The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology
Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich
This book is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that’s part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work, then do some tinkering yourself!
Some of the most creative artists from today’s maker scene discuss their process, workspaces and more in this inspiring guide to tinkering.
This collection of exhibits, artwork, and projects explores a whole new way to learn, in which people expand their knowledge through making and doing, working with readily available materials, getting their hands dirty, collaborating with others, and problem-solving in the most fun sense of the word.
Each artist featured in The Art of Tinkering shares their process and the backstory behind their work. Whether it’s dicussing their favorite tools (who knew toenail clippers could be so handy?) or offering a glimpse of their workspaces (you’d be amazed how many electronics tools you can pack into a pantry!), the stories, lessons, and tips in The Art of Tinkering offer a fascinating portrait of today’s maker scene.
Artists include: Scott Weaver, Arthur Ganson, Paul Spooner, Moxie, Tim Hunkin, AnnMarie Thomas, Ranjit Bhatnajar and Jie Qi.
Hardcover, 224 pages