Geek Collateral braved the cold on Saturday for the Toronto Mini Maker Faire at the Toronto Reference Library. It was super crowded, but we managed to grab a few shots of the event:
Nearly 100-year-old typewriter turned tweet-printer by Michael Swanzer.
3D scanner by Matter and Form.
Induna’s work is impressively detailed.
CEO Devin Edwards experiencing crowd fatigue.
“Monarch” project by Social Body Lab
MeU: open-source, wearable LED.
Cute puppets! See the business card section of this post below for contact info.
Steve says his googly eyes are certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest set.
From what I recall, this is the first lifesize model of the crazy android from Metropolis.
Beautiful lanterns by The Playful Geometer..
Crafts from BRIKA.
hitchBOT the Hitchhiking robot.
Some highlights were the beautifully handcrafted slingshots you can buy from Metro Grade Goods, the quirky socio-robotics project hitchBOT, the creative use of cornstarch by Action Potential Lab (the pink stuff burbling away in the photos above, courtesy of Toronto’s first science and art lab for kids and adults), the R2 bots (which were pretty much impossible to photograph due to the swarms of children–sorry!), and the lovely lanterns by The Playful Geometer, who creates “a line of arts and crafts centred around the wonders of Sacred Geometry”.
For more info on the projects depicted in the photos and videos for this post, check out this gallery of business cards (hover your mouse over a card for the company website link):
Lighting study I completed this week. I wanted to deviate from the usual portrait style of Key Light, Back and Fill and came up with this concept. The subject Scott Williams (an excellent photographer in his own right) did a wonderful job of fitting the mood of the design. I used a slight grey-ish blue finish and high contrasts with a bump in clarity in Lightroom. You can find the lighting design below along with the camera specs.
Sean G. Marjoram
Ahoy, fellow geeks.
Some of my abstract pieces are currently on display at Creatures Creating gallery, and since they’re kind of geeky (as in, they are of space–stars clusters, galactic detritus, and what have you), I thought I’d share.
Me standing awkwardly with my art.
My family is very supportive (see also the next photo).
My father looking at Devin Edwards’s Geek Collateral business cards.
Visit Apple of My Odd Eye for more photos.
As some of you may know, many members of the Geek Collateral team are artists. A lot of it’s pretty geeky.
See exhibit A:
“Looking for the Ghost” – Sarah Y. Varnam
Recently (today, in fact!), I put together a post on Apple of my Odd Eye featuring some of my geekiest work to date, ranging from the robot doll contemplating her consciousness above to dryads and gorgons. To see more of my geeky art and more art in general, click this link or click on the robot.