mo·tion con·trol, n  industry term used to describe a variety of techniques for orchestrating the movement of machinery and objects. "Robotics," "CNC," and "automation" are all forms of motion control.

The purpose of this site is to suggest that motion control is an emerging medium for artistic expression.

A nice introductory interview with Cool Hunting:

Despite the universal use of motion control in industrial settings, its use by artists has been hampered by the enormous cost of commercial equipment. Therefore, the only means for artists to explore this new medium is to build their own equipment from scrapped components of industrial machines. I have spent the past 15 years pursuing this goal. In so doing, I find myself on an unpredictable path winding through three landscapes: science, art, and education.

It is my hope that these pages may provide both inspiration and directly useful information to others wishing to explore this new medium. read more »

Bruce Shapiro