Car part art

November 29, 2009 · Posted in Personal · Comment 

I love devices and much of my Zen time is spend in my home machinist workshop fabricating tools so I can make more tools. No wonder I have a weakness for mechanical recycle art such as these beautiful ‘scrapped auto part’ sculptures made by Australian sculptor John Corbett. His work is currently on exhibition at the John Davies Gallery in Britain.

Singularity and the art of mobile evolution

November 11, 2009 · Posted in Featured, Personal · 3 Comments 

UK based designer Kyle Bean’s Russian Babushka doll style design of the evolution of the mobile phone is not only original, it’s also very telling. He beautifully objectified a piece of recent technological history. His ‘Mobile Evolution’ could be an illustration straight out of futurist Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 bestseller, “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology”.

Biology merged with machine

Biology merged with machine

In the book Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process, the singularity, a moment in the future when humans and machines merge and become one. Kurzweil believes this will happen rather sooner then later because exponential growth in scientific and technological developments drives us toward the singularity at an almost unimaginable high pace. Read more