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The Beauty And The Horror Show Of Collecting Damaged Leaves in Ken’s Labyrinth

Damaged Leaf Dataset Update

RoboLeaf at Haystack Labs 2022

(This page is under construction). PROJECT DESCRIPTION: RoboLeaf imagines a tree that can protect itself from invasive insects like the spongy moth caterpillar. Fabricated from a thick paper, the leaf’s origami folds are scored on a laser cutter. The leaf opening and closing is automated through the use of a fiber that silently contracts when heated […]

Making (And Giving Away) Tiny Prints of the Athena Dataset

Below are notes on how the Athena Dataset was pictured using a mini 3D printed printing press. Invoices for materials are shared for those interested in working with the press. Making mini prints with this 3d-printed printing press from Open Press. Printed in ABS. Tools used to make these original monotypes include a 3d printer, […]

So Small And So Hungry…

So small and hungry! #spongymoth caterpillars make their way into the trees. Tiny caterpillars, leaves, and bites…the beginning of the 2022 Damaged Leaf Dataset (and all that is good, bad, creative, & ruinous in that).

The Art in Artificial Interview Series!

At last! Click on the title below to access the first season of the Art in Artificial.

Installation Shots From Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories

For the gallery of images follow this link. There are so many people to thank for the great success of the first showing of Liquid Architectures. I’ll highlight the program here but also want to thank University Communications and particularly Bailey Beltramo, Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist, and Josh Defibaugh for exhibition documentation.

Stepping out of the incubator

My public creative life began with a heavy focus on music and performance. I’m a chronic experimenter who thinks in cycles and systems and finds little satisfaction in finished objects. So, I’m not always comfortable calling myself an artist. My artworks are transient, and my preference is to share work outside of the traditional gallery […]

Speculative Futures

Imaginative students + Innovative pedagogy = A great way to wrap up 2021! Next week students my art, design & technology classes at the University of Vermont will present Speculative Design projects, imagining speculative futures and speculative pasts. We looked to the text Speculative Everything by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby for speculative futures. Earlier in the […]