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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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Life on a Leaf article

Img: Vesa Aaltonen I wrote a brief piece for Make Magazine about my trip to Jan Erik-Andersson’s “Life on a Leaf” house in Turku Finland. Read all about…

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Materialize at the Fountain Gallery, Purdue University

I have a number of pieces in this exhibition that has traveled from Wright State in Ohio. Thanks to Tom Lauerman for organizing it.   MATERIALIZE: Sculpture Using…

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Toilet Humor

Many moons ago Holly and I were invited by Finnish artist Jan Erik Andersson to design wallpaper for a bathroom in his house that he designed and built…

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New Museum Store stocks Rmutt Candy Dispenser

In collaboration with Fuse Works I am pleased to announce that Rmutt Candy Dispenser is now available for sale from the New Museum Store. The ultimate ready made “Rmutt Candy…

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Acre TV

“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” Acre TV 12/06 – 12/12/14 Watching a 3d printer at work elicits a hypnotic response amongst people. Drawn to the alchemical event in…

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Art in all Dimensions, Southside Weekly

…despite his obvious expertise with a technology still at its coming-of-age, Burtonwood was plagued by the mundane difficulties presented by his Mac computer. Sammie Spector writes in the…

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Visiting Artist at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Art

I am a Visiting Artist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Art. I’ll be talking about my 3D printing, art work and giving a workshop on 3D…

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Technologic at Chicago Art Department

Nov. 14 – Nov. 22, 2014 Opening Reception Nov. 14 – 6-10 PM 3D Printing Workshop with Tom Burtonwood Saturday Nov – 15 – 2-5 PM Panel Discussion…

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Make: Volume 42 – the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2015

Make: Volume 42 – the Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2015 is out now! I contributed reviews of the Dremel Idea Builder and the Bukobot 2.0 – buy…

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Copy Shop reviewed in the State Journal Register

Tamara Browning wrote a nice review of our exhibition at The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery published in the State Journal Register on Thursday November 6th….

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Images from CopyShop at the University of Illinois Springfield

Holly and I just got back from Springfield where we installed our new show “Copy Shop” at the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. We’re both really…

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