Last night I was fortunate enough to attend David Young’s MFA thesis exhibition at the Icehouse in Phoenix. He uses many interesting materials including pneumatics and surveillance cameras in his sphere-filled show titled “Unknown Object-ive.” From an interview with a local paper, he says:

“They’re not meant to be looked at simply as beautiful objects,” says Young. “They do something. They don’t just sit there waiting for someone to come along and behold them.”

The show will be up until April 11.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • David Young


    Glad you enjoyed the show. For you or others that may be interested, the show is being exhibited again at the Tempe Marketplace. The grand opening is June 26th from 6-10 pm., and is located at:

    Tempe Marketplace, just east of Barnes & Noble,
    2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ.

    For more information visit:

    Hope to see you there.