Google PixelTree – Interactive Sculpture

When Google debuted their ChromeBook Pixel laptop, they came to Obscura Digital to create a unique sculpture that would use the computer as part of the piece. I co-developed the initial concept for the sculpture with my co-worker Bryant Place, and then IwamotoScott Architecture and Obscura’s in-house fabricator Hoss Ward took the design to completion.

As the Technical Director on the project, I also worked closely with the software team to setup the operating system, network the computers, and develop scripts for testing and uploading the content. The debut of the PixelTree was at Google I/O in Las Vegas in April 2013, and then we installed it in the Google Campus in Mountain View, CA.

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Nautilus Submarine Art Car – Five Ton Crane

The Nautilus project is an artistic experiment and collaboration between Christopher Bently, Sean Orlando and Five Ton Crane. It is a land-based submarine weighing in at 11,000 pounds (dry) with a top speed of 13 mph. The base vehicle is a 2005 Eagle TT8 diesel AWD airport tow tractor, designed to tow 90,000 lbs airplanes. 25? long, 100? wide, 11’6″ tall

I designed and built the interior staircase and the exterior railings on the Nautilus in collaboration with members of Five Ton Crane.

Nautilus Submarine Home Page

Nautilus Submarine Art Car - Stairs Installed
Nautilus Submarine Art Car – Stairs Installed

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S.S. Prytaneum Sculpture

“S.S. Prytaneum – Sub-Orbital Phase-Morph Vehicle”

AKA Steampunk Rocketship Water Fountain Tea Station

Materials: Model A Ford Wheel, Bicycle & Motorcycle parts, Scrap steel, Found Objects, Clock Parts, Light bulbs, reclaimed wiring, Hot-plate, Copper Tea Kettle and two serving cups
Dimensions: 64″ tall 22″ wide X 22″ deep.

Built in October 2011 by Tom Sepe
Showcased at the Wooster St. Social Club as part of the Form and Function Steampunk exhibit January 2012 and filmed for the reality-based TV show NY INK.

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