Gordon Kirkwood Presents at historic NoiseBridge Hacker Space for DorkBot SF #82

It was an honor to be invited to present my work to the distinguished audience of DorkBot SF,  held at Noisebridge, a storied and significant Hacker space in San Fransico.

DorkBot is an international speaker series whose self-summary is “People doing strange things with electricity“.  In this context I presented some of the more interesting robotic, high voltage photography,  and other technical art projects I’ve worked on, especially the recently completed CNC bubble iris.

Fellow presenters included the international director of the Electronic Freedom Foundation,  Danny O’Brien,   and Jesse Silver, the creator of BlumenLumen,   a kinetic origami sculpture featured at Burning Man.

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CNC Bubble Iris Article Released

Photo of the CNC Bubble Iris taken at Autodesk’s Pier-9 facility by Nathan Hurst, Editor at Make Magazine.


It is a real pleasure to see Make Magazine,  Hackaday, and Adafruit #ArtTuesday all re-blog the publication of the apparatus I’ve built to bring new precision, repeatability, and automation to the craft of giant soap bubble making.  Stay tuned for all the interesting things I’ll use this instrument for!

Gordon Kirkwood Performs Solo Cello at Silicon Valley NewSpace Conference Black Tie Gala Award Ceremony

The Space Frontier Foundation’s annual conference is one of the most important commercial space conferences in the nation, and will be held July 16-18 in Silicon Valley.

Attended by the elite and rising stars of space entrepreneurship and the administrators of NASA, the FAA,  and the founders and directors of significant aerospace companies,  I am inspired and delighted to play to a crowd of rocket scientists at the culmination of such a conference.