This dual-track workshop approaches calculating machines from a technological and experiential point of view.
We will disassemble several 1960’s era mechanical calculating machines and explore what makes them work. We will also talk about other forms of calculation without transistors.
While continuing to look under the hood of the machines, we will have a simultaneous workshop where participants can make miniature gesture drawings of the motors in action, and create large-scale compositions of their tiny gears, cams, and springs.
Machine dissection will be led by Mark Glusker and machine drawing by Maria Mortati.