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Useful or Artful?

The AxiDraw from a recent quickies brought up a question that has been rolling around in my engineer/artist brain for a while. It is a stellar example in a long line of projects that are beautiful, mesmerizing to watch, and yet I would never buy.  See this egg bot, dry …

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Ghostbusters – Unapologetically Dorky

The new Ghostbusters movie had fountains of digital ink spilled through violent debate of its worth before the first teaser had been released. I have chosen to wait until after seeing the film to make any formal comment. In short, I quite liked it. I would even venture to say that it …

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Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity. Composer: Gustav Holst; Music: Chicago Sinfonietta/L Donner; Video: JF Salgado (Adler Planetarium, Vectors & Pixels Unlimited). Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL.
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KV 265’s Cosmic Convergence of Science and Culture

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a dazzling night of music and astronomy films by Jose Francisco Salgado in collaboration with the Chicago Sinfonietta. I had seen clips of his memeworthy films from time to time on social media. It is impossible for Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy and other …

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Armouring for Cosplay 10 – Connecting to Clothing

This week we finish making our pauldron and attach it to some clothing.

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Microbiome Project: Surgery

Shortly after I’d written my last post (let’s not reflect on how long ago that was), I got tapped for a freelance project with Argonne National Laboratories. They have a YouTube series with Dr. Jack Gilbert called The Microbiome Project, and were looking to have a medical animation of what …

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Armouring for Cosplay 9 – Strap it Up

This week we’re connecting the metal bits together using a flexible leather hinge system. As always, the first video is abbreviated and the second is full length.

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Armouring for Cosplay 8 – Punching Holes

This week, we punch some holes in some sheet metal. Seriously. That’s what we’re doing. It’s more interesting than it sounds.  

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