Philosophy | theory
What is creativity? The ability to think abstractly and execute concretely. The insight to connect the disconnected. The faculty to wonder: what if? The desire to discover, ambition to make and willingness to keep trying. Creativity is a skill, an intuition and a lens to take in the universe.
Driven by the question "What else can it do?" my work takes technology and explores its endless intersections, thus utilities. Pushing beyond convention and common practice to discover those areas at the very fringe of the possible present to synthesize our future. Refusing to accept that anything 'is', always wondering and experimenting with 'if'.
Discard ideas of too complex and embrace the belief that the only limitations we possess are those we place on ourselves. See each chance to tackle a challenge outside of our skill set or knowledge as an opportunity to discover, evolve and produce something truly original.
We live in a time where we can endlessly manipulate the bits and pixels that make up our digital world, why then should we accept that the atoms that comprise our physical lives are any less malleable?
Join me and explore the amazing possibilities of the present.
Isaac Budmen is an artist, designer and lifelong inventor. His creative work exploring digital fabrication has been featured at the London Science Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Whitewalls SF and other venues. Budmen has been invited to share his ideas as a speaker at SxSW, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and other venues.
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Here are some of my other projects on the Information Superhighway that you might enjoy:
|Portfolio||Download a PDF version of my portfolio to enjoy on your tablet device over a cup of coffee.|
|Isaac Loves Keynote||The visual materials from my public talks get posted here to allow audience members to revisit what they learned.|
|TinkerCAD Tutorial||Learn step-by-step how to make a mini starship model in the popular browser based CAD modeling program, TinkerCAD|
|Shop||Online storefront for selling paintings, objects and other Isaac related goodies|
|Red Bull Creation Competition||For the 2012 Red Bull Creation Competition, a Twitter-powered Red Bull Machine was built. The premise is simple: Tweet using the hashtag #GiveMeWings, and the machine dispenses, opens, and pours a Red Bull into glasses for you and your friends to enjoy.|
|Isaac Loves Interesting Questions||Kind of self explanatory, but nevertheless true. A place where I post these questions.|
|Everything is Amazing||Summer 2013 I set off on a journey across America with my best friend to reflect on what Made in U.S.A. really means. From coast to coast we explored the past, present and future of making in America filming, photographing and writing along the way. Join us and discover what it means to make in the world today.|
|Birthplace of the Earth||Want to learn about how the awesome planet we call Earth is created and forged by extreme heat every second? You've come to the right place.|
|Candied Architecture Prints||Modernism is known for it's stark and utilitarian nature, rigid structures with ultra clean lines. This familiar modern frigidity when juxtaposed with to beautiful pastel candy colors gives way to a new and curious identity. Prints available in a variety of sizes.|
|Fabric Designs||A collection of fabric designed for different upholstery projects, chairs and housewares over the years. Available for purchase through Spoonflower.|