The Art Of Motion Control

CURRENT PROJECTS (upcoming, ongoing, and stuff that's less than a year old):

Maker Faire, San Mateo, 2007-- absolutely amazing.

Sisyphus IV will travel to Belgium, for the "Robotix" exhibition at Pass- Parc d'aventures scientifiques, March 30 to April 22.

"Magnetic Visions" -- I returned Nov. 26, from London, where I set up Sisyphus IV for the opening of a six-week show at Kinetica (a new museum devoted to kinetic and technologic art). While there, I was able to make a side trip to visit artist Tim Hunkin. He has been a hero of mine ever since I saw his amazing series, "The Secret Life of Machines" on the Discovery Channel about ten years ago. I not only got a chance to visit his studio/shop (where the series was shot) but also to visit his latest passion: The Under the Pier Show, on Southwold Pier. Tim has brought together many of his old arcade machine creations, and built many new ones to create an experience like no other. Fantastic!

"Ribbon Dancers" -- large scale commission for the new Science Center of Iowa; November 17, 2006.

My new neighbor in Sebastopol, Ned Kahn, invited me to join him in a show at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sept. 21-Oct. 29. The show's title: "Particles in Motion." Ned's work has long been an inspiration to me.

"Pipedream III" -- high-resolution embolograph (bubble raster), capable of capturing faces. Installed at the Science Centre of Ontario, in Toronto. June, 2006.

I am tentatively scheduled to write a DIY article on Eggbot for MAKE magazine. Amazingly, O'Reilly Media, Inc. is located right in my new hometown-- Sebastopol!

I was invited to participate on a panel and speak about motion control, at the Public Art Network meeting, in Milwaukee, June 1,2.

"The Ridge" -- a Thanksgiving trip to the Bay Area in 2004 unexpectedly leads to finding a place in Sonoma County where we will build a new studio space and eventually call home.