The Great Calculation Residencies

Early calculators were unwieldy, noisy, smelly machines that required constant maintenance. Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker collects them and Maria Mortati explored them during residencies at Machine Project and Southern Exposure GalleryTGC was of a series of lectures, interactive performances, workshops, and an exhibition focused on the machines and their pre-solid state nature. Work created by participants was on display along with the calculators. Workshops consisted of drawing and dissection of machines and custom coloring books enhanced by music by local artists Aero Mic’d. After the talks were machine-inspired performances by Deadalus, and Matt Dryhurst.

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