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Bicycle Hacks

 All of my work with bicycles was inspired by this contraption. As a high school student, I loved to tinker and I aspired to bigger, better, faster, and wackier. The Go-Devil was the original hack, with a 49cc gas engine slapped on to a Schwinn Jaguar Cruiser. The work that came after spanned many functions, forms, and narratives.

All of my work with bicycles was inspired by this contraption. As a high school student, I loved to tinker and I aspired to bigger, better, faster, and wackier. The Go-Devil was the original hack, with a 49cc gas engine slapped on to a Schwinn Jaguar Cruiser. The work that came after spanned many functions, forms, and narratives.

Things That Go

Things That Go

The Go-Devil evolved into Things That Go, a series of contraptions built on narratives from my childhood. Each explored a different kind of relationship I had with my neighborhood as both people and place, and how movement and motion fostered empowered exploration.

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  Things That Go  was documented in user manuals, given at the exhibition as a continuation of the narrative. The manuals walked through the absurd functionality of each contraption.

Things That Go was documented in user manuals, given at the exhibition as a continuation of the narrative. The manuals walked through the absurd functionality of each contraption.

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The Walker

The Walker

The most recent, and most complicated build is The Walker. Based on the work of Theo Jansen, this contraption is a study in simple machines; a re-imagination of the way we bicycle. With three legs instead of a rear will, The Walker slowly chugs forward on its tennis-ball feet.

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 The walker could not have been built without the exploration and transparency of  Theo Jansen's work . His leg design, featured above, is a fascinating piece of engineering.

The walker could not have been built without the exploration and transparency of Theo Jansen's work. His leg design, featured above, is a fascinating piece of engineering.