One of Michigan's two Art-O-Mats found a new home in Ann Arbor last night, at the mysterious and wonderful Libert Street Robot Supply and Repair, the storefront for 826michigan, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for students ages 6 to 18. Follow the 826 link for more information about the 826 mission, which is also presently active in San Francisco, Brooklyn, Venice, Seattle, Chicago and Boston. It was a wild and noisy night, as the event coincided with the Rolling Sculpture Car Show. You can see some of the cars through the windows of the space. Take a spin with the 'bots, and see more after the bump~
The robot in the window displays faces of the young writers.
Just so you know, i would NEVER make a robot cry.
And here is the robot of the evening (with me in his mirror), Greeny.
See more mad 'bots after the jump`
Some of Greeny's selections - art in a cigarette pack size @ five bucks a pop.
Took (manager of the Michigan Art-O-Mats) and i were singing our "binary solos" just before we saw this corner of the storefront.
You can buy robots and 'parts', with proceeds going to 826michigan.