Matthew Borgatti talks to See-ming Lee about his concept, idea and inspiration behind his Spaceman Lamp project.
Filmed during the Eyebeam Open Studios Fall 2009, a biennial event in New York City that showcases artists who work with both art and technology.
Matthew Borgatti was born with a painfully overactive imagination, grew up a perfectionist and will probably die on a runaway carnival ride. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design and took summers off to build movie monsters in Burbank beginning with Snakes on a Plane and working his way through Aliens VS Predator II: Requiem.
After graduating with his degree in Industrial design he moved out to California to make his fortune. Although this didn't exactly work out he spent his time there interning at Instructables, building boats for Makani Power, publishing a book called Show Me How, running industrial robots for a show called Prototype This! and helping everyone from independent inventors developing their first product to artists working on giant sculptures for Burning Man through Instinct Engineering.
He once wore a tshirt so witty that people thought he was both sarcastic and sincere at the same time. The paradox stretched the fabric of spacetime so thin that he was able to high five himself. He's currently working at Eyebeam, developing prototypes for and directing the filming of Diana Eng's project Fairytale Fashion.
SML 720p HD Simulcast
Still photography by Matthew Borgatti
Still photography by SML Photography
Videography + video production by SML Universe
+ Produced in Sony Vegas Pro
Original soundtrack by SML Music
+ Composed, mixed and mastered in Ableton Live
+ Still photography by Matthew Borgatti: Copyright Matthew Borgatti. All rights reserved.
+ Still photography by SML Photography: CC-BY-SA 2009 See-ming Lee / SML Universe
+ Video: CC-BY-NC-ND 2009 See-ming Lee / SML Universe
+ Soundtrack: CC-BY-SA 2009 See-ming Lee / SML Universe