More and more, virtual reality is blurring the boundaries between our online and offline worlds, creating new levels of interaction with the world around us.Read More
Looking into fossil fuel alternatives is an ongoing process, in which many powerful energy companies are not to ready/willing to invest. Luckily, besides economical profitability, there are also small scale companies whom strife for a greener future and work hard on finding ways to produce clean, renewable energy.Read More
Again, Apple makes lives easier with their new and hyper-futuristic/intuitive way to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch in the car.Read More
3D printing is on the rise, but the bridge between concept and well-executed print is still long for allot of consumers. This new app presents a solution by gapping that bridge and at the same time making designs more exciting than the typical pre-made pencil-toppers, cups, and figurines.Read More
Surely print is not dead, instead, the magazine business seems to be flourishing with smart, new publications and their exciting new digital incarnations.Read More
Inspired by the work of philosopher Rudolf Steiner and occultist Max Heindel, Carrie Mae Rose, presents her project “Bodycrowns,” a collaboration with Dr. Dan Steingart of Princeton University, exploring poetic models of future garments that are supposed to assist the human transition from a terrestrial to a solar species.Read More
http://youtu.be/oDAw7vW7H0c Every once in a while a new concept appears that is so good that everyone hopes it will become a reality. Phonebloks is a good example.
Dutch designer Dave Hakkens is currently building the “Phoneblok,” a smartphone that holds its electrical components in individual blocks. Through this technique, you could not only customize your phone by picking up blocks specifically serving your purpose, but also replace a block/individual component when it’s damaged, keeping the rest of the phone intact.
The Silk Pavilion created by the MIT Media Lab shows just how amazing collaboration between digital and biological fabrication can be.
The Pavilion is a network made from a CNC 3D printing machine which has become a cloud-like structure with the addition of natural netting from the 6,500 live silkworms squirming all over its shell.
Silkworms have been used for millennia to give us our beloved silk, yet that process has always required a level of harvesting-boiling cocoons to generate silk filament. MIT has discovered how to manipulate the worms to shape silk for us natively.
Through biological hacks, tweaking light, heat, and basic geometric scaffolding, researchers can guide the worms to create the intricate and varied patterns necessary to beautiful and complex creations.
"The geometrical density of the pavilion, as well variations in heat and natural light, caused the silkworms to “migrate to darker and denser areas.” To that end, the students gave The Silk Pavilion a season-specific sun path diagram.”
In short, a biological swarm can break outside the bounds of even the largest 3-D printer, building structures in their actual environments, like a 3-D printer that can print itself with all the virulence of an insect colony.
A recap after a month’s publishing, we’d like to share with you our favorite posts, check them out below!Read More
Many people, especially the ‘iGeneration,’ will find it difficult to imagine life pre-internet including all other forms of technology. Most of us are on the Internet every day and unaware that this affects us.Read More
Toyota and French designer Jean-Marie Massaud designed the perfect “anti-excess” car that that beautifully strips the automobile down to its basic core.Read More