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1888080809 54430ce62b z NYC Makers: Rube Goldberg Open CallEVERYTHING MOVES by Jean Tinguely, photo by Akbar Simonse

Our friends at Flux Factory in Queens, NYC are looking for Rube Goldberg-inspired “chores” and makers for an upcoming exhibition titled “The Exquisite Contraption.”

Inspired by Rube Goldberg’s cartoons that depict overly complex machines; chindōgu, the Japanese art of “unuseless” inventions; and the growing popularity of producing these objects and machines as an art practice; The Exquisite Contraption will result in a massive, interactive, kinetic sculpture that is activated once a week for the duration of 2014 to perform its task.

Go here for more details on this and other upcoming exhibitions at Flux Factory. And enjoy these other fantastical Rube Goldberg machines reported on through the years here at MAKE:

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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