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Chicago Hardware Startup Meetup

Tonight I delivered a short presentation about my work for the Chicago Hardware Startup Meetup hosted by Proof X at ThoughtWorks. I was joined by Peter Zelchenko from…

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New 3D Scans from the Art Institute

Went on a bit of a tear today uploading scans to Thingiverse from my activities at The Art Institute of Chicago over the last couple of months. I…

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Making Way for Maker Culture

My teaching activity at SAIC in 3D Printing and my residency at AIC are both highlighted in this article published today on Educause jointly by Alan Labb, and…

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learn3dprinting.co

As part of my residency at The Art Institute of Chicago I have been delivering a series of “beginners guide to 3D printing” workshops. To support these presentations…

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Newcity Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2014

Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago

Last year I 3D Printed a John Fluevog “glass slipper” for Newcity’s “Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago” issue. This year i’m in it – #38 on the list!…

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3D Scanning at the Art Institute

As part of my Artist Residency at the Art Institute of Chicago I’ve been scanning as many works from the collection as possible with the help of my…

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3D Printing Panel and Roundtable Discussion
New Media Caucus / CAA Chicago 2014

3D Printing Panel and Roundtable Discussion New Media Caucus / CAA Chicago 2014

Panel chaired by Rachel Clarke and Tom Burtonwood (off-site event taking place during CAA but open to the public!) Columbia College Chicago Raw Space – Center for Book…

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Artist-In-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago

I am excited to announce that I will be the first Ryan Education Center Artist-in-Residence at the Art Institute of Chicago from late January to the end of…

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Dialogues on the New Plastic

“Dialogues on the New Plastic” New work by Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes  Firecat Projects 2124 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 773.342.5381 firecatprojects@gmail.com http://www.firecatprojects.org/ Opening Reception Friday…

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Artist in Residence at the Innovation Lab, Chicago Public Library

For Chicago Artists  Month 2013, I am Artist in Residence at the Innovation Lab, a Makerspace located in the Harold Washington Library, Chicago. The HWL is the main public…

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Scanning Sullivan at the Sullivan (Center)

I’ve started work on my next project – a 3D printed book of Louis Sullivan‘s early ornaments from examples here in Chicago. I’m working with City of Chicago…

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3D Notion at BHQFU, New York

I am exhibiting three 3D printed pieces in this awesome exhibition opening Saturday night at BHQFU in New York City. Organized and curated by Taylor Absher this exhibition…

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Medium Cool – Art Book Fair

Sorry – i’m a bit late to the party, but today – i’ll be showing a copy of Orihon (3D Printed Accordion Book) at the art book fair…

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Orihon (Accordion Book) featured on Boing Boing

3D Printed Book featured on Boing Boing

My recent project “Orihon (Accordion Book)” was featured on Boing Boing. w00t! *^_^* http://boingboing.net/2013/07/11/3d-printed-book-of-textures-an.html UPDATE: also featured on Huffington Post Books, Tech Crunch, 3Ders.org and PSFK http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/3d-printer-book_n_3588554.html?utm_hp_ref=books http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/12/celebrate-the-death-of-print-with-this-3d-printed-texture-book/…

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Orihon (3D printed book)

Orihon (3D Printed Accordion Book)

I have been thinking for some time how it would be nice to produce a 3d printed book of textures and reliefs. To publish and distribute all the…

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The 3D Printer Experience, photo by: Barry Brecheisen

The 3D Printer Experience

So i’ve been a little slow to post news and updates recently – due mostly to my new venture – “The 3D Printer Experience” – a hybrid makerspace…

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Get Ready for the Flood of 3d Printed Objects

My piece “Rmutt Candy Dispenser” was mentioned on Hyperallergic earlier this week. Author Hrag Vartanian speculated that 3d printed works will begin to flood the art world using…

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¡¡¡ Thingiverse Superstar !!!

Thingiverse featured my  models, TwoHeads are Better than One, PEZ feet connector and Adler + Sullivan, in their “Thingiverse Superstars” blog post to promote the new features and…

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Featured on Makerbot Blog

My 3d printed piece “Two Heads are Better than One” produced for the Industry of the Ordinary: 2003-2013 Sic Transit Gloria Mundi at the Chicago Cultural Center has been…

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Improbable Objects at Expo Chicago

Improbable Objects was invited by Bad at Sports to exhibit at Expo Chicago. We made 3d scans of the Bad at Sports crew, their interviewees and members of…

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Bad at Sports interview

Bad at Sports interview

This week: Richard talks to Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, about their work individually, collectively, and their current gallery What it is. Tom will be in the Bad…

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Evanston and Vicinity Biennial

21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial Opening and artists’ reception on Sunday, August 12 from 1 – 4 pm. Exhibition dates: August 12 to September 9, 2012. UPDATE: My…

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Multiplicity: new work by Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes

Multiplicity New works by Tom Burtonwood + Holly Holmes Artists Reception, Sunday July 15th, 2012, 2 – 4pm. Exhibition dates, 07/02 – 07/31/12 Oak Park Public Library 834…

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Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng)

Stele with Buddha Dipankara (Randeng)

Here’s the first of the pieces from The Met that i scanned using 123D Catch at last weekends Hackathon, uploaded to thingiverse. I had a lot of problems…

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Bushwick Open Studios 2012

Bushwick Open Studios 2012

I have some new pieces included in the Bushwick Open Studios this weekend as part of the Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention, organized and curated by Mark Skwarek. If…

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Met 3-D: The Museum’s First 3-D Scanning and Printing Hackathon

Met 3-D: The Museum’s First 3-D Scanning and Printing Hackathon

I’m at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, participating in the first 3-d Scanning and Printing Hackathon today and tomorrow with Makerbot. I’ll try to update…

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On Making Things Matter

On Making Things Matter

UPDATE: VIDEO from Mike Moceri Mike Moceri and I are collaborating on a project that premiers tomorrow night at The Southside Hub of Production. We are going to…

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AOL Artists program

AOL Artists program

I am pleased to announce that my work has been selected to join the AOL Artists program. Please check out my AOL Artists page, where you can see…

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Typeforce 3 install of Four Letter Words, on custom alphabet wallpaper. Photo by Alice Feldt

Typeforce 3 at Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL 03/30 – 04/13/2012

I’m premiering a new series of inkjet printed editions at Typeforce 3 this weekend here in Chicago. Currently there are six images in the series, each one spelling…

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Downcast Eyes

Downcast Eyes

I’m participating in “Downcast Eyes” next week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, showing one of my animated gif’s. Big thank you to TAGTEAM & twohundredandfifysixcolors for making…

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