The Artificial Artist

The Artificial Artist is the brainchild of Matthew Brand, former professor at the MIT Media Lab. It is a piece of software that creates Calderesque mobiles from images of animals and faces. The idea was to create a full workstation to be installed at museums where visitors could scan in a picture of their pet or their face, interactively create a mobile with the computer, and then have the mobile laser-cut out of steel. The visitor would then be able to take his/her creation home.

I worked on the project for two years.

My Contributions

The Artificial Artist project was selected to exhibit at the ACM 50th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition in San Jose, California. Matt and I were flown out to California, where we installed and manned our exhibit. My interactive mobile simulations and short movie were run continuously, and thousands of visitors played with my demos.