Jewel Tube Radio
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A new exciting find, and it survived the last 80 or so years with out breaking as it is made of an early form of plastic. Wrap around asymmetric grill and curvilinear form, an iconic beauty from the tube radio era for sure!

Update information about the radio:

Viz radios were made by the Molded Insulation Company, of Philadelphia circa 1947.  They appear to have used only one cabinet style, but they were made in a bewildering array of marbleized colors, some quite bizarre, as well as solid white and red, and usually with knobs in contrasting colors. Source: (http://uv201.com/Radio_Pages/viz_radios.htm)

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Animatronic eyes

Just finished 3d printing and building these full motion animatronic eyes. They are controlled by a servo control card and software that allows you to program action groups. I am looking to possibly use these in an art installation.

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"MARS" Sean Langlais Solar Sound Art Installation

Written by Casey Collins

While no “little green Martians” in flying saucers will be on display, guests are still in for a surprise when Eastern Connecticut State University hosts contemporary artist Sean Langlais’ exhibition, “Mars: A Sound Art Installation.” Showing from Oct. 26 to Dec.7 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC), “Mars” will be the first exhibition of its kind on Eastern’s campus. An opening reception will occur Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m.

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See/Hear ‘Mars’ Sound Art at Eastern
Written by Casey Collins   While no “little green Martians” in flying saucers will be on display, guests are still in for a surprise when Eastern Connecticut State University hosts contemporary artist Sean Langlais’ exhibition, “Mars: A Sound Art Installation.” Showing from Oct. 26 to Dec.7 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC), “Mars” will be the first exhibition of its kind on Eastern’s campus. An opening reception will occur Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m.

Written by Casey Collins

While no “little green Martians” in flying saucers will be on display, guests are still in for a surprise when Eastern Connecticut State University hosts contemporary artist Sean Langlais’ exhibition, “Mars: A Sound Art Installation.” Showing from Oct. 26 to Dec.7 in the Art Gallery of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC), “Mars” will be the first exhibition of its kind on Eastern’s campus. An opening reception will occur Nov. 2 from 4-6 p.m.

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Western Electric 216A
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New photography images (large) juxtaposed to solar sound art installation, hanging now at Three Rivers Gallery, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich CT. Invitation announcement to follow.

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Blaupunkt Riviera Omnimat
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I just managed to bring this radio back to life after what must have been a very long nap. Found in the state of Maine, it features a tuning meter, AM, FM, and Shortwave Bands.

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The Amplion

The Amplion

 

A sound installation sculpture

Artist: Sean Langlais

 

 

A multi chamber tall, long, but thin structure, running along a wall with rectilinear features or free standing and circular, with curvilinear features, acoustic amplification sculpture in which the public is invited to momentarily place their communication device, such as a smart phone, in a niche, to create a unique sound art experience.

 

Several individuals will be able to combine their efforts in an attempt to create a symphony of sound. There could be 20, 30, or even more depending on final design.

 

For those who become more interested in the Amplion, there will be simple web link information such as QR codes to access content such as experiential sound sources on the artists web site or the university web site. A program could even be made available which could turn the individuals device into a sound sampler, synthesizer, keyboard, etc.

 

This sculpture would require no power and no unusual maintenance, it would be beautiful to look at, designed to work with the architectural space. It would be able to expand its function via optional online content that could be used to communicate all sorts of concepts, advertising, exploration, games of human interaction, sound art exploration, etc.

 

Build materials could be wood, printed plastic, thin metals.

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Sean Langlais Art Show

Sean Langlais Art Show

February 15 - March 17, 2017

Opening Reception Wednesday, 22 Feb. 2017

Spirol Gallery Quinebaug Community College,

742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson, CT 06239
860.932.4000

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Solar Sound Bowl, Experiment

This is a plastic salad bowl, hanging on a nail, with a solar charging circuit attached. When the light charges it to around 1.5 volts, the energy is released into a dangling motor with an eccentric cam attached to the shaft. The motor and cam then bounces off the plastic and creates a tapping sound. It is my hope to soon install 20 of these into a space to hear the sound they create and the patterns of sound created with the changing sun reactions.

1950's Gray Research Turntable

1950's Gray Research Turntable, just restored and working great, it is an early belt driven turntable built like a battle ship according to the original ads. The platter is quite heavy. The test record is Bobby Darin, song is Black Coffee.

The tone arm is also a gray research with an ADC cartridge. Gray research was located in Hartford CT.

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