by Brett Levine Photo by Jerry Siegel
“I would describe myself being an art investigator,” Seth Lewis explains. “Most of the items I actually do is actually development and research instead of making traditional art.” Lewis is among a more recent variety of creative experts who are as thinking about the technologies and options from the arts process because they are inside a end product.
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“I studied sculpture at LSU, and that i started to create interactive pieces there,” Lewis states. “First, I designed a hands on the conveyor belt. It moved along it until its finger produced enough pressure to shatter a pane of glass.” With this particular work, along with a subsequent piece by which pods oscillated across a gallery floor— “I was inspired by an electrical football game, should you remember individuals,” he laughs—Lewis recognized he had begun to pay attention to works which were about interactivity, however that the interactive experience wasn’t the primary idea.
“I started to consider a great deal about the thought of the device, about something which was produced wholly and exclusively by a person,” he states. “In my senior year I just read articles on circuit bending, a procedure that may permit you to create means of electronics that may do stuff that weren’t intended.”
Circuit bending grew to become integral to Lewis’ works. “I began finding out how to read schematic diagrams, that is a good way for somebody without any background in electronics to know the way they work,” he states. This brought to his forays into hacking, modifying or “modding,” and circuit bending electronic instruments he frequently present in thrift stores.
“There know instruments and toys to consider any time you venture out,” Lewis explains. “Some, such as the ‘Speak and Spell’ or even the ‘Talking Teacher’ weren’t designed as instruments, but because you explore their abilities they may be changed into another thing entirely.” The procedure itself relies upon use of older toys. “Circuit bending is, partly, the entire process of the technologies of times,” Lewis states. “Now, newer toys simply don’t lend themselves just as much towards the process. It’s as though newer toys are created with less ways they may be altered.
“These days, I’m much interested in creating interactive instruments in the ground-up, building them on your own,” he states. This method provides Lewis having a amount of autonomy, distancing him from the reliance upon other manufacturers or seem designers. “I view it in an effort to liberate myself in the market,” he states. “I’m not dependent on the way i can personalize it, or things i can take shape from this. My creativeness is just restricted to the electronic components which are in the marketplace.”
Among the greatest challenges Lewis encounters is the possible lack of a shared space in Birmingham by which circuit benders, instrument online hackers and equipment modifiers could work. “In metropolitan areas new You are able to and La, you will find spaces, frequently with shared equipment, where builders, programmers and creators could possibly get together to talk about ideas, objects and projects,” he states. Lewis want to see this type of space be realized.
For the time being, Lewis is happy look around the modding and bending options from the unique and weird toys and instruments he finds, and also to continue designing and developing their own interactive instrument and controller designs. “I’m moving towards realizing a task that’s multifaceted,” he states. “In a gallery space it can be both a guitar, using the capacity to be performed, along with a seem installation if this isn’t experiencing interactions.” Within the finish, it’s the creativeness from the procedure that Lewis enjoys probably the most. “I want my tactic to be among full personalization to be able to make a musical instrument your personal,” he states.
Published on Monday, August first, 2011.
5 Responses to “Studio – Bent Circuit”
how do you make contact with seth lewis? or even the author?
we’ve really attempted to begin a maker space. http://www.birminghammakers.org
you are able to achieve Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org he will be able to point you within the right direction.
Jason, I’d just like to take part in this.
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I’m also loving the podcast with Danielle; I have seen other videos you made with her and she is so awesome and real!
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