Tobias Wong

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“Killer Ring” By Tobias Wong, Photo Courtesy the New York Times I was saddened to hear of the passing of Tobias Wong. Tobias was a young artist / designer living in New York City. Tobias blurred the lines between Art and Design and made us more aware of the american consumer culture. http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/06/27/style/20100627WONG.html http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/fashion/27Wong.html

Magic Wave by Artist Reuben Margolin

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“The “Magic Wave” at the Swiss Science Center Technorama is one of the most complex kinetic sculptures in the world and the masterpiece of the artist Reuben Margolin from California. A net of 450 aluminium bars is transformed into a dynamic wave landscape powered by a marvellous mechanical mechanism that turns 4 circular movements into 4 sine waves of different …

Artists, Science and Museums on LinkedIn

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I have started a group on LinkedIn called “Artists, Science and Museums”. Click to join LinkedIn Link: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2869188 A networking group for artists, designers and museum professionals working in the field of Science Centers and Children’s Museums to share ideas about incorporating sculpture into science exhibitions.

The Charles and Ray Eames Solar Do-Nothing Machine, 1957

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The Eames “Do-Nothing Machine” is one of my favorite sculptures. Ray and Charles Eames on Wikapedia Exhibition design of Ray and Charles Eames Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India (1955) Glimpses of the USA (seven screens for the American exhibition in Moscow, Sokoolniki Park) (1959) Mathematica (for IBM) (1961) IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair Nehru: The …

Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

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Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. …

Museum Definition

Mark WalhimerArt, Exhibition Costs, Interactive Exhibit Philosophy, Kinetic Sculpture, Museum Planning, Project Management, Types of Museums 1 Comment

From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”, as defined by the International Council …

Hey, Drill This! Park Avenue Armory Goes Sci-Fi

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Librado Romero/The New York Times An installation by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto comes to life in the vast drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. It opens on Thursday and runs through June 14. More Photos > Article by: Randy Kennedy New York Times, May 13, 2009 The Park Avenue Armory was built as the epitome of Manhattan masculinity, …