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8 years, 2 months ago Comments Off on Music for Drones: Introduction
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(note: this post is written by Robin James and originally appeared on her blog: It’s Her Factory) Drones are trendy. These days, seems like everybody has some use for and/or opinion about them. They’re the subject of a lot of art and literature, too. What if, instead of making art  about drones, we make art […]

8 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on 3D printmaking
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now that studio.FAB‘s reached a pretty stable (?) point, I’ve decided to take a break from the development + engineering for a while and refocus back into art-making.  well…there’s actually plenty of technical stuff studio.FAB needs to do (CNC! plotter! cutter!) but a good portion of that development is on hold while I wait for […]

9 years, 12 months ago 2
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Over the past nine months I’ve been involved as a founding member of Hackerspace Charlotte; it’s involved a lot of logistical crazy and manual labor, but the hackerspace is established enough now that I’ve been using it as a larger lab area for my studio work.  I’ve been able to have access to more materials, […]

10 years, 8 months ago 1
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like I said in my previous post, I’ve been thinking about robotics as a production model for new ideas on cyborg prostheses, bodies, auto-mechanical instruments, etc.  I’ve also been thinking about robots theoretically, and how they may be conceptually in opposition to the cyborg. I first started to problematize robots back in November 2009 after […]

10 years, 8 months ago 1
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so I’ve been thinking recently about robots.not in the K-9+ R2-D2 sense, but more in the production and building as a way to add more sophisticated kinetics + reactivity to my queer cyborgian prostheses.  this is also an attempt to implement more music + sound into the pieces.  the sshhkk piece that I showed @ […]

10 years, 10 months ago Comments Off on studio test: sshhkk
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sshhkk v0.1 (studio test) from christian.ryan on Vimeo.this one was a bit of fun…  first new work in the new studio + I got to play with a bit of animatronics I rescued from some drugstore throwaway holiday tchochke.  unfortunately I melted through the logic board two days after shooting this test; it limited the […]

11 years, 3 months ago Comments Off on testing a leptaxis element (prototypes!)
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testing the breathing mechanism of a reactive installation object…not yet convinced.  I’d like to see it on a wearable prosthetic, so that’s in the pipeline, although I’m not sure if there’s time to include the finished result in the thesis show… leptaxis _breathable (prototype) from christian.ryan on Vimeo.programmed in Max + uses a Make Controller,  […]

12 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on dance+off
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__//posted new wrk today – dance+offoriginally I wanted to reconstruct “iconic” clips from cinema in which the main protagonist, denied of any other agency, used dance as a method to vent their frustrations and as protest to the oppositional institutions surrounding them. the original cinematic dance scenes needed to be solo + private – as […]

12 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on updated architectural animation
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I spent all day recutting the proposal for the architectural animation project. I had some new footage I wanted to add, plus added more text/description for the page.now to submit this project to more places. plz to enjoy:architectural animation __// project proposal from christian.ryan on Vimeo.

12 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on notes on Holzer
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Yesterday, r + I went to see the Jenny Holzer exhibit @ the MCA – and for the most part, I thought it a fairly successful showing. I don’t have time for a full-on review, but here’s my notes/impressions… _// for years I was sorta turned off by Holzer’s Truisms for one reason or another, […]