Rob Ray is a Senior Designer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Rob's art-making and curiousity leads him to make installations, interactive public artworks, experimental videos and sound compositions in public/outdoor spaces. Rob posts some of these experiments through the Shimmering Trashpile YouTube channel.
Rob also runs the EXOSKELETON arts project in Los Angeles, California and collaborates with artists to create enthusiastic and thoughtful events and installations in the EXOSKELETON house and in strange disused places across the earth. The infrequently published EXOSKELETAL newsletter explores this world through illustrations.
Rob was founding curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL, USA. DEADTECH’s unique curatorial vision, residency facilities, workshop facilities and exhibition space were custom created to cater to the specific needs of the electronic artist and performer.
Rob received his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Rob is augh! on the vis.social Mastodon and @shimtrashpile on Twitter
March 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
2x4, accessibility, art, comic sans, containers, creativity, crimetown, critical making, diegetic prototypes, inventions, lock picking, master-carr, paperclips, prisoners, sewing machines, silicon beach
Our first episode! We completed our "Paperclip and 2x4 "challenge! Some things went great. Other things went... pretty darn wrong. We also introduce ourselves, share what inspired us this week and talk about the structure of the podcast. We discuss the goofiness of "Silicon Beach," the awesomeness of Prisoners' Inventions, and the rise of Critical Making. And... a lot more!