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
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
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