Cody James Norman: The Visible Hand

3D-printed cube made of aqua mesh with purple and red elements inside
Cody James Norman. Cube^3. 3-D Print. 5 x 5 x 5 in. 2017. Photo: Aden Solway.

Cody James Norman utilizes digital fabrication tools alongside traditional analog processes to explore the relationship between humans and technology.

His exhibit, The Visible Hand, is on display April 13 through June 10 on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center in the Popular Library Exhibit Cases and Congress Corridor East Display Window.

The Visible Hand is a direct result of collaboration between man and machine. This work challenges the stigma associated with automation and demonstrates how collaboration with robots can produce objects that showcase the unique skills of both the human and the machine, which both leave traces of their “artistic hand” on the finished piece.

Cody is a Chicago-based artist and designer who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2016. He teaches private 3-D printing classes and currently works as an assistant manager in an instructional shop at SAIC.

Cody will give an artist talk and robot demonstration on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chicago Authors Room on the 7th Floor of Harold Washington Library Center.