Michael Schippling persists in attempting to order the confusion of material that passes through his life by reading, writing, and constructing artifacts. His work, written, pasted, welded, photographed, machined, and digitized, has been published and exhibited throughout the country. He has an Aesthetic Studies degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he studied photography and theater; and later, taught the introductory and advanced Electronic Music seminars that he was not qualified to take as a student. The degree proved useful in exhibit design arguments with the director of the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco. He taught the Machine Shop for Artists class at the Crucible in Berkeley, was a systems software engineer in Oakland, and a robotics researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. He is currently at large in Santa Fe, NM.