Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Automatic Miniature Plastic Factory

Recently, I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. It is a fantastic place with loads to see and do (including Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House). However, I found myself constantly being drawn back to the 'Mold-A-Rama' vending machines throughout the museum. Basically, these are coin-operated injection presses that for $2.00 will pop out a little plastic car, train or historical figure (e.g. a bust of Abraham Lincoln). They certainly got me thinking...

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I am exploring a hybrid form of art and design practice through the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools. I am interested in experimental objects and spaces that are dynamic and responsive and seek to challenge perceptions, expectations and established behavior.

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