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Rob Cruickshank repurposed the spherical printhead from an old IBM Selectric typewriter for use in a new gallery installation. Under strobed illumination, the Selectric’s ‘typeball‘ certainly is hypnotic – beautiful, in a sort of William S. Burroughs way. Rob’s kinetic sculpture will be on viewable at Toronto’s Fly Gallery until the end of the month.

(It’s worth noting – The 60s era Selectric seems a pretty awesome piece of engineering – just reading over how it prevented simultaneously keystrokes had me inspired.)

Collin Cunningham

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!