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3 Part Series: The Magical Automata of Francois Junod Part 3

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String and glass and wire and clay and cloth. Can you imagine all of those elements put together into a life-like entity batting its eyes at you or showing off a magic trick? Something so real that you can’t pull your eyes away. Francois Junod can. He is one ... Read more

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3 Part Series: The Magical Automata of Francois Junod Part 2

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Francois Junod practices the art of automata, giving personality and life to a machine. Some call it creepy and weird to see such human qualities emerge from inanimate objects like gears and clay and cloth, but we see elegant poetry and magic.  Automata can be put in two categories, which ... Read more

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3 Part Series: The Magical Automata of Francois Junod Part I

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I’m going to let you in on a secret. Tucked away in the mountains of Ste. Croix, Switzerland there’s a workshop where a man makes mysterious magic. He breathes life into objects, turning the machine into an expressive entity, one that practically possesses a soul. Francois Junod is the wizard ... Read more

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