Concerto for Robots

Craft & Design Music Robotics
Concerto for Robots

Concerto No. 1 for 4 robots by Ricardo Cid.

Ricardo Cid visualizes things differently. Music is heard as mathematical formulae. A calendar with days, months, phases of the moon and more is represented by a pattern of interlocking snowflake-like geometric shapes. The mysteries of physics are constructed of intricate models made with Tinkertoys. The New York Subway system is a three dimensional space warp with black holes to represent major airports.

Come to World Maker Faire in New York to see Ricardo’s singular vision brought to life through a kinetic sculpture where geometric robotic forms dance to music with movement choreographed in computer code.

Born in México City, Ricardo is an engineer, artist and designer who creates art informed by his ability to interpret complicated ideas into unique visual forms. Ricardo works on his projects at his own Black Label Robot Studio.

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Andrew Terranova is an electrical engineer, writer and author of How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers. Andrew is also an electronics and robotics enthusiast and has created and curated robotics exhibits for the Children's Museum of Somerset County, NJ and taught robotics classes for the Kaleidoscope Enrichment in Blairstown, NJ and for a public primary school. Andrew is always looking for ways to engage makers and educators.

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