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Roger Malina, the executive editor of M.I.T.'s Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology asked me to write about being a "pioneer" of electronics in sculpture.  I told him at this stage in my life, I was not interested in writing a scholarly journal article.  He assured me that what he wanted was a personal memoir recounting what it was like making electronic artworks in those early days.  I said I could write about one of two projects from the late 1970s.  One, the Senate Piece, was a wonderful success in every way.  The other, the Century of Light,  was a sad failure.  Roger said, " Oh, write about the failure.  People love to read about failures.  They're more interesting.   "
I finished it in 2014.  Leonardo published it in their Volume 50 issue 3 (June 2017)  issue.

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Transactional Artworks

Vincent Says...
stick it in my ear.

Griot Knowbot
world's first African-American Robot.
Detroit Science Center.

toads croak
to improve amphibian habitats.
seven zoos

Arta Fundi
Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, directs
automated fund raising.

Other Public Interactive Artworks:

screed on the hi-end Art Market

Century of Light
pedestrians change lights 
Brochuri Putinhereicus
recycles pamphlets at the zoo
Nose Wazoo
nudges Japanese prince for a medal

world's earliest telephone art!                        

Farmer Jack
flies into cursing rages.

Political Sculptures:

The Senate Piece:
inputs politics: outputs art. 
confounds tax lawyers. 
"E Pluribus Unum":
" I saw red...". 


Sentimental Sculptures:

Image of Legacy of Faygel and Yishiah;
Siren Heart :
Home and family living
Hitchikers :
Plywood dopplegangers on the roads.
Legacy of Faygel and Yishiah
Living history embedded in keepsakes
Song for Luke :
Electronic multiple with ancient references.



Northcourt Tubedance
binary worms dream digital flies. 

Northcourt Tubedance
Giant shapes invade the Detroit Institute of Arts
to the delight of record crowds.


blows banana air as it watches 
the stairs at a science museum


Objects of Desire:

 Trash Fish
fresh from the lake
bumpy close ups
transplanted and cloned
of private dreams
Intellectual Tools and Fetishes
power instruments for the mental worker
 Musical Horns
anyone can play.

Genetic Coda:

Biography, Self Portraits, and History


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