I spent the spring at TED this year, working on developing a VR piece about Coney Island’s Luna Park, and writing a talk about how technology has shaped entertainment. Cramming a TED talk into six minutes was no easy feat. The idea was to look back at the past as a lens to consider how […]Read More TED Talk: Why I Built a Time Machine!
It’s been hard to keep my mouth shut the last two months, but I am finally able to announce that I will be spending the next 3 months as a Resident at TED, working on a project to recreate turn of the 20th century Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park in VR, with an accompanying TED talk […]Read More Fred at TED!
Without question, Mister Rogers was the television personality who had as big an influence on my life as my family. Mister Rogers had a unique way of speaking directly to us, right through the television. He talked to us as peers, guiding us to be in touch with our emotions, fostering a generation of kids with a curiosity and a […]Read More What America Needs Now is a new Mister Rogers
The New York Times and countless other news outlets picked up on a story that’s been making the rounds of the 3D printing community the last few weeks; Swiping a Priceless Antiquity … With a Scanner and a 3-D Printer tells the story of two artists; Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles, who apparently succeeded in making a massive digital […]Read More There’s Something Fishy About The Other Nefertiti
I spent much of 2015 taking a year long flexible fellowship at Wheaton Arts’ Creative Glass Center of America developing ways to cast glass from computer generated sculptural forms and wanted to take some time to share these learnings. I worked extensively with glass many years ago but now create most of my art with 3D scanning and […]Read More Explorations of Processes for Digitally Created Glass Castings
I’ve just completed two weeks as a visiing artist at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. It’s been 21 years since I have been here and I’m happy to say that Artistic Director Tina Aufiero is doing a great job of pushing the school forward into the 21st century while maintaining the atmosphere of […]Read More Greetings From Pilchuck!
Its been a whirlwind ever since I went out to San Francisco for Maker Faire. I meant to post a recap of some of my favorite highlights of the weekend, but have been swamped with Scan-A-Rama and getting ready for this year’s fellowship at Wheaton Arts. This week I’m doing a quick visiting artist stint […]Read More Bay Area Maker Faire Talk: Fredini’s History of Technology as Entertainment
Yesterday I posted about my experiments with “lost PLA” casting to make a cast glass object from a 3D printed digital design. Today the oven cooled and I was able to remove them from the plaster silica molds. I’m quite pleased with the results. They could use some cold working to grind and polish them, […]Read More PLA Perdue Part Two
Greetings from beautiful Millville NJ! I’m down here for a few days at Wheaton Arts’ Creative Glass Center of America, where I had an artist in residency way back in 1992. My friends Jim Harmon and Hank Adams invited me down to prototype a workflow for taking digital 3D designs to glass objects. Take a look […]Read More R&D: Developing a Workflow for taking Digital 3D Designs to Glass Objects
I would like to publicly announce that I have left my position as the Executive Creative Director at New York’s interactive design studio Funny Garbage to start life’s next adventure. I plan pursue a new career involving 3D printing, teaching and writing, and am actively seeking new opportunities. This summer I will be focusing on building […]Read More Starting Life’s Next Chapter… with Scan-A-Rama 3D!