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Drew

24 Days Ago

Drew's Tech Talk

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This discussion focuses on the STEAM movement whereas Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics are integrated into an artistic approach utilizing both hemispheres of an artist’s mental capacity to produce art either through industrial design and application or fine art or a combination thereof.
Ideas rooted in Futurism are welcome if the propositions are supported within the STEAM premise.

Here are several subcategories but certainly not all that can be explored.
Science Fiction of old that has come to pass (prophetic Sci-Fi).
Plausible Science Fiction
Impossible Science Fiction
A.I.
Optics
Robotics
Computer Generated (CG) graphics and animation
Industrial and Architectural Design
Academic recognition and perpetuation of the STEAM movement (pedagogy and STEAM)

Please stay within the intent of the discussion realizing that it is broad while well defined.

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Mario Carta

24 Days Ago

Interesting subject Drew, I don't think I have much to offer though as my approach to art is never structured on a conscious level which so many elements of thought processes.

 

Drew

24 Days Ago

Hey Mario. Don't you weld? Work with industrial materials? Create in a 3-D realm? Use technology if not cutting edge, then proven technology? Art is much more related to engineering than many may think. It is a type of engineering. Artists develop or use proven processes. They design as they work or prior to the creation. Their work can be emulated and it can be analyzed. It can be reduced to an algorithm and incorporated into A.I.

 

Mario Carta

24 Days Ago

Looking at it that way, you do make a valid point,I just never looked at it from that angle.Like I said interesting concept.

Thinking a little more on that, your right many things have to come to together, gas air mixture, thickness and size of material,type of chemical make up of the welding or brazing rods,even wind conditions and the types of metals to be welded requires a prior knowledge and familiarity for the work to come together.

That's for starters, there is actually a lot more. Hmmm, I am curious to see where this topic goes,I'll be watching.

 

Drew

23 Days Ago

Absolutely Mario. There have been many discussions on this forum regarding STEAM.
I was pleased to discover that The University of Florida (8th top public universities) Engineering school now has both undergraduate and graduate programs in Digital Arts & Sciences. These types of programs are usually found in liberal arts or interdisciplinary colleges.
I hope to offer FAA additional insight regarding STEAM.
Thanks for your input!

 

Joe Burgess

23 Days Ago

"Utilizing both hemispheres," is what it's all about.
An Artist doesn't see the world as this or that, but as this AND that.

One thing I credit to my art is an understanding of engineering and mathematics.
Knowing how the world works AND feels.

That's an awesome painting, Drew.

 

Tame Anderson

23 Days Ago

Tame like Harmonic Reflection.Tame read Drews discussion [smile]. Tame like computer graphics. Tame make anime story. Tame program robots. Robots in Tames factory. Tame design beautiful art motorcycle. Tame like art. Tame write science fiction manga story. Tame tell Tame story to Tames friends. Tame think all these things Drew talking about when Drew say STEAM.

 

Drew

22 Days Ago

Thank you Joe for the complement on the painting. It was definitely STEAM inspired.
I am very interesting in hearing about your engineering and mathematical knowledge. One can certainly see it in your outstanding artistic examples with attention to detail and meticulous construction.

 

Drew

22 Days Ago

"many things have to come to together, gas air mixture, thickness and size of material,type of chemical make up of the welding or brazing rods,even wind conditions and the types of metals to be welded requires a prior knowledge and familiarity for the work to come together"
You certainly understand the STEAM perspective Mario! Feel free to post one of your cool videos that that reflect your understanding.

""Utilizing both hemispheres," is what it's all about. "
Absolutely Joe! I intended to bring this idea forward on my previous reply but I forgot.

 

Joe Burgess

22 Days Ago

Thanks, Drew.
My knowledge...?

a^2 + b^2 = c^2
The foundation of integrity.

 

Mario Carta

22 Days Ago

Ok Drew I never pass up an invite to post one of my videos, Lol! Now, there is definitely some STEAM going on in this video but I can't say for sure if it's the same STEAM being discussed here, all the measuring was done by eye, and no computer was used to generate the design. The tools as you see are basic hand tools except for the welding equipment.

This was made several years ago, I'm into flux core welding now but I still have my other torches on deck.

 

Drew

21 Days Ago

Thank you Tame for your complement. I sure would like to see some of those animes and hear about some of those Science Fiction stories!

 

Drew

21 Days Ago

Joe, the pythagorean theorem is surely an arcanum in mathematics and engineering of the highest order. The square made by the smallest leg of a normal triangle added to the square made by the leg of the second smallest leg of said triangle equals the square made by the largest leg is recognize as one of the most important truths within mathematics.

 

Joe Burgess

21 Days Ago

Not a normal triangle, but a right triangle.
As opposed to one of them dang fangled geometry-neutral triangles.

 

Tame Anderson

20 Days Ago

Tame see science fiction event.
https://fineartamerica.com/events/scifi-concept-design-showcase.html
Tame share FAA friends.
Drew say Drew see Tames anime. Tame play anime yes? Tame tell story. Tame see Marios video. Tame like fire torch and copper hot. Tames robots make motorcycle with fire torch and electric torch.

 

Mario Carta

20 Days Ago

Cool Tame,especially robots that make motorcycles. :-)

Here is one that must have used some Alien STEAM as I cannot explain how this time travel machine works.

 

Drew

20 Days Ago

Mario, those are a couple of really good videos. Film making is becoming an excellent means of expression. while the latter definitely had the science fiction feel, the former is a mini documentary.
There are a lot of applications available for film special effects. It looks like you have been experimenting with a few.
I would like to elaborate on film making in a later post.

