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A Winning Hand
Playing Cards, dowel Rods, String, Marbels, etc.
7’ tall central structure with pulleys stretching 10ft away
In collaboration with Ben Kinsley and The Class of Concept Studio 3
Created in collaboration with the students in Ben Kinsley’s Systems and processes course this freestanding kinetic sculpture was one piece of a Rube Goldberg Device erected in the Ellis Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University.
The possibility that this device, which was constructed by no less then a dozen people working independently, was going to function properly was astronomically low. In some ways akin to playing cards with an irate dealer who was prone to throwing the deck all over the room resulting in a lengthy pickup and reset process for each failure to win each hand that was dealt.
In the end, we managed to beat the odds.
My favorite part of this video is the few seconds of shocked silence at the end as the realization that we succeeded slowly dawns on all the collaborators.
Photographs copyright of Paul Miller
Edicts from Heaven
Newspaper, Wood, Cardboard, Rope, Paper, Assorted offerings
4ft x 2ft x 2ft
Illusion of Chance
2014 - Current
Brass, Bronze, Nickle Silver, Copper
5" Diameter x 10" Height
Lasercut Wood, Brass Hardware
12" x 12" x 3"
The Plot Device
Pine Wood, Acrylic, resin, Silver Spraypaint
The plot device was was created as a stage prop for an interactive puzzle for the Fall 2012 KGB Puzzlehunt event.
The acrylic 'badge' was created for the same event as a give-away for all the participants. The badge is a laser cut piece of plastic and a sticker with a design that I created based on the logo of the left-wing 'Weather Underground' organization.
12" Height x 8" Width x 5" Height
Created on a wood lathe as a part for Halloween costume for a friend who wanted to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.