Tom B Sturm is a Los Angeles based sound artist and instrument builder whose absurd, speculative creations critique and reimagine the relationship between humans and technology. Their work explores different facets of their own history and identity. Drawing from experiences building and repairing electronics, furniture, and computers, they approach created dilemmas by making custom devices. These new instruments stretch and explore rules and traditions as an extension to their passion for orchestration and interface design. They use artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, and circuit bending to develop new methods of exploring technology from a personal perspective. In constructing, documenting, and sharing these inventions and discoveries, Tom seeks to empower others to create their own devices.