What are Automata?
Because of their diversity, automata are difficult to define. Here is our loose definition of them: “Machines that replicate human, animal, or inanimate objects’ motions, capabilities, and/or everyday tasks. These can be hand cranked, motor driven, or computer controlled.” This definition may be expanded as time flows. (Automata Magazine Group Forum)
My name is Giuseppe Civitarese (aka Pino), from Visintini, Italy. I am an oceanographer, and in my second life I am a card models builder and designer. My passion for paper modelling began in 2000, when I decided to build a paper castle for my little nephew Matteo. Later, Matteo never built any paper model. On the other hand, since then I've never abandoned this hobby. My specific interest is in designing paper automata, and terrestrial and celestial globes from digital replicas of antique maps.
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Di tutti i progetti di ponti di Leonardo, il ponte autoportante è certamente il più geniale nella semplicità della sua struttura e costruzione. Non sappiamo se questo ponte sia mai stato messo in pratica, ma non è difficile credere che … Continue reading
OGS Explora is an oceanic research vessel owned by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS. The ship offers the national and international scientific community a wide range of functionalities, being equipped with laboratories and scientific … Continue reading
It’s time for experiments… … Paper layering bathymetry of South Adriatic, the deepest sub-basin (1250 m) in the Adriatic Sea. … The South Adriatic is the deepest sub-basin of the Adriatic Sea, in the Mediterranean. It is a crucial … Continue reading
Nice improving of my automaton WAP by José Carpio: rotating propeller and fishes jumping in the sea. Nice job, José 😉 _
Experimenting layering technique with various types of cardstock. Infinite shades can be obtained from high quality printing of white or colored cards. A world to discover… ____
Dear friends, I think now more than ever it is important to practice our greatest attention and use extreme caution before joining, participating, discussing on various social, especially on facebook. We not always have the necessary concentration for a prudent … Continue reading
Do you need a castle to be 3D printed or, much better, to be printed on paper, cutout, and assembled? No matter how many towers, walls, crenellated ramparts you need: with Grand Castle Generator, you and your princess (or prince) … Continue reading
Direction/Set Design/Animation/Post Production DADOMANI Studio Director of Photography: Patrizio Saccò Graphics: Dadomani, Carlo Gazzi Set Building: Dadomani, Linda Vallone Music: Ramin Djawadi Sound Fx: Dadomani Client: Moleskine
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