Posts Tagged ‘Robots’

Ship me back home from a secret location

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Markku_Lahdesmaki-Robot_Series. Click for a larger version.

In general I prefer not to bother readers of this blog with personal entries: the artwork I post is far more interesting than anything happening in my life, and twitter is a much better place to find out what people had for lunch. That said, I’ve been absent from the blog so often that an explanation (or at least some BS excuse) seems in order. Also, I’ve gotten some emails wondering if my obsession for dangerous fish finally took me down.

That is, however, not the case. I’m fine-ish. I’ve just been slaving away in my not-so-dank arbitrage cave, obsessing about numbers and algorithms until my head cries our for sweet liquid relief, coffee or beer or what can you bring me? I tend towards the lazy, simple life, so I build these extrodinarily complicated tools to save me from thinking and effort. Problem is, creating those tools isn’t so simple. The savings from my labor saving devices are supposed to pan out in the long run, but everyone knows what happens in the long run.

At any rate I feel ready to emerge from my coding-cave and step back in the world of color and image. Hopefully my devices are now are ready to be left to their own devices, we shall see.

Shown above: a photo from the Robot Series by photographer Markku Lahdesmaki.

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Eric_Joyner-What_We_Ought_Not_We_Do

I think that for all of us, of a certain age, the world of robots is both fun and a little scary. They are toys, factory workers, drones, and self-conscious science fiction icons hell-bent on eliminating us before we unplug them. Eric Joyner brings the world of old-time sci-fi robots to life with his collection Robots & Donuts. Above is What We Ought Not, We Do, a classic boxing knock-out scene re-envisioned with kid’s robots.