Category Archives: ART

artist in focus: Graphic & Sculpture Artist Jason Freeny

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(image credit: Jason Freeny/Moist Production) Cutaway 7″ Anatomical Mickey Mouse (Modified Vinyl Action Figure)

you must be wondering why would a tech-related blog dwells on art-matter? if you haven’t already notice, this is a fusion blog from the very beginning. it has a wide variety of focuses like most of us do in real life. some of us live and breathe tech for a living but on the other side of our life we have keen interests in lifestyle such as art appreciation or fashions. in our second installment of ‘artist in focus’, we put our focus on a very talented individual by the name of Jason Freeny. Freeny is an industrial designer by education, an interfaced designer by day and an artist by night. Continue reading artist in focus: Graphic & Sculpture Artist Jason Freeny

Star Wars characters given a new age steampunk treatment

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(image credit: Bjorn Hurri)

we love all things arty and futuristic, and these Steampunk-inspired Star Wars characters by professional game and fantasy art illustrator Bjorn Hurri, definitely had us drooling with mysterious goo… well not really goo but the drooling is almost certain. strangely, the illustrations remind me of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures, 2004) and the brassy colored tone exudes a sense of old-world futuristic perspectives. what can i say? i’m totally captivated by Bjorn’s Steampunk Princess Leia, but i can’t say the same for the mustached Han Solo. Continue reading Star Wars characters given a new age steampunk treatment

artist in focus: Sculpture Artist Christopher Conte

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(image credit: Dennis Blachut/Chris Conte) ‘Scarlett’ (2011) Cast bronze with stainless steel, 925 Silver, and Garnet.

Norway-born, New Yorker Christopher Conte is a self-taught biomechanical sculpture artist who creates beautiful sculptures based around future technologies, more specifically cybernetic organisms which Chris coined as Cybermechanical sculpture. having a degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Chris was a Certified Prosthetist for 16 years before going full-time as an artist in mid 2008. Chris often uses modern exotic materials ranging from bronze to carbon fiber combining with ancient techniques of construction for his one-of-the-kind art pieces. Continue reading artist in focus: Sculpture Artist Christopher Conte

fancy a robot to knot up your tie? Why Knot? does just that

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(credit: screenshot by mike)

i hate tying ties as much as i hate clipping my nails. often, i wish somebody would invent something to tackle these simple yet frustrating chores. thank goodness for people like Seth Goldstein, who must have shared the same perspective as myself, designed and built a machine that solve this seemingly minute issue. the machine, aptly named ‘Why Knot?’, looks more complicated than it is to knot up a tie but it certainly works beautifully. hmmm, did i see a bicycle sprocket, chain and pedal there? very intriguing and applaudable project. Continue reading fancy a robot to knot up your tie? Why Knot? does just that

designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs

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(image credit: Charis Tsevis)

while Steve Jobs is again away for medical reasons, designer Charis Tsevis has built an perfect illustration of this legendary CEO of the Cupertino company, fusing him with the many iProducts that Jobs was credited to have a hand in – ranging from the revolutionary iPod and iPhone to the less than successful eMac (remember how the market like to put an ‘e’ in front of every tech product? yeah, this was one of them – from Apple). Continue reading designer turns iProducts into a collage of Steve Jobs

the art of destroying many Apples – not the fruit, though

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(image credit: Michael Tompert and Paul Fairchild)

Apple products are beautiful and functional, and it turns so even they were being thrashed unforgivably. surprise? when an iOS device was being shot at, blow-torched, sledge-hammered or ran over by train, it became a piece of art. it may sound ‘sadistic’ to Apple fans but this was exactly what artist Michael Tompert of San Francisco did. Continue reading the art of destroying many Apples – not the fruit, though

the Quadrotapult displays insane precision kinetic works [videos]

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(credit: screenshot by mike from YouTube video)

self-taught multi-discipline artist, Bradley N. Litwin has crafted many mechanical arts and has received several honors for his amazing creations. it’s a work of art that requires a superbly good mechanical mind. don’t believe? just check out the precision the Quadrotapult has. it’s insanely precise and hypnotizing at the same time. i just couldn’t take my eyes off the video. Continue reading the Quadrotapult displays insane precision kinetic works [videos]

want some Kinetic Art of your own? Space Warp 10000 does that

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(image credit: Japan Gadgets Shop) Space Warp 10000 | US$155.00 | www.japangadgetshop.com

if you are impressed with the kinetic art by Chris Burden’s Metropolis II and inspired to do the same but don’t know where to begin with, then check out the Space Warp 10000 from the Japanese toy maker, Bandai. well, maybe Space Warp don’t have 1200 die-cast cars and is puny compared to Chris’s art piece but it’s a start, right? based on the original toy in the 80s, the Space Warp 10000 uses kinetic energy to get the marbles going down a roller coaster ride. yes, it’s marbles not cars. Continue reading want some Kinetic Art of your own? Space Warp 10000 does that

city of tracks for 1200 Hot Wheels: Chris Burden’s Metropolis

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(screenshots by mike from Chris Burden Metropolis 2 video)

Hot Wheels toy has come a long way. i used to collect them, specifically the Volkswagen Mini Buses and Drag Buses, and some Red Line series items. naturally, i sprung up straight on my chair and get all excited when i came across this fully-automated tracks that has 1,200 of this tiny die-casts whizzing around in roller coaster ride – over and over again. Continue reading city of tracks for 1200 Hot Wheels: Chris Burden’s Metropolis