I think a wormhole just opened somewhere…
The songs of whales and dolphins can be beautiful to the ear. Now acoustics engineer Mark Fischer has created a way to make them visually pleasing too. What’s more, his technique captures more information about the sound than traditional ways of visualising whalesong.
This book and global experiment are poised to be one of the most important vehicles to understanding how people exist in today’s global village. I highly recommend you download the app tomorrow! and participate.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about all the possibilities inherent in 3-D printing. And the technology’s potential future is tantalizing: hospitals printing bespoke organs to fit transplant patients, the military and manufacturers solving design problems on the fly and smart machines making their own offspring, to name just a few.
But one area we haven’t looked at yet where 3-D printing is already making its mark is in the art world. A tribe of technophile artists is embracing 3-D printing for its ability to make intricate, complex shapes with seemingly impossible angles and undulating curves. And who knows? Maybe, like in Apple’s successful product creation formula where design meets engineering, some of these artists’ bright ideas will help the technology advance.
Here are just a few samples of 3-D printed work that have caught our eye.
(Top Image: 3-D printed lamps by Nervous System on display at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Photo courtesy Nervous System.)
Like many famous authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel was an ad guy before he became a household name. See his work here, from UC San Diego’s Dr. Seuss Collection.
More pictures Before Green Eggs: The Advertising Work Of Dr. Seuss
A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.
Love Alice in Wonderland, check out my Alice stained glass
Gettin cray in the studio.
This beats the hell out of my dinky little studio!! This also happens to be my bedroom lol. That’s NYC living for you.
Highly suggest watching this movie.
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