Time, time. Melting, bouncing. Wax cast, rubber ball, little humor.
High speed documentation of contact between bodies. A russian grandmother pulls my cheeks, a pat on the back. Small beauties that slip by unnoticed every day.
Ants, hive minds and eusociality. After a talk on similarities between ants, brains and cities at SIME/Art Basel I did this project on a Scanning Electron Microscope, putting an ultra thin coating of gold on ants. The resulting images flip scale in wonderful ways. An ant eye feels like a whole world. And maybe it is.
What does an individual in a collective body think, feel, see? How similar are ants to neurons in their particle/collective relationship? I want to investigate ants, and then build mechanized proxies!
Exploring treating animal anatomy like machine anatomy. A lobster divided at every joint, then extended with machine capabilities (gears, springs, motors). Watch the video, see it transform.
One amongst a series of children's toys I made. This one for my sister. Discarded and found wood, tinfoil, bottle caps, yarn, couch tassles.
Matthew Silver is the first Fool I've met. We made a series of videos in an airport delay. His nakedness on NYC Streets was a fixture of my childhood. What a pleasure.
Alginate life casting split glass, seamed, reconstructed piece by piece with gold leaf. Light leaks through it.
Experimental Darkroom Photography--Solarization, Composite Negs. An animal scratches its back.
A slow surprise
Wiscasset, ME. Chewonki Farm.
Solarization and burning, darkroom experiments, looking into the light.
Many thank to Nick Devlin for letting me take his photo.
Made as a gift for my neuroscience PI @ MIT McGovern, John Gabrieli. CNC, Walnut.
The title says it all it's really about strange circular stories in strange circles so the title says it all as it's really a compilation of strange circular
Purple heartwood, cherry, maple, water jetted acrylic. A display for handmade knives.
A spice rack carved from found Burl Wood. All Shaker Joinery.
A little round lady who is a silent, secret dancer. A matter of perspective.
A matter of perspective, you see?
Some shots I took years ago, and love still
What a face!
My favorite rocking chair, built from parts harvested at the local dump.
Part of a larger Ant Circus, the ant ladder is placed on a human sized ladder so humans can climb up and watch ants climb and perform tricks. EO Wilson, Doug Hofstadter, Alexander Calder--fantasy, surrealism, playful math and real fractals.
Did some work as a technical consultant for brain.fm, building out their audio platform for meditation. These sounds are not binaural beats--poorly tested and poorly understood, activating sound localization--but instead work via auditory rhythms and brainwave entrainment. With 400,000 users giving constant feedback, this is a really exciting testing platform for new 'awareness interventions'.
An electrified flowerbed I made for groups making music together. Play, performance, education. Makey Makey, wildflowers and Scratch.
Pager motor, alginate cast lips, bedspring, voicebox, solder, glue. Asked to make a sculptural representation of invading evangelism for a Crusades-focused Professor. Grotesque comedy.
An imagining of bohemian jewelry (earring) from the future, when bowel movements will be ironic, cool, unnecessary.
This appears to be a toilet flapper. It is in fact painstakingly carved from Marshmallow Peeps, linked together with a chain of DVD shavings and solder, inserted with a 3D printed Polylactic Acid earpiece. In the future we must use the supplies at our disposal to decorate ourselves.
For a year, I lived and worked in Massaranduba, a Brazilian favela built on a garbage-filled mangrove swamp, to get 100 stable houses built and 100 unstable houses removed. The ~$80 million ongoing projects are a partnership between the World Bank, the Cities Alliance for Cities Without Slums, the Brazilian CONDER. I was sent at 17 through Global Citizen Year. Behavioral nudges played a big role in our work, and Marcial Reis taught me so much. Image from Annie Eastman. Learn more Here
How does a shape become dynamic? A static 2D image full of movement, erratic, a marker of a trauma done on canvas. Asking these questions along with a lovely group centered around the MIT Museum, these questions of vision science and visual experience folded into one. Thanks to Otto Piene for the inspiration.