Pecha Kucha Tokyo vol 138

Back in July I was fortunate enough to present my 3D printed artists books for Pecha Kucha vol 138 at the famous Superdeluxe event space in Roppongi, Tokyo.

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Twenty Something Sullivan at Maker Faire Tokyo

Maker Faire Tokyo

I’m really happy to announce that i’ll be presenting Twenty Something Sullivan, Folium and Orihon at Maker Faire Tokyo August 6th and 7th at the Big Sight Expo…

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Aperture installed at the Evanston Art Center Biennial 2016

Evanston Art Center Biennial: Aperture

JULY 15 – AUGUST 28, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION: FRI. JULY 15, 6-8PM The Evanston Art Center Biennial is one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious juried exhibitions,…

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Orihon, 3D Printed book by Tom Burtonwood

Northern Arizona University: MIND 2 MACHINE 2 MATERIAL

Exhibition Dates: April 19 – June 10, 2016 Opening Reception: April 21, 2016 5:00 – 7:00PM   Artists’ Presentation: April 22, 2016 4:00 – 5:00PM Liberal Arts, Building…

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Visiting Artist Talk at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Just a reminder, Tom Buttonwood will be lecturing Monday, February 22, 2016Public Lecture: 6:00 pmGuyon… Posted by Southern Illinois University Visiting Artist Program on Monday, February 15, 2016 Public…

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“Transmissions” at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Transmissions Cedar Hurst Center for Arts February 20th – May 1st 2016   “Transmissions” is an exhibition of work by Chicago based artist and educator Tom Burtonwood….

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The Creators Project: Test Patterns

Anya Tchoupakov wrote up a short review of Test Patterns which just opened at Flux Factory for The Creators Project – read it in full here:

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Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements

Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial: Chicago Statements DECEMBER 12, 2015 – FEBRUARY 21, 2016 Chicago artists have something to say. Taking on the role of cultural commentator, facilitator,…

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Test Patterns at Flux Factory

Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 Visiting by subway: We are located on street level near several wheelchair-accessible subway stops. 7, N, and Q…

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Twenty Something Sullivan

TWENTY SOMETHING SULLIVAN Architectural Ornament 1881 – 1885 by Tom Burtonwood and Tim Samuelson Louis H. Sullivan is often celebrated as a father of modern architecture. But if…

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Physical Photography

Earlier in the summer at The Center for Lost Arts I started working in earnest on a project that had been percolating for some time. One of my…

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Center for Lost Arts

This summer I spent two weeks happily ensconced at the Center for Lost Arts, a popup workshop in the West Loop of Chicago spearheaded by design researcher Charles…

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Plastic Fantastic: SF Weekly

Jeffrey Edalatpour reviewed Superstrata at the Compound Gallery in Oakland for SF Weekly and mentioned my installation in his piece. Check it out here:

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Knotty Objects at MIT Media Lab

I just spent a rapid 36 hours in Boston at Knotty Objects the inaugural MIT Media Lab Design Summit. The event opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art in…

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My first week at Maker Media Lab

My post on Make’s site about the first week of the residency just went live. Check it out here:

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Weft / Warp prototype no. 1

One of the projects I was looking to make some head way on during my artist in residency at Maker Media Labs is/was “Weft / Warp.” Last summer…

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“Superstrata” at Compound Gallery in Oakland

“SUPERSTRATA: 3D Printed Art” July 18th-September 6th, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 18th 6-9pm The Compound Gallery 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608 HOURS: Wed-Sun 12-7pm TOLL FREE:…

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Artist in Residence at Maker Media Lab in San Francisco

I’m back in California for a few weeks as Artist in Residence at the Maker Media Lab in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While I…

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3DP Mold Making PT.3

In addition to 3D printing molds directly I have also been working on more “traditional” forms of mold making taking 3D printed positives and creating plaster and silicone…

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3DP Mold Making PT.2

Last week i posted a short article about a number of experiments to 3D print molds for wax and flexible material casting. While I had quite a bit…

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Centrifugal Casting

In preparation for the fall semester I spent a good portion of last week working on learning a Centrifugal Casting process to translate a 3D scan into Bronze….

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3DP Mold Making PT.1

This last three weeks i have been sitting in on Steve Reber’s mold making and casting course at SAIC. Partly to brush up on my mold making skills…

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Copy Shop at Northeastern Illinois University

Copy Shop: Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes June 8th-July 24th, 2015 Reception: Friday June 12th, 6-9pm Artist Talk: Friday June 12th at 7pm during the reception An exploration…

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Hybrid’s Paradise at the Evanston Art Center

I’m excited to announce that “Future Biometrics” a 3D printed poem that I was commissioned to produce for the Poetry Foundation earlier in the year will be included…

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Inside / Within

I’m really excited to be included on Inside / Within. Massive thank you to Ashleigh and Kate for stopping by my studio at the end of March to…

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Museums and the Web 2015 in Chicago

I exhibited Orihon and Folium as a “pop-up” bookstall on Saturday the 11th of April at MWX2015 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. Curated by Vince Dziekan…

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Future Biometrics, collaboration w. Poetry Foundation

My newest collaborative project – a translation of Jillian Weise’s poem “Future Biometrics” is now live. Working collaboratively with the Poetry Foundation, Jillian Weise and Sean Tikkun we…

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Acre TV documentation

Excerpted documentation from my Acre TV streamed project “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” Thanks to Acre TV for including my work in this series.

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Custom Candy Dispenser Topper Instructable

Last week I created an Instructable to show people how to make their own Custom Candy Dispenser Toppers with a 3D printer, Tinkercad and a bench vise. Enjoy!…

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3D: Printing the Future at MOSI

Earlier in the month I visited 3D: Printing the Future at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England. I wrote about my visit and highlighted some…

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