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Digital Stone Project

The future of stone carving is being revolutionized with both CNC milling and other computer controlled processes. Daniel Durning hosts a discussion with two of the founding members of the Digital Stone Project, Robert Michael Smith and Barry X Ball who will demystify the cybernetic breakthroughs in Digital Sculpture.

Robert Michael Smith is a digital sculptor and professor of art and technology at New York Institute of Technology. Smith has been an active pioneer of digital sculpture, 3D visualization/animation, Web design, virtual sculptures for the Web, virtual actors for computer gaming, as well as a significant art and technology educator. Smith is President of the Sculptors Guild, founding board member of the Digital Stone Project.

Barry X Ball is a New York sculptor currently working on portrait sculpture projects, including a work based on Matthew Barney that presents the head of the artist carved in Mexican onyx, at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, New York (2004). Barry X Ball is represented by Salon 94 in New York. Also visit


Art & Technology


Art & Technology is a radio program that investigates how advancements in new technologies are affecting artists and their work. The series consists of interviews with contemporary visual and audio artists discussing their work, influences, aesthetics and the technical issues they encounter in the creation of their art, relating their personal views about the uses and usages of new media in the art world today. The show opens a discourse with artists working in Interactive, Performance, Screen Based, and Audio and Sound Based media about the role that dynamic technologies play in contemporary art and their own artwork.