News Blog - The Real Art news blog delivers everything you ever wanted to know about our projects and people. Plus up-to-the-minute announcements, accolades and anything fun that’s worth a mention.

News Blog - The Real Art news blog delivers everything you ever wanted to know about our projects and people. Plus up-to-the-minute announcements, accolades and anything fun that’s worth a mention.

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Proto BuildBar Brings the Maker Movement Mainstream

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The next epicenter of the maker revolution isn’t in Brooklyn, Portland, or Berlin. It’s in Dayton, Ohio, inside an unremarkable brick-fronted building that previously housed a ballet school. Today, the ballet barre has been replaced with a bourbon bar, and instead of tiaras and tutus, there’s a wall of 3D printers and a healthy stock of DIY electronics kits.

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Announcements

Real Art Welcomes Bud Dickman

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Real Art welcomes Brian “Bud” Dickman as the newest addition to our team. He is a Video Specialist/Editor working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. Dickman will be filling a variety of roles on video projects, at every stage of the production process.

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design

Secret Santa Shop Creeper

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Scott made this rolling creeper for Bryan Campbell in 2013

There’s just one rule to our annual Secret Santa Gift Exchange: you must make the gift yourself.  Scott Burtscher, Real Art’s Chicago Creative Director, shares one of his favorite gift projects and offers a word of advice…

I would have to say that the rolling shop creeper I made for Bryan Campbell last year has been my favorite gift I’ve made. I have made gifts that had bigger “wow” moments – for either creative or presentation reasons – but I can honestly say this one turned out exactly as I envisioned.

Scott’s Gift Advice: Don’t get caught up in what everyone else is doing and just rock your gift. There is a large collection of amazingly talented people at Real Art and someone is absolutely making something way more awesome and/or ambitious than you.

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design

Biofabricate Conference: Growing the Future

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Last week’s Biofabricate summit brought together artists, scientists, and designers to share projects and discuss the growing concept of biology-as-technology. My interest in this subject began before coming to Real Art, when I assisted William Myers on his book Bio Design. So I had a blast attending this all-day series of talks and discussions. Here are a few highlights…

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design

Secret Santa Rudolph Ornaments

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Tom made these ornaments for Jenn Gobrail in 2013

There’s just one rule to our annual Secret Santa Gift Exchange: you must make the gift yourself.  Tom Davis, Real Art’s Motion Animator, shares one of his favorite gift projects and offers a word of advice…

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