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Just got back from Berkeley


Whew, I just dropped off the Speedo Mandala Clock at the Play Berkeley Digital Media Conference. there was a little debacle over the display case, and I ended up buying an acrylic one at Tap Plastics at the last minute.  

What a beautiful campus! I've never really explored UC Berkeley before, and it looks lovely.

Speedo Mandala Clock to be shown at Play Conference

Woohoo, my Speedo Mandala Clock was chosen to be shown at the Play Berkeley Digital Media Conference this weekend! The conference is at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. It will feature Wired's editor-in-chief, Pixar Animation Studios, and more.

Speedo Clock

Last year, I designed this clock, cut out of acrylic with the laser cutter. It's comprised of shapes created by layering an image of a guy wearing a Speedo, and creates kind of an abstract, baroque form. I was really excited about the way it came together, and was looking forward to further experiments with patterns created from body shapes, and the way the clear acrylic interacts with light.

Unfortunately, the fumes from cutting plastic made me really sick, and I was out of commission for quite a while. This was a real disappointment, as I had lots of other acrylic projects in the hopper.

Recently, I changed direction with some new ideas, and started cutting some paperboard for another project. Unfortunately, the fumes from other people's projects (others cut plastics in the same facility) made me a little sick when I went in. I'm not really sure what to do next, as I work pretty iteratively, so mail order laser stuff seems like it wouldn't work as well for my projects.