"After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved,

science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity and form.

The greatest scientists are always artists as well."

ALBERT EINSTEIN

THE FUSIONEERING™ OF ART + SCIENCE

A. L. PRODUCTIONS, INC.

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THE ESSENTIALS

CREATING THE FUSION OF ART AND SCIENCE

At A. L. Productions, Paul Kirby uses paints, artist's brushes and a computer-controlled robot to create canvases alive with motion, depth and power; canvases which feature brush strokes that rival the human hand in both technique and artistry.

Visually exploring the artistic and mechanical concepts A. L. Productions employs, these six short videos will quickly introduce you to Paul Kirby, the robot and the incredible work they do together.

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ESSENTIALS ABOUT A. L. PRODUCTIONS

“A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.” - LEONARDO DA VINCI

Are Science And Art Two Sides Of One Coin?

While respecting the time-honored traditions of the brush and brush strokes in painting, A. L. Productions guides the brush in new and exciting ways, creating meaningful works of art through technology.

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FUSIONEERING™

BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO A BOLD IDEA

Fusioneering™ is a creative process in which a person brings together two or more in-depth fields of knowledge and produces something amazing  that changes the way we think.

This is the very process Paul Kirby uses to produce paintings using the traditional tools of paint brushes and canvas as well as technological tools like computers and robotics.

These five short videos define Fusioneering™ and explore it's realms.

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ABOUT FUSIONEERING™

ENGINEERING NEW AVENUES OF EXPRESSION

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

“Do whatever you do intensely. The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life.”

Artistically manipulating the brush is a primary task for the robot, Dulcinea.

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PAUL KIRBY

CREATIVE SPARK TECHNICAL VISIONARY FUSIONEER

The force behind A. L. Productions and the creator of the robot, Dulcinea, Paul Kirby holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard. Previous to his current interests, Paul Kirby worked in marketing at Hewlett Packard and as a high-tech, venture capitalist in Boulder, CO. In addition, Paul has spent over 20 years painting and studying fine arts.  Read more here.

 

These six short videos reveal not only Paul Kirby's background and influences, they show how these elements shaped his character.

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ABOUT PAUL KIRBY

Oscar Wilde

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."

These ports connect control data for the pneumatic systems used by the robot to change paint vessels.

INTEGRATING SOFTWARE INTO A POWERFUL PARTNER

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THE ROBOT

UNIQUE FULLY-AUTOMATED ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

The A. L Production's robot, Dulcinea, herself a work of art, implements painting techniques and brush strokes with fully-automated arm, wrist and brush movements. She also changes her own paint and cleans her own bushes as needed. Read more here.

 

These six short videos explore the fascinating and intricate construction and systems of the robot.

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ABOUT THE ROBOT

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COMPUTERS AND

SOFTWARE

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INTRICATE LAYERS OF SOFTWARE

The A. L Productions robot, Dulcinea, is guided by two computers - one where the software source-material file is created and a second which controls the robot.

 

These four short videos reveal the various computer and software implementations as well as explore several paintings in depth.

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ABOUT COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE

“Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.”

ADVANCING ROBOTICS WITH CREATIVITY

Magdalena Abakanowicz

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PAINTINGS

MOVING  ABSTRACT FILLED WITH DEPTH

Using V+ robotic programming driving her articulated arm and wrist movements, the A. L Productions robot, Dulcinea, interprets hundreds of years of human painting technique and brush skills. Watch these four short videos to see more about how specific paintings were created.

Paul Kirby himself is a talented painter with a variety of canvases showcasing his skill.

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ABOUT PAINTINGS BY THE ROBOT

 

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