Mike Warren is a designer, inventor, and popular science writer steeped in maker culture whose work has been featured in Wired, New York Times, Popular Scientist, CNET, and New Scientist.Jonothan Woodward creates food, product, interior, and lifestyle images for a wide range of clients.
"Designer, inventor, and fabricator Mike Warren decided to look
inside pretty much any object he could get his hands on. Rather
than simply using a screwdriver to open them up, he opted to use a
state-of-the-art, 60,000-psi water jet cutter to slice them in two.
Cut in Half, the book, exposes 'The Hidden World Inside
Everyday Objects, ' from boom boxes to boxing gloves. To accompany
the stunning photographs [by Jonothan Woodward], Warren describes
the inner workings and materials of each item."
-My Modern Met
"Have you ever wished you could look inside the guts of your drill, video game console, or vacuum cleaner? The hidden worlds inside these everyday electronics are on full view in Cut in Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects, a book of mesmerizing photographs of objects that have been perfectly cut in half. . . . Accompanying each photograph are explanations from Warren, who has been doing this for years on his YouTube channel, that walk us through the amazing complexity of the many apparently simple objects."
"Warren's YouTube videos showing him cutting open power drills and soccer cleats proved so popular that he ended up creating a dedicated channel just for them. To date, he has sliced up more than 80 objects, several dozen of which are included in deluxe photobook, featuring photographs by Jonothan Woodward and annotations by Warren. Although he's cut open iPhones, DSLR cameras, and laptops, one of Warren's favorite object autopsies was the humble clothing iron."
Holiday Gift Guide Pick "Mike Warren has already racked up thousands of views on his YouTube channel by slicing things in half, but now you can see the effects of his high-pressure waterjet cutter up close in this photo-heavy volume. Five themed chapters include everything from a laptop to a novelty fish singing toy."
"Let your device addict explore the fascinating inner workings of common household items with this book from gadget You Tuber Mike Warren."
"Waterjet master Mike Warren bisects items on his You Tube channel to viewers' delight. He now documents his work in his new book Cut in Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects, peeling open everything from golf clubs to digital cameras with the precision that only a waterjet cutter can provide."