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Gary Goddard - The Paradox of Engineering ArtGary Goddard has taught both a class on electronics for artists and a mechanical kinetic sculpture class for The Crucible and UC Extension for the last four years. The majority of his students are either artists seeking engineering and technical knowledge in order to realize their projects or engineers lookng to expand their creative horizons. He will speak about the inherent contradictions in teaching artists engineering and engineers art, and propose some methods to overcome these problems.
Bruce Cannon - Trends in Electronic, Robotic, Interactive and Kinetic Art and the Crucible's Emerging Curriculum
Bruce Cannon is a Bay Area artist who makes interactive, time-based and robotic sculpture. He will bring some of his works to play with, field technical questions about them and discuss the Crucible's growing electronics and robotics curriculum.
Christopher Palmer - Recent Works, Automata and Other StuffChristopher Palmer (CTP) is a kinetic sculptor, kinetics and electronics faculty member at The Crucible, engineer for other artists' work and publisher of KineticWorld.com. For the past several years he has spent a majority of his creative time working on other peoples' art, teaching them how to go about realizing their creative visions. He will discuss his own kinetic, electronic, and electromechanic work as well as the projects of some of his current clients, while exploring the recent renewed local interest in automata.
Jeremey Lutes - Self-organization and Emergent Behavior in Distributed Systems or If Mother Nature Does It, It Must Be GoodWhat do self-organizing systems, flashing lights, emergent behavior, dancing girls and embedded systems have in common? Jeremy Lutes, creator of the Lily Pond (Burning Man 2002), will try to weave all these subjects together when he talks about art, technology, and things that go blink in the night.
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