Joe, you are right about the right triangle. Normal is another term for perpendicular generally in reference to a plain or a surface. Normal means at right angle to a surface.

 

Joe Burgess

20 Days Ago

Well cool.
Looks like you're normal, Drew.
I mean, right.

 

Drew

19 Days Ago

"Tame see science fiction event.
https://fineartamerica.com/events/scifi-concept-design-showcase.html
Tame share FAA friends.
Drew say Drew see Tames anime. Tame play anime yes? Tame tell story"

Tame, thanks for sharing this scifi event! Yes I would like to see your anime. Is it in the form of a video? Do you tell a scifi story?

 

Tame Anderson

18 Days Ago

Tame see Marios Time Machine. Mario say know how Time Machine works no. Tame know how Time Travel works yes. Tames friend 10 to the 100th Power and Tame solve process. Tame travel back and forward in time. Tame tell story of time travel.
Art Prints

 

Drew

18 Days Ago

Tame, what the heck are you talking about? Is this a science fiction story you speak of? Mario's Time machine video is for fun!
Here is a trailer for my film I made several years back. The film has no dialogue because it would have taken too long to create mouth movements and sink them up with voices.

 

Drew

17 Days Ago

"AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging"

Here is a link about a film directed and made by AI.
https://www.wired.com/story/ai-filmmaker-zone-out/

 

Tame Anderson

16 Days Ago

10 to the 100th Power very smart AI friend for Tame many years. 10 to the 100th Power and Tame Travel through time. Tame and 10 to the 100th Power time traveling now.
Tame see Drews animation. Tame like animation too much. Drew say no talk in animation. Tame make talk in animation. Tame make talk with Drews animation. Tame make Drews animation anime.

 

Drew

16 Days Ago

Tame, I would like to see all of this fantastic things put into action. So far, you have a good SCI-FI narrative and a few cool digital images but that's about it!

 

Edward Fielding

16 Days Ago

I run Lego Robotics camps at the local arts center. The kids learn math, science, logic and creative thinking while having a lot of fun.



They have to think in 3D to create the robotics and armatures so it's basically sculpture in motion.

 

Drew

14 Days Ago

Ed, I know Lego Mindstorms NXT well. Both of our kids were in First Lego League competitive teams for several years. I was a coach and a good friend of mine had a STEM academy. We traveled around Florida competing and even won first place for technical design at an UNF held competition.
My son still has a NXT full set. It's a very good way to introduce robotics and programming to young minds.

 

Tame Anderson

12 Days Ago

Lego Robots toy. Tame play Legos no. Tame teach FAA members big robot programming yes. Tame teach AI yes.

 

Drew

8 Days Ago

Hello all! Been very busy with looking out for family because of hurricane Dorian. Some family lives directly on the beaches of Florida and had to be evacuated and my daughter had to be shuttled back and forth to UF by yours truly.

During all this excitement, Tame Anderson has reached out to me by showing me some of her anime creations and has agreed to at least one joint collaboration.

Several years ago, I worked with about a dozen artists including a few well known artists making small animations for artistic promotion. I am in the process of bringing some of said artist back together for additional collaboration regarding the STEAM movement.

As events unfolded, so will more elaboration relative to our endeavors.

 

Mario Carta

8 Days Ago

Tame what do you think you can do with HDX he is a big Alien Robot,he is a bit static although his legs are pneumatic and his arms and shoulders are articulating he is still kinda of stiff ? :-)

Drew the collaboration sounds interesting, can't wait to see what the outcome is.


 

Tame Anderson

8 Days Ago

Hey Drew [smile]
Tame and Drew working together have great fun making anime and telling Tames story.

Mario wants Tame to help with HDX.
Go to car junk yard. Bring strong 12 volt battery. Find old car with power windows power seats windshield wipers ac fan must work yes. Remove all electric motors and switches all relay boxes fuse boxes. Go to internet find wire harness for make and model of old car. Find wiring diagram. Put motors in HDX where Mario want to put ground motors to HDX. Connect wiring harness to motors relay boxes fuse boxes switches like in old car. Switches make control panel together. connect 12 volt battery. Keep Battery charged with car battery charger. Mario make own harness if Mario wants. Lot more work and connect good no.
This easy and fun way motorize HDX.

 

Drew

7 Days Ago

Tame, that's an excellent and inexpensive way to motorize Mario's sculpture.
I was going to suggest using pneumatic actuators, control valves, and a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) pneumatic valve controls to program the movement. Mario will have to figure out the mechanics using your method or mine. Also, your way may be better if Mario has no experience with programming PLCs.
Mario, Tames method turns your sculpture into a puppet. If you use a PLC you give it a digital brain. Another puppet approach is using servos and a remote controller as used in RC planes and RC cars.
I think my suggestions are the more expensive of the three.

 

Tame Anderson

5 Days Ago

Drew say Tame way is puppet. Drew know not mechanical programming using old Japanese technology.
Mario use music box wheels to control switches. Mario make slow turning music box wheels with little teeth to trip switches. This is easy and fun[smile].

 

Drew

3 Days Ago

This is true Tame. Cam technology uses mechanics to store programming and has been around for centuries. The player piano comes to mind. There are many ways to program. I guess I had digital methodology on the brain.

 

Drew

2 Days Ago

I am about 1/3 rd the way through the book "Ready Player One."
If virtual reality existed at the level described in this story, would you choose to spend a large portion of your life in a simulated hyper sensory environment whereas the impossible becomes possible?

 

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