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: 6. Life
A clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”).
E’ tempo di bilanci e di ringraziamenti. Sono stati tre giorni molto intensi dove io, tendenzialmente orso, ho fatto un buon esercizio di socializzazione… Innanzitutto un immenso grazie a Cinzia Pizzi, senza la quale tutto ciò non sarebbe stato possibile … Continue reading
Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 Buon Natale e Felice 2012 Try ElfYourself at: http://elfyourself.jibjab.com Naurunappula: Raaputusarvat on muuten historian… – Netticasino
The transMediterranean oceanographic cruise on board of the research vessel Meteor gave me the opportunity to meet (and to share the cabin with) Fernando Rozada, a skilled bio/chem technician working in Vigo (Spain), but he comes from the region of Castilla … Continue reading
Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, is winter. But do not forget that in the other half of our Earth is summer, with warmy and sunny days! So, as the first post of my new site, I decided to add an old … Continue reading