Make: Talk 010 – Andy Cavatorta, Bjork’s Musical Roboticist

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

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Here’s the 10th episode of MAKE‘s podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I interview one of the makers featured in the magazine.

Our maker this week is Andy Cavatorta, a roboticist, artist, musician, and filmmaker. He was at MIT’s Media Lab from 2007 to 2010. In the current issue of MAKE, Volume 29, Andy wrote an article about his collaboration with the Icelandic musician Bjork to create robotic gravity harps for her touring performance. In my interview, we talk about this project and more.

Before the interview with Andy, I mention the latest deal in the Maker Shed: these fun-to-make Papertronics Lunar Modules with LEDs. They’re $10 for a set of 3.