Michael Joaquin Grey is an American artist, inventor, and toy designer based in New York City.

“For the past twenty years, Michael Joaquin Grey has been creating work that extends and plays with the boundaries of art, science, and media. His investigations revolve around the development and the origins of life, language, and form—as related to natural and complex systems. […]. Grey’s artistic exploration led to the invention of Zoob, a modeling system and toy that emulates dynamic and living systems. Most recently he has been exploring computational cinema andautonomic drawing with sound, motion, and video primitives.”[1]

“Grey’s work can be explicitly technological, utilizing supercomputers to generate and visualize self-organizing systems, and producing precious works of microscopic precision and great orders-of magnitude using stereolithography. At other times, the things he makes are extremely down-to-earth and tactile, invoking, if not demanding, haptic engagement with them. […] ‘On a certain level, it’s really very simple,’ he says, ‘ I’m just trying to figure out where I come from.'”[2]


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[1] http://www.bitforms.com/images/pdf/biocv/grey_bio.pdf

[2] Edward A. Shanken, From Drips to ZOOBs: The Cosmology of Artist/Inventor Michael Grey, http://www.artexetra.com/Drips2Zoobs.pdf

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