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3-D

Crushed from the outside, shaken on the inside…

Handmade ceramic sculptures by Eva Hild

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Veiled intentions

A veil that covers, deforms, and when it reveals it does so only in part. A metaphor for knowledge, that expands certain values and contracts others. It’s the theme that inspired “Vedas” by N. A. Cope and D. E. Arnold.

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ink

Another series of stunning photographs from Italian photographer, Alberto Seveso. His subjects: ink + water.

[ due Colori ]

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FreeOne

I recently stumbled upon examples of body art at its best – showcased in the amazing portfolio of Russian airbrush artist Evgeny Freeone.

From the artist: “I came to body painting from a similar trend – the world of tattoos. However, since I don’t make tattoos myself but wanted to see my work on people, I simply started to draw on people. I just tried once and loved it, so I go on doing it…”

[FREEONE.ru]

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Slavinsky

A Series of Drawings from the End of Time. – by Dan Slavinsky

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White

Minimalist beauty personified…

[Crude Vessels]

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Captain Electric

I’ve always been fond of novel modes of fashion. I believe clothing can be such a wondrous extension of how we see ourselves. Now that I am obsessed with computational materials I come across some intriguing fashion designs: one such example being the wildly imaginative clothing line by Captain Electric.

From the Captain:

Captain Electric is a collection of three electronic garments that both passively harness energy from the body and actively allow for power generation by the user. Reflecting fashion’s historic relationship between discomfort and style, the dresses restrict and reshape the body in order to produce sufficient energy to fuel themselves and actuate light and sound events on the body.

Itchy, Sticky, and Stiff (the Captain Electric collection) is the culmination of the «Captