Scientists have used genetically engineered bacteria to recreate a masterpiece at a microscopic scale. By engineering E. coli bacteria to respond to light, they’ve guided the bacteria like tiny drones toward patterns that depict Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It’s not artistic recognition they’re after. Rather, the researchers want to show that these engineered organisms may someday be used as “microbricks” and living propellors.
Two weeks ago, in an industrial shed in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, a team of engineers installed a large, orange robot arm. It was a standard industrial robot arm, but it was not going to be used for standard purposes. The robot’s job would be to carve moulds for the casting of large-scale, metal sculptures. It is being installed by Urban Art Projects, a company that specializes in the manufacture of sculpture and custom architectural facades.
Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain.
Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at Stringless Art and Technology and many other amazing inventions.
A group of MIT scientists have recently 3D printed some spectacular glass creations.The glass sculptures were created by a group called Mediated Matter, led by Neri Oxman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The color and transparency of the glass can be altered, as well as other properties such as how the glass reflects and refracts light.
Elisabeth Buecher a textile-based installation artist and educator has invented a clever way to conserve water. Continue reading… “Shower curtain that limits your shower to 4 minutes”
The Markthal Rotterdam is an enormous new market hall that has opened its doors in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and it’s turning quite a few heads. The market hall is a curiously elongated horseshoe of a building, has a 36,000 square foot mural covering its rounded ceiling. (Photos)
The Smithsonian opened a virtual museum last year. The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer allows users to take a virtual tour of (and even 3D print) high-definition digital models of artifacts like Lincoln’s life mask or the Wright Brother’s plane. (Video)
As always, if your airline seat is not comfortable, just get up and walk around!
Quote of the Day: “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol
Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world around him.
Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!
Quote of the Day: “Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell
Alessandro Diddi is an Italian artist who has the ability to create real life from just a pencil and a piece of paper. He specializes in “anamorphic drawing”, a particular technique that if correctly executed gives the viewer the illusion that the drawings are actually popping out of the paper. (Photos)
When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!
Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell