Old sewing machines, slide projectors, a record turntable, video camera, and typewriter took on new – and creative – life at the hands of Emerson students recently. The Inventors Club sponsored a “Found Art” Design Contest and the submissions were arty and amusing. How about Dalek Helmet, iNoWork Camera, the Balomatic, and A Small Design Flaw?
Students began this project by selecting an old piece of equipment from an assortment found at the Ann Arbor Recycle Center. Machines were taken apart, interesting or useful pieces saved. Then came the challenge – create a piece of art using only the parts from the original machine. Faculty voted for their favorites.
Michael Wilson, Emerson 8th grade Science teacher, “invented” this cool elective. Thumbs up for creativity all around!