Archive for the ‘Art’ Category.

Rubens’ Tube Commission

Over the last few weeks I’ve been building a Rubens’ Tube with Michael Kearney. Mark Rosin of Guerilla Science asked us to build a prototype of a piece that would travel to rock concerts and the like, blinding people with science. It’s an excellent plan.

Just a few minutes after the birth of the tube.

Practicing before the performance.

The view from Isabelle Engler, the pianist’s chair.



Last week we presented the Rubens’ Tube at MSRI, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. It went really well.

I’ll try to show you some good video soon.




Come To An Art Opening With My Work

I’ve been working with Desiree Holman over the last year, building electronic kinetic artwork for her upcoming event.

Join me at this free event, May 10th 6-8pm (5-6pm preview for members) at the di Rosa in Napa!

(yes, the image below is a bit intense. It’s supposed to be, it’s art!)

(Facebook invitation)
At the di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa, California 94559

In this new body of work, artist Desirée Holman explores the overlap of technology, sci-fi pop culture, and New Age mysticism. Through an immersive, multimedia installation, Holman unpacks the iconography associated with these realms—including aliens, auras, and time travelers—to examine the space where fantasy can reveal truth. The exhibition emerges from Holman’s long-standing interest in the communal uses of technology for creative, spiritual, and social fulfillment. Oscillating between terrestrial and extraterrestrial, and new and old ages, Sophont in Action speaks largely to our culturally developed conceptions of “otherness” and the shaping of identity within an evolving world.
FREE. (Members’ Preview: 5-6 PM.)

View the exhibition brochure: (local archive)

Need a ride or interested in carpooling? Contact Lee or Join the Facebook event and post a message here to connect with people in your area who need a lift or are able to provide one.

Desirée Holman: Sophont in Action is on view in di Rosa’s Gatehouse Gallery May 10-July 20, 2014. Visit for more information.

507 Animated Mechanical Movements

Cover your eyes, this is kinetic porn!


Fire In A Bottle




With sound


Psionics 13

I did the kinetic EL wire elements in another of Desiree’s pieces, a communications helm titled Psionics 13. Here it is installed in Santa Barbara :-)

Psionics 13 10 seconds of video.

It is installed at the Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara through the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.


Psionics and Time Travel Experiments: Closeup

Psionics and Time Travel Experiments: Closeup, via Desiree Holman