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Inventor Portrait
June 20, 2010 1:50 PM   Subscribe

David Friedman, the guy behind sundaymagazing.org, has created a fascinating series of short docs and photos he calls Inventor Portraits. I particularly like the installment on life long inventor Brent Farley, and the man behind the Wilcraft.
posted by rageagainsttherobots (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool series, but man, the Brent Farley video is depressing.
posted by spiderskull at 3:57 PM on June 20, 2010


Neat! My girlfriend assisted Friedman when he shot three inventors in the SF Bay Area last year. They were David Palmer, Tami Galt and Douglas Engelbart. I'm surprised not to see Engelbart on his website. Brooke says he's a "sweetheart (and a flirt!)."
posted by brundlefly at 6:18 PM on June 20, 2010


Inventors, or product designers?
posted by romanb at 4:50 AM on June 21, 2010


My girlfriend assisted Friedman when he shot three inventors in the SF Bay Area last year. They were David Palmer, Tami Galt and Douglas Engelbart. I'm surprised not to see Engelbart on his website. Brooke says he's a "sweetheart (and a flirt!)."

Just to be clear, Engelbart was the flirt, not me (David). There are lots of inventors who aren't on the website yet. I've shot 30 so far, which puts me about halfway to my goal. Many will be posted online, but I have to save some of them for the book!

romanb: For the most part, I restricted the project to people who hold utility patents, as opposed to design patents. I may have made a few exceptions when the person didn't have a patent and I had to decide if they were still interesting enough to include. But the line between inventor and product designer is often a fine one (even among those who do have utility patents).
posted by ironicsans at 6:00 AM on June 21, 2010


Ha! Yes, I should have been more clear about that.
posted by brundlefly at 11:59 AM on June 21, 2010


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