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Friday, April 21 • 3:55pm - 4:15pm
Creating and Spreading Art With IoT LIMITED

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Six months ago we launched a Kickstarter with hopes of reaching into people's hearts, minds, and homes. The campaign for our kinetic art table, called “Sisyphus,” finished 30 days later having raised $1.9M. On one level, Sisyphus can be seen as kinetic sculpture. On another, it can be viewed as a media player whose “tracks” are not songs, but paths in sand. And yet another – as a connected device for the home, with both sensors and actuators. I will give an overview of the project – from its history as a large-scale museum piece, to the vital importance of a local makerspace in prototyping the home versions, to our current race toward full-scale production and shipping of 1500 tables, and finally to the development of our nascent web and mobile control app, with the goal of creating an online community of artists composing and sharing new content for Sisyphus to play.

Speakers
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Bruce Shapiro

Artist, CEO, Sisyphus Industries LLC
Left his internal medicine practice 25 years ago to devote himself to exploring motion control technology in art and education. He started teaching DIY CNC and robotics in science centers over 15 years ago, and has permanently installed large-scale, robotic sculptures in museums across the globe. Recently, he Kickstarted “Sisyphus - the Kinetic Art Table” (October, 2016), a connected device that plays "tracks" (paths in sand) organized in playlists. It remains the most funded campaign in Kickstarter's “Art” category to date... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Artist, CEO, Sisyphus Industries LLC
Left his internal medicine practice 25 years ago to devote himself to exploring motion control technology in art and education. He started teaching DIY CNC and robotics in science centers over 15 years ago, and has permanently installed large-scale, robotic sculptures in museums across the globe. Recently, he Kickstarted “Sisyphus - the Kinetic Art Table” (October, 2016), a connected device that plays "tracks" (paths in sand) organized in playlists. It remains the most funded campaign in Kickstarter's “Art” category to date... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1