MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: Whether their media is traditional, interactive, computer-based, or otherwise, what artists influence and inspire you as a maker?

I have made many projects based on audiocassette tapes, and Nam June Paik was one of the first to implement this material as a medium in art. He created “tape wallpaper” that the user could interact with using a handheld box with a tape head on it.