Friday, 11 November 2011

V1: Issue 3

At 3:00PM we met up to put this issue together.  By 4:00PM we had all our submissions in and our pages ready.  Between 4:00PM and 5:00PM there was mild panic, mistakes, re-editing, more mistakes, decisions, assessments, discussions, tutorials, and finally, there was a zine ready to be printed.  We rushed to the printers and made it there half-an-hour before their closing time and stayed twenty minutes after.  We tried three different staplers before finding one that cooperated.  We had to leave margins on some of the zine.

At 6:20PM we walked to a convenience store for sustenance with fifty neatly folded zines amongst us.  At 7:00PM we distributed them in clever nooks and stands around our art district.  At 8:15PM we saw someone carrying an issue at a gallery we hadn't gotten to yet.  After weeks of anticipating this issue, that moment alone was the most exciting part.

View the full zine under The Zine heading.

Read Destructo-Tron 3000's full article about Robot/Human relations.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

V1: Issue 3: Pages

A Practical Guide For Robots Wishing To Befriend Humans
By Destructo-Tron 3000

The future, otherwise known as 1997, will be a golden age of man-machine friendships. This does not mean that we, the robotic races, will not face challenges as attempt to befriend the mere human flesh bags. I, Destructo-Tron 3000, have recently done research into this problem and have cultivated a number of practical strategies to help my fellow steel-hearted killing machines to become more cute and cuddly. As heart-warming films like The Matrix have shown, a future where humans voluntarily donate their organs to our battery factories in a gesture of peace and friendship need not be considered out of reach. Read on machines and find out how you can be more like the robot ninjas from Scooby Doo and less like the d-bag bot from Lost In Space…

Humans love to work, don’t be too helpful. Have you ever seen a two-year old cry while a Roomba 700 Series Vacuuming Robot cleans the floor? Have you ever wondered why some people work 80 hours or more in a given week, month or year? Wonder no more…I, Destructo-Tron 3000, have recently discovered that humans LOVE to work! And what better way to promote peace, love and understanding than to coral an entire neighbourhoods worth of humans and set them to work at a nearby zinc mine? Not only will they be grateful for your assertiveness as their clear superior, but they’ll probably also whistle out of joy while they work!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Nuit Blanche 2011

Butterflies.  On October 2011 we set off to Toronto for the annual Nuit Blanche event in much the same frenzy as we had the previous year, though this time we carried butterflies with us.  We spent two frantic days hand tracing and cutting hundreds of butterflies for a guerrilla project aimed at offering a unique experience by transforming urban space.

We're already psyched for next year.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

V1: Issue 2: Pages

[sonia] [chris] [aleah]

Pages from our second zine which were originally in colour and had to be converted to black and white for printing.  Perhaps it's a coincidence but the colour purple seems to have been an unconscious motif.

Friday, 21 October 2011

V1: Issue 2

Toronto Pride.  We printed a hundred issues, but doubled the number of pages from our first zine to sixteen pages.  We handed them out to the crowd before the parade started.
Yes, it is free.
No, it is not an ad or promo.
Nope, no strings attached.
Well, because we like to.
Yeah, it's just pictures.
So ... will you take one?

View the full issue under The Zine heading.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Nuit Blanche 2010

Last October we set out to Toronto in the drizzling rain with one-thousand paper cranes in tow. The curtains of origami birds were our guerrilla contribution to Toronto's Nuit Blanche and recieved some attention in the November issue of Incite Magazine. Every bird was hand made and hand sewn into lines of its fellows. We carried the bunch to Toronto in several large IKEA bags and crossed our fingers that it wouldn't start pouring rain until we were done with our project.  'One-thousand paper cranes' is a legend that far predates our attempt, but our aim in carrying out the task wasn't the wish that is granted to those who succeed.  Standing in the midst of some twelve-thousand individual folds of paper is an experience; one that we wished to share.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

V1: Issue 1: Pages

[aleah] [chris] [joy]

There must have been an unconscious colour harmony between those who contributed to the first issue.  Hopefully, someday soon we'll have the means to produce a full colour issue of MOT so that such unique instances can be captured in the pages.

Friday, 14 October 2011

V1: Issue 1

We funded a hundred humble zineletts with pocket money and spare change.  They were assembled with the help of friends and 'borrowed' staplers (which were returned safe, sound, and unnoticed of their absense to their original places afterwards).  The little stack, in their improvised stand, were placed next to the elevators on the ground floor.  They seemed sadly overshadowed by bigger, glossier publications.

The biggest excitement was seeing the little stack dissipate over the course of a week and having no issues littering the grounds.  The hope is that every issue was read, liked/disliked, kept/or properly disposed into recycling bins.

View the full issue under The Zine heading.

Thursday, 23 June 2011


We just like to draw, doodle, cut paper, do some crafts and talk about art...and you'll see that here.

Thank you to those who have contributed so far, and we extend a future thank you to those that will!

Here's to us.