Budmen Industries is a postdigital workshop.
That means everything we make – from technology to art – is created by our team of humans and robots.
While it might seem like we are focused on the future, we are actually far more interested in discovering what is possible right now – we call this the Possible Present. All of our projects explore the creative possibilities of the latest technology.
To bring these ideas to life, we use Industrial Imagination: our method of creating unconventional, imaginative, and artistic uses for industrial processes, tools, and materials.
We find that when you put a little industrial imagination towards exploring the possible present, incredible discoveries happen.
Isaac Budmen | Principal
Budmen is an artist, designer and lifelong inventor. His creative work exploring digital fabrication has been featured at the London Science Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and other venues. Budmen has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of Arts and been invited to share his ideas as a speaker at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, SxSW, and other venues.
Stephanie Keefe | Principal
Keefe is an artist, pastry chef, and photographer. Her creative work has been exhibited and sold in Syracuse, New York City, and Chicago. Keefe’s pastries have been featured at the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: Chicago and Bon Appétit’s The Chicago Gourmet. Her experimental work in bringing digital fabrication to the kitchen has received international attention.
Together, they created Budmen Industries.