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Intriguing art/inventions by Emery Blagdon – using various wood, metals, salts, and his own brand of medical science:

Blagdon, who died in 1986 at 78, made “healing machines”: ornate thickets of wire, aluminum-foil stips and wood scraps that he also called “my pretties.” He was 48 when he began making these peculiar constructions, which grew to fill an 800-square-foot shed. Living in isolation, Blagdon devoted the rest of his life to his “machines.” He believed they generated electromagnetic energy that could help cure arthritis and other ailments of people who stood near them.

Cavin-Morris Gallery – Link
(Flash site: click contemporary->Self Taught->Emery Blagden)

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MAKE Vol 9: Fringe – Link

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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