The Great Calculation Residencies, SF and LA

Great Calculation Scott working SOEX 16x9

Early calculators were unwieldy, noisy, smelly machines that required constant maintenance. Mechanical engineer Mark Glusker collects them and I explored exhibiting and engaging with 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 Daedalus, and Matt Dryhurst.


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December 22, 2013