Inventor, Artist & Laser cutter Pro - Meet Marvin
Our new laser cutter workshop leader is not only part of our community, he also has his own invention and art residency studio at KAOS, a space similar to ours with focus on coworking, a creative community and art in Berlin.
Our new laser cutter workshop leader, inventor and arists with his own invention and art residency studio at KAOS, a space similar to ours with focus on coworking and art in Berlin.
Our new laser cutter pro and workshop leader Marvin is not only part of our community, he also has his own studio at KAOS, a space similar to ours with focus on coworking, invention, community and art in Berlin.
For this interview we visited him in his invention and art residency and asked him all about his background, profession and the laser cutter workshop at MotionLab.Berlin (which you can book here).
ALL ABOUT MARVIN AND HIS BACKGROUND
Get to know more about Marvin, his background, how he came to MotionLab.Berlin and find out what else he is working on besides our laser cutter workshops.
Who are you Marvin? – I am Marv and I’m an Inventor. I studied Industrial Design and love to work on multidisciplinary projects.
How did you come to MotionLab.Berlin (and why)? – While in college, some friends and I also founded a makerspace. Ever since then, I love them! Working with different minds and having more possibilities together is what draws me to them. MotionLab.Berlin in particular is a great space due to the fact that it offers a broad range of opportunities for inventing things, working on projects and creating art in Berlin.
Where can the community find you when you are not in our lab? – The answer of course is… drumroll please.. also another makerspace in Berlin! It is called KAOS Berlin and I have my own invention and art residency here. Feel free to give me a visit any time 😉
PASSION, LEARNING AND PROJECTS
My passion always was and still is inventing stuff. I love learning new things and being able to create my world around me.
Tell us about your passions and interests. Where did you work on your inventions and art in Berlin? What do you study?
My passion always was and still is inventing stuff. I love learning new things and being able to create my world around me. Since “Inventor” is not a job that you can apply for, I’ve studied Industrial Design in Magdeburg, where I was able to learn all the basics in a practical manner.
What was the last big learning that you had?
In the last year, I’ve learned multiple things. From how to rock tumble your 3d prints for a nicer surface finish, to how to mill and chamfer stuff directly on a laser cutter. But the biggest learning I probably had was how to plan your projects and how to manage expectations and occasional failures.
PAST AND FUTURE PROJECTS
Marvin told us about all his past and future projects, inventions and art in Berlin.
Tell us about your projects as an inventor and your art in Berlin.
Most of my projects usually involve some sort of 3D printed parts, electronics or mechanical components. My studio and art residency is one of my never ending projects. Making tools better accessible, creating a weird solder fume extractor or building new storage spaces in funky places is what I do regularly. My most ambitious and longest running project is the so-called “Foodloop”. It is supposed to become a fully autonomous food-farming-system, which is capable of disrupting the agriculture industry.
What projects are you currently working on? What are cool/nice/interesting projects that you were working on in the past?
Right now I’m working again on that Foodloop-thing I’ve mentioned above. In the past I’ve worked on a 3D monitor without glasses, a balloon-machine that sends out tweets to engage in protests, different kinds of furniture and the most fun was an army of bristle boots ready to guerrilla market the shit out of a public space! ;D
You can actually book Marvin for problem-solving and building things. We already booked him: For showing more people how to use our laser cutter lab. Welcome Marvin, keep going with your crazy projects. We are looking forward to the upcoming time together with you and many laser cutting and engraving workshops at our makerspace MotionLab.Berlin.
With this we also kickstart our new series: Artist Masterpieces at MotionLab.Berlin!
Are you interested in a laser cutter workshop with Marvin? Or one of our other machinery workshops and events? Look forward to our part 2 next week about our laser cutter workshops! Or visit our workshop page on our website.