Video of Reed Ghazala – Circuit Bending Mastermind

To get you all excited for the Bent Festival that is starting tomorrow here is a video of Reed Ghazala, the man credited with inventing circuit bending. Motherboard.tv‘s excellent Sound Builders series, takes you inside his workshop and shares a little history as well.

If you like this you should also check out their documentary of last year’s bent fest.

Bent Festival 2011 – News and Kickstarter Project

Bent Speak and Math

This is a great event and I’m so glad it’s finally here again! In their own words:

The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating circuit bending and its related creative practices: DIY electronics, hardware hacking, glitch, software art, abstract video. Each year artists are welcomed from across the country and around the globe to share their craft through performances, workshops, video screenings, art exhibitions, and installations. The festival, as a whole, showcases the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture.”

They have a Kickstarter project going right now with only a few days left so if you’d like to help out now is the time! Here is a link to their Kickstarter page

If you’ve never hear of circuit bending, or if you’d like to hear some wild electronics, here is a great introduction video: