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Art Mon Aug 22 2011

High Tech, Low Brow

How great would it be to have an idea, then walk out to the garage and tell your robot to make it?

Local Artists Taylor Hokanson and Chris Reilly have reached their Kickstarter goal for their low-cost CNC machine, which will do just that, but the fundraiser's still going until 11 tonight, so check it out if you're into art made by robots.

Hokanson and Reilly are the co-creators of the open-source DIYLILCNC project, with the mission of increasing the accessibility and educational potential of CAD/CAM tools and research. Hokanson and Reilly share a taste for the absurd artistic application of high technology in their respective practices (examples include a sledgehammer-operated keyboard and a wind-powered guillotine).

 
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Mark Nowotarski (patent agent) / August 22, 2011 6:46 PM

For those interested in doing their own kickstarter project, there is an entertaining and informative video at http://bit.ly/kikpat4. It's based on a talk I gave to the CT Inventor's Assocation.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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