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Real-Life Concept Cars. Like many people of his generation, Baron Margo was dazzled by futuristic concept cars Detroit trotted out year after year. And he was disappointed that those streamlined vehicles remained unobtainable concepts… Page 18 – Link.
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Hard Wood. In Lee Stoetzel’s world, Harley Davidsons, Volkswagen buses, Macintosh computers, and Mcdonald’s Big Macs all grow on trees. Or at least the materials to make them do. Page 20 – Link.
Sustainable Chunk Yard Wars. If you happen to live in rural Bolivia, building a water pump isn’t going to include a visit to the local hardware store or being able to plug into a power grid to operate the machine. So how do you get water? Page 16 – Link.
The Nature of Microcontrollers. A Washington native, Claude Zervas brings his background as a software engineer to a fine art practice using technology and related apparatuses rather than paint and canvas as a medium. Page 21 – Link.
The Instruments of Intervention. Tim Kaiser follows Harry Partch, an underappreciated composer who invented new microtonal scales for instruments he built himself.
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Art and Culture. Philip Ross’ art crosses the boundaries of technology and biology. Page 26 – Link.
Toolbox. Kits for the holidays. Page 168 – Link.
Welcome. Spare parts are essential by Mark Frauenfelder. Page 12 – Link.
Building the Barrage Garage. The first in a three-part series about building a workshop form the ground up. Page 32 – Link.