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This is the second time Wired Magazine has printed this photo (this time in their UK version) without bothering to credit me or my sculpture. The image is used to support an article about Andy Rubin (he’s the one wearing pants), the man behind the Android operating system. Is it too much to ask that Art be considered as intellectual property, or at least valued in some way like every other business? I mean, come on, they’re printing a picture of a giant, anatomically correct, gun toting robot. Why bother even staging such a photo if it’s image isn’t compelling enough to warrant some kind of interest from their readers? Why not do the honorable thing and at least mention the guy who spent countless hours and dollars creating the thing? How hard is it to print a tiny little image credit?
O.K. done ranting now.

Here is a quick video of a new machine I’m working on.  This one uses a timing belt and wheel from a BMW as a rack and pinion gear set up.  The idea is to attach a figures feet to the two reciprocating bars to produce a “walking” motion.  It is my intent to build the system robust enough so that no additional support for the figure is needed.  This is a goal that has eluded me in the past, so fingers crossed….

The first Sunday of every month is the Alameda Flea Market.  It is vast, impossible to see one side from the other.  It has taken me several visits there to learn to pace myself, and not grab everything in sight.  The real challenge is hiking the mile back to the car with your loot.  This time I showed restraint and only picked up one old wooden radio.  The final image in this sequence shows an early concept of what I may do with it, though it is really too soon to tell.