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Fun Exhibits creates engaging experiences that demonstrate scientific principles from physics and renewable energies. These exhibits activate natural human curiosity-the powerful motivator for learning.

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Cooperative Phonograph

Oct 18, 2013 | No Comments

The Cooperative Phonograph uses forgotten 19th century audio technology in an all-new type of sculpted experience that is regarded as magic by the current generation of digital natives. Several different textured sound waves can be scraped- using a business card as the phonograph stylus. One person spins huge record disc to maintain the rotation frequency ...

Fun Exhibits at Maker Faire New York Sept. 21-22

Sep 20, 2013 | No Comments
Fun Exhibits at Maker Faire New York Sept. 21-22

      Fun Exhibits will be at Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science in the special exhibitors section Sat/Sun Sept. 21-22, 2013.  Michael Flynn’s Maker Page is here. Check out the newest exhibits! Cooperative Phonograph and the inflatable Cloud Bean:  

University of Michigan Art & Design Faculty News

May 21, 2013 | No Comments
University of Michigan Art & Design Faculty News

A&D NEWS May 13, 2013 Michael Flynn: Flint Public Art Fest   UM Stamps School Lecturer Michael Flynn‘s Cooperative Phonograph helped to activate an extended sense of community through cooperative play at The Flint Public Art Festival, May 3rd through 5th. The festival served as the inaugural opening of parkland reclaimed for public use from ...

Inflatable dome in the works!

Apr 28, 2013 | No Comments
Inflatable dome in the works!

Check out the Flint FreeCity Public Art Festival Flynn’s CloudBean inflatable shelter for Flint FreeCity Art Fest May 3,4 & 5, 2013 First puff into inflatable 10 meter diameter mylar hemisphere. Check out the lighting phenomena at 1:54. Thanks to Brent Bucknam for his build assistance, Marty Hedler for design consultations and to MakerWorks Ann ...

May 3-5, Free City Public Art Festival, Flint

Apr 20, 2013 | No Comments
May 3-5, Free City Public Art Festival, Flint

Fun Exhibits will be premiering a new inflatable dome as part of the Free City Public Art Festival, a three-day international public art festival that will take place in Flint, Michigan from May 3 to 5, 2013 in and around an abandoned, former Chevrolet manufacturing site known as Chevy-in-the-Hole.

Cooperative Phonograph

Apr 20, 2013 | No Comments
Cooperative Phonograph

Fun Exhibits will premiere a new interactive, public art piece for the Chelsea Art Walk that opens June 2013. The Interactive Phonograph will be on display in downtown Chelsea, Michigan for one year. http://youtu.be/fuT1dEnNBjM My cooperative phonograph uses forgotten 19th century mechanical-audio magic in a sculpted interactive experience. This all-metal phono-record sculpture is unique because ...