Christopher Vecchio
804 South 12th Street
Selected Exhibitions
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Bibliography
+01 267 991 4204
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Installation/Intervention


Evidence of Toolmaking
Meterboxes

 
 

 

My work explores the relationship between man and technology. I am concerned that, as technology becomes increasingly complex, people are becoming increasingly alienated from the objects which surround and sustain them. Technology is merely an extension and reflection of man. In fact, no objects contain more of man's essence than do his tools. Consequently, a division between man and technology is as artificial as one between man and art. If we sense a division, it is because we have lost the emotional link to technology. In order to stem the trend toward alienation, I believe that people need to become less afraid to develop intellectual and, even more importantly, emotional connections with technological objects. For this to occur, technology must become more ergonomic — physically, emotionally, and aesthetically. Both the users and the creators of technological objects must (re)learn to "celebrate the mechanism".

“I love technology but when people stop walking on the down escalator I get concerned.”



Physical Computing at Temple University

Printed Circuit Wall

Supplemental Shrubbery Sound Source

Remote

Physical Computing at Temple


Use them, abuse them, flog them, and fuse them, but never make alliances with electrical applianc
es!

Other links, reviews, information, etc...
http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/041599/art.rubbersoul.shtml
http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery/FI/Vecchio.html
http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/art-38357634.html
http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/perfect_strangers-38338074.html
http://west.net.ua/~jazz/galleri/usa_08.htm
Angular Spectrum Method
"Make" Philly
Philadelphia Contemporary Arts Organizations and Exhibition Spaces

Fish Recipes

Warehome

BASIC Stamp analog sensor interface
Intermedia

NDT, NDE, bolt fastener load measurement, medical ultrasonics, Ultrasound, Angular Spectrum Method

Steam punk, steampunk, Physical Computing, Engineering consulting services, electronics for artists,
electronic art, new media, kinetic art, installation art, engineering and fabrication, BEAM robotics, circuit bending,
The Center for Electrical Technology in the Arts, Billy Kluver, Billy Kluwer, EAT, salt the eunuch, wkdu, broomall, electrocute the hair cubes, eindhoven chicken masque
mask

Nai tebe kachka kopne!
wkdu wolfie meathooks meat hooks the moscow theater of musical miniatures
I don't wrestle or engage in wrestling
I'm not a State Farm Insurance Agent from Morrisville
and I'm not the bass player in the Detroit band Surrender Dorothy (but I hear they ROCK)