But I’m going to try to catch up a bit before the cool things pile up and spill into my coffee cup. So here’s one:
Retropolis Transit Authority customer Tim Hammell sends me this link to some wonderful retro robots built out of found objects from thrift stores and, for all I know, time traveling midden heaps – they’re by Lipson Robotics, and I envy Tim because he’s the happy owner of one of them.
The sculptures are assembled completely with nuts and bolts, which seem so much more fitting than adhesives. It’s as though they’re who they are, through and through, and I like that about them. Come to think of it, I like that about anybody.
The robots are up to 30 inches tall, and weigh up to 20 pounds.
Lipson Robotics is the brainchild of an animation director and producer with years of experience on stuff you’ve probably seen. But I prefer to think that his true calling is scavenging for robot parts, and putting them together. It’s destiny.
[tags]robot, robotics, lipson robotics, art, sculpture, assemblage, found objects[/tags]