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.
Category Archives: 4. Paper Sculpture
March 2, 2011The old steel giant decided thatthe time to break his moorings and escapehad finally come.The Bora, blowing at over 170 km/h,was his accomplice.Quickly, Ursus gained the sea.Two tugs launchedin pursuit.It took hours to bridle himand bring him back … Continue reading
The MOON (High relief cm 33x23x6)
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
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… ____
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