This is the first in a series of posts from the journalist Simon Tait. He will be musing on all things mechanical once a month. The family way How closely related are mechanical theatre and the latest generation of robots? Is the connection the art, the mechanics, the humour?
We are delighted to announce the launch of Paul Spooner’s Virtual Exhibition today. Paul Spooner was 60 earlier this year, and we are celebrating with this new exhibition of pieces he has made during the year. During your visit you will see videos, photos and drawings of the pieces. You can also eavesdrop on some […]
I was recently at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Amazing Machines Gallery has some of the best examples of basic mechanics that I have seen.
Over the past 10 years we have worked regularly with Mike Petrich and Karen Wilkinson from the Exploratorium, in San Francisco. Mike and Karen have enormous energy, and a unique capability for making things happen in their tinkering workshops. Some of our favourites have been the ‘Sound Automata’ workshops where participants build sound automata and […]
Springs Sprockets & Pulleys: The Mechanical Sculptures of Steve Gerberich, Waterloo Center, Iowa, USA until January 2009. We are great fans of Steve Gerberich and his work, so if you are in Iowa before the end of the year a visit to this exhibition is highly recommended. There is also a great program of workshops […]