1. Automata Bus


    from Kenton Jakub / Added

    Automata creator Blair Somerville has a fascinating bus gallery/workshop in Papatowai, NZ. He has the touch. Music: Quixote Daydreams of Dulcinea by Ergo Phizmiz

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    • Automata Machines


      from Tracy Rudzitis / Added

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      7th graders create Automata machines for their first day back to school in September.

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      • Doppio Espresso Dance


        from aaron kramer artist / Added

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        Here is a video of a new piece I made for the Kinetica Art Fair. I had always wanted to make a piece that contained a pinwheel gear made from wood and metal. These gears are the kind you would find on an old windmill. They seem pretty simple but are tough to get right. Starting with the tin can base and half an idea I first needed to make a set of working gears. I used Adobe Illustrator to generate my own templates. Transferred them to wood disks that I cut with a hole saw. I made the mechanism first and then settled on a narrative. Near the end of my process it was almost an afterthought to use the used coffee filter as the dress for her. There is an instructional aspect to this video for other makers who may want to attempt something like this.

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        • 3 Tornadoes


          from Smith Original / Added

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          A recent kinetic sculpture

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          • Tim Lewis: Artist Automatist


            from aaron kramer artist / Added

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            This last weekend I had the pleasure of exhibiting in the 2014 Kinetica Art Fair. Most importantly I shared the venue with some other artists and makers who I really admire and respect. Tim Lewis is a sculptor that makes amazing machines. Some are electronic and others are quite mechanical. All of them are amazing. I did a brief interview with him early on in the fair. Meet Tim Lewis: Automatist.

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            • Automaton swan - first attempt


              from Jacob / Added

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              My first attempt to create an automaton device. I got a lot of inspiration from the BBC documentary "Mechanical Marvels Clockwork Dreams".

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              • Runamuck Studio Automata


                from Dennis Haynes / Added

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                This item is for sale at www.runamuckstudio.biz. Copyright Dennis Haynes 2014

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                • Cellular Automata


                  from eegb / Added

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                  This simulation is a combination of John Conways Game of Life and Craig Reynolds Boids Flocking behavior. I wanted to combine ideas from these two complex adaptive systems to see what behaviors and forms emerged from a more fluid cellular automation. The Program is built with Processing and would not of been possible without Daniel Shiffmans book The Nature Of Code. Each dot is has three rules to follow ‘separation’, ‘cohesion’ and ‘cell growth’. Each rule is an action that happens in reaction to the cells surroundings. Separation and Cohesion are movement rules and will output a vector to move. Cell growth controls the evolution, life and death of the cells. All of the rules use the surrounding cells to calculate what action to perform next. The colour depicts the changing parameters of the cohesion rule. Each time a dot splits it will 'mutate' and change its behaviour. I was interested to see how different behaviors interacted with each other. Music: Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm, Stare, a2 purchase it here http://www.erasedtapes.com/store/index/ERATP042

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                  • Automaton


                    from david quakenbush / Added

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                    All he wanted was someone to love. All she wanted was to escape the endless city. And the robot? She was programmed to make him happy. No matter what. Note: laptop/phone speakers won't reproduce all of the audio. Nice speakers or headphones recommended.

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                    • Conway's Game of Life, in Photoshop


                      from Kelly Egan / Added

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