LA Weekly Blog / Crash Space in Culver City

by Wendy on August 31, 2011

Many thanks to LA Weekly’s Paul Bradley for mentioning our new art in his article, “The Hacker Artistry of Breaking Shit and Rebuilding it Better.”




Water Girl

by Wendy on August 30, 2011

Next project in the works.


Ascending Man

by marky on June 01, 2011

flip book 2

(or was it number 3)
Building a flip book requires a lot of experimentation.
This is a 36 frame ditty that makes us smile… I made the flip book mechanism, but it’s waiting for the right frame.

Field Trip to the Surplus Store

by marky on May 18, 2011

Today I foraged for stock at the local aerospace surplus store and a thrift shop.

Three Birds (WIP)

by marky on March 21, 2011

Here’s the first working model for a series of mechanized flip books.
Chickadees on a branch. Flitting here and there with a flutter of cards. Running in small flurries or sporadically – perhaps activated by a motion sensor. A fair bit of work is going into each piece – from shooting and working the imagery to building the mechanism to building the framework for the piece… to programming the electronics. I think we’ll update the flip-art a bit.
It’s all falling into place and Wen & I are much less worried about all the parts we’ve been collecting (noticeably accumulating in our NY studio) for the past four weeks!

Soundbender Circuit

by marky on April 11, 2010

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Foot Twitching Robot 3.03.10

by marky on April 07, 2010


by marky on January 26, 2010

weird seascape – stain and paint, sheet-a wood


by marky on October 26, 2009

This is a sketch of the urchinBot’s touch-sensing skeleton. No time to explain…


Sensing Skin for UrchinBot


by marky on May 07, 2009