British Library Until November 10th 2008. Would-be inventors will be inspired by Maurice Collins collection of eccentric contraptions, over 50 of which are currently on display at the British Library in London. The exhibits include this early food processor, a mechanical page turner, a clockwork burglar alarm and even an early version of a sat-nav […]
It’s hard to believe but we have finally redesigned our website after almost 10 years!
The Automatist’s Workshop. Paul Spooner’s musings from his work bench will be a new feature on our website. Click thumbnail to enlarge.
We are continually amazed by the diversity of our readers, and it was exciting to find out that Dr John Bonnell at Space Sciences Lab, (UC Berkeley CA) has been inspiring his team with our best selling publication, Cabaret Mechanical Movement.
In celebration of Paul Spooner’s 60th Birthday this month we are preparing for a new virtual exhibition of his work which will be online from 20th November 2008. We will also be publishing a celebratory book to coincide with the exhibition.
Our first ever exhibition in Australia will open on Saturday 15th March at the Western Australia Museum in Perth. Mechanics Alive!! is being shown as part of the UNIMA 2008 World Puppetry Festival to be held in Perth 2nd to 12th April – so plenty of reasons (apart from fantastic weather) to make a trip […]
Our Mechanics Alive!! exhibition is making a brief appearance (for two school weeks) at Oakham School Smallbone Library Foyer, in Rutland, Leceistershire, before heading off on tour to Australia for a year.
Opening on Saturday 23rd February at the spectacular phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany, this exhibition promises to be one of the best kinetic sculpture exhibitions in recent years.
We enjoyed the visit to Maker Faire last weekend, and were thrilled to pick up an Editor’s Choice award for our Designing Automata Kit. Richard Garriott, Austin resident, CMT patron (also, games designer and soon to be astronaut!) pictured here with Sarah Alexander came along too, and shared some of his great pieces with the […]
A fantastic new children’s book by Brian Selznick is launched in the UK this week. Set in Paris, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is an enthralling 526-page book in which the story of a 12 year old boy is told in both words and pictures. His adventures centre around the discovery of an old automaton, […]