October 27, 2008

Robot Couple Takes Electronic Vows

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We find it truly amazing when we find such talented artists as Etsy's buildersstudio. Most of the Robot Bride and Groom is made of wood, with only a few metal gears. They stand about 3 1/2" high on a 5" long base. They would make a fine cake topper or wedding gift for about $95.00. Check out their other creations, all of which can be customized.

Via Etsy

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October 16, 2008

Nakagawa Wooden Robots

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Takeji Nakagawa takes Keyaki, teak, walnut, and white ash wood to create these handcrafted robots. His take on it is, "I don't really have an exact answer but I often relate my robots with the future. What we really want is a future full of trees and something more natural. I don't think humans can live without trees no matter what advances technology makes."

We dig that he prefers potential buyers actually view the pieces before purchase. Prices for the unique toys range from $50.00 for small ones up to $6,000.00 for the largest pieces.

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October 13, 2008

Eric Joyner Presents Robots & Donuts

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Eric Joyner certainly has a passion for both robots and Krispy Kremes. His book, Robots & Donuts is a 176, full-color page collection of his art work. Each page is 9 x 12" and the entire book is certainly a great gift or addition to anyone's coffee table. Joyner's art is frequently on display and if you happen to be in NY Nov. 15, you can catch a solo show at the McCaig Welles & Rosenthal gallery in Brooklyn. Contact him if you are interested in either his book or his Limited Edition Prints. We would love to invest in this Final Blow Premium Edition that goes for $350.00.

Via Eric Joyner

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October 6, 2008

RoboVox, Say "Klaatu Barada Nikto"

Artist Martin Bricelj created RoboVox, your first step in assisting robot domination. Simply text a message from your cellie to the 8 meter tall dude and he will read it aloud. Bricelj claims his creation is "an interactive public monument, with the purpose of serving as [the] people's voice."

Check out his site for appearance locations. We're thinking of texting "Klaatu barada nikto." We think that Gort and Patricia Neal would be proud.

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October 2, 2008

Tiger Shiva, Art and Transportation

Somebody should alert Sigfried and Roy. This mechanical Tiger Shiva has been around for a while, but is new to us, so we had to share. Created by artist Kezanti in Brugge, Belgium, you can see more shots and video on the artist's site.

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September 10, 2008

Jeremy Mayer's Typemonstriters

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Jeremy Mayer, from Tahoe City, CA, was so fascinated with typewriters that he used them to create artsy cats, crickets, skeletons, and Typemonstriters. He used parts that he acquired from eBay, flea markets, and second-hand stores. Each sculpture takes about 40 typewriters and up to 1,000 hours to create. We were thinking that it wouldn't take too much incentive to turn them into bots. What do you think, Jeremy?

Via Jeremy Mayer

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September 8, 2008

Toby Atticus Franley's Robot Series are Illuminating

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Pennsylvanian artist Toby Atticus Fraley creates original, one-of-a-kind artwork from reclaimed "Junke," as he calls his materials. Each light-up sculpture is based on a unique theme such as the Rocketship Robot that pays tribute to the movie "Dr. Strangelove." The piece is 28 x 28 x 19" with a six foot cord and was built out of recycled aluminum, steel, and wood. Sizes in general range from 28 to 58" and 4 of them can be had for $1,800.00 to $1,900.00 apiece at Uncommon Goods. To see his entire collection, visit Toby's website. And drop him a line if you would like him to create one especially for you.

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September 5, 2008

Daniel Deutsch - Robotic Artist

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Daniel Deutsch doesn't just build ordinary robots. Not only did he create an R2-D2 and a Stars Wars Landspeeder, he produced Drip, the Fire Hydrant bot, Tom Morrow 2.0, and what has to be the coolest tribute we have seen to the ATHF, Frybot. Then again, maybe his version came first. Head to his site for the rest of his collection.

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September 1, 2008

Kevin Kelly and Son Create Styrobot

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Kevin Kelly was so inspired by Michael Salter, an artist who created 2 Styrofoam robots, that he decided to make one himself. You are looking at the 20 lb. result that took him and his son over 5 years to construct. Built in 5 parts for easy disassembly (a torso and 4 limbs,) they used a foam cutter and about 4 tubes of Lexel silicon to glue the pieces together. We think everybody should build her/his own as a kind of protest of the material, since it is on our top ten list of things that don't recycle.

Via Kevin Kelly

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August 26, 2008

It Don't Gitmo Better!

Wander down to Coney Island and you may see a Grindhouse booth dubbed The Waterboard Thrill Ride, created by artist Steve Powers of the Creative Time Public Art Forum. For a mere dollar, you can check out his take on the torture at Guantanamo Bay with automatons as participants. The exhibit will be in Coney Island until Sept. 15, then it will move to the Park Avenue Armory as part of Creative Time's Democracy in America exhibit. Pretty powerful stuff.

(Note: Those who are sensitive to harsh language might want to mute the audio.)

Via Network World

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