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October 25, 2013

Assembly: Made In Rhode Island — Fancy Contraption with Chris Bull and Brian Chapman

  • 10_25 A Bull - Matt Head Tube

Photography by Chris Bull

12 – 1 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.

Kipp Bradford curates Made in Rhode Island: Fancy Contraption from 10/22-10/27.
Part storytelling, part demo, part discussion. Making Things can sometimes seem like magic. From Air conditioning and Arduino to Robots to Sensors interacting with people and the environment, come behind the scenes to see the magic happen and understand how you too can be part of the world of Makers.Kipp Bradford

10/25: Chris Bull and Brian Chapman
A slide show and discussion of the history of bicycle design, and evolutions in materials and techniques.Chris Bull and Brian Chapman

Free with museum admission.

Kipp Bradford is an educator, technology consultant, and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He was the founder or cofounder of start-ups in the fields of transportation, consumer products, HVAC, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects have turned into Kippkitts. Kipp is the author of Distributed Network Data, (hardware hacking for Data Scientists) and launched the Data Sensing Lab, both with Alasdair Allan. Kipp co-founded Revolution By Design, a non-profit education and research organization dedicated to empowerment through technology and coorganizes Rhode Island’s mini Maker Faire. As the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer at the Brown University School of Engineering, Kipp teaches several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. He serves on the boards of The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, The Providence Athenaeum, and the community arts organization AS220. He is also on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine, is a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University, and is an Adjunct Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Chris Bull is a bicycle frame builder and obsessive DIYer. He founded Circle A Cycles, a custom bicycle frame, paint and restoration shop in Providence in 2001. Other interests include grease cars, and his wife Sara and son Oscar.

Brian Chapman is a custom bicycle frame builder from Providence, Rhode Island. With a love of the craft and attention to detail, Brian’s bikes focus on a holistic aesthetic, marrying vintage bicycle styles with modern functionality. His educational background is in engineering and his life background is in flatland BMX.