Chris Bathgate

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.

My friend Kevin Mack suggested this video. Kevin is an amazing sculptor in his own right. I like these 3-inch 3D printed sculptures from his Consciousness series. Read the rest

Gweek 096: Dave Finkel and Kevin Mack

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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Curvy metal handheld abstract sculptures

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

Gift Guide 2012

Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2012 and beyond. There are books, comics, games, gadgets and much else besides: click the categories at the top to filter what you're most interested in—and add your suggestions and links in the comments.

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