Meet the Team

Below is the international team that brings you Automata Magazine.

Marc Horovitz

Editor – Marc Horovitz (USA)
Marc started Automata Magazine in 2019. He has been building automata for 20+ years and has work in museums and private collections. 

Debbie Morgan

Publisher and Subscription Manager
– Debbie Morgan (NZ)

Debbie makes sure that subscriptions run smoothly and bills are paid. She became involved in Automata Magazine through her Dad, who is an avid maker of automata.

Stephen Spicer

Art Director – Stephen Spicer (UK)
Stephen has been interested in automata since he was small, inspired by seaside amusement arcades. He later began to think about making his own, but it wasn’t until he had access to a laser cutter that some took shape.

Sarni Horovitz

Sari Horovitz – Copy Editor (USA)
Sari is a huge fan of automata in all shapes and sizes. She most enjoys the amazing virtuosity and creativity of automata makers.

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards – Copy Editor (UK)
An electronics hobbyist since childhood, Martin incorporates electronics and microprocessor control into his automata. However, inspired by Automata Magazine, he is now learning and applying some more traditional techniques!

Sharon Fraser

Sharon Fraser – Social Media (Canada)
Automata have always intrigued Sharon, but it was the discovery of Paul Spooner’s cutout book Museum of the Mind that cemented her fascination with paper automata in particular.

Jim Coffee

Jim Coffee – Forum Moderator (USA)
Jim has just two priorities in his life…his wife and automata.
He designs and creates automata near San Diego, California.