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Master of Pen and Ink: The Monumental Drawings of Ikeda ManabuJune 27, 2013

June 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen in his hand, and hundreds of days to fill with faintly imperceptible progress from a mind brimming with explosive creativity.

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Polyester elastomer baked by Tokujin Yoshioka

June 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The Pane chair is made of a translucent spongy material called polyester elastomer. A half cylindrical part is covered with a sheet and baked in an oven to fix its shape, with the ends of the arms remaining exactly like two pieces of twisted textile.

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Robot Art: Harvey Moon’s Drawing Machines

June 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Harvey Moon had a difficult time drawing, so he made a machine to do it for him. To further confuse the idea of “the artist” he lets a cricket control the machine. Watch the video from The Creator’s Project below! Drawing made by tracking a cricket.

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Social Signage: Digital Street Sign Gives Dynamic Directions

June 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

The shape is a familiar classic – a central post pointing toward different destinations, sometimes near and other times a world away. This evolved version, however, replaces static locations and fixed directions with interactive ones.

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Giant New Sound Installation by Zimoun Inside an Abandoned Chemical Tank

May 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Prolific sound artist Zimoun (previously here and here) just completed what may be his most ambitious project ever, a towering sound installation inside an abandoned toluene tank in Dottikon, Switzerland.

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Robot exoskeleton suits that could make us superhuman

May 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

(CNN) — If you’ve been dreaming of strapping on your own “Iron Man” armor, you might have to wait a while longer. But revolutionary “bionic exoskeletons,” like the metal suit worn by comic book hero Tony Stark, might be closer than you think — just don’t expect to fly away in one.

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Hairy skyscraper to collect energy through piezo-electric straws

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Stockholm-based architecture firm Belatchew is proposing to retrofit a tower on one of the city’s island neighborhoods with 14 new floors and millions of tiny piezo-electric ‘straws’.

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Meet Mataerial, the anti-gravity 3D printer

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

When you think 3D printers, chances are you think of a cube-like desktop device. Something that can create anything you can design — as long as your creation is small enough to fit within the printer’s build platform.

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Earthscraper: Inverted Pyramid Spans 1000 Vertical Feet

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Skyscrapers are the traditional small-footprint solution for growing square footage in big cities, but what are developers to do in growing places like Mexico City where new building construction is limited to just ten stories tall?

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Knock Knock Calculator

May 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

Knock Knock is a clever Arduino-controlled calculator toy, designed for small children. The user knocks out a calculation on the surface — addition, multiplication, subtraction, or division — and Knock Knock will spit back the solution, in the form of knocks, of course.

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