Organ printing seemed like a crazy sci-fi pipe dream when researchers first started tinkering with it a couple years back. But it’s set to make the leap into real-world use in just a few years. As Information Week reports, Organovo, a company based in San Diego, is working on one of the world’s first commercial 3-D organ printers. Organovo expects the first production models to ship this year to biomedical researchers. Up until now, Organovo has been angel funded, but soon, they’ll be raising VC funds for an expansion.
Commissioned for Milan 2010, Jason Bruges Studio’s latest creation is a captivating artwork featuring Lumiblade OLEDs. Mimosa is an interactive artwork displaying behavior that mimics responsive plant systems.The piece was inspired by the Mimosa family of plants, which change kinetically to suit their environmental conditions. The studio has used the slim form of individual OLEDs to create delicate light petals, forming flowers, which open and close in response to visitors.
Today we have seen the loss of fashion designer Alexander McQueen. A truly exceptional creative individual that will be greatly missed. This happens to be one of our favorite McQueen shows from the Spring/Summer 1999 where he took a white dress and then splattered it w/ paint from 2 robot arms . McQueen was not only epic as a designer of fashion but also understood the theatrics of the conceptual side of the profession.
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For those that are interested in the World Cup ball construction, we have a treat for you. 4min 26 sec of awesomeness! Thanks to J. Ivanoff for this one. >>>video below read more
The illuminated canopy fills the upper portion of a small courtyard in the French Quarter. As participants fill the courtyard the space is transformed by a field of kinetic devices. “Our objective is to create a fluid public condition which is programmed by habitation and social interaction.” Participants control the architecture through the seating. The ceiling is created from a grid of robotic components. The components randomly contract and expand while at rest. When the space is empty only one turns on at a time. As people begin to occupy the seats under the canopy, more components begin flickering on and off. Two people will cause three units to randomly dance around three people will activate four and four people will activate 5 etc… read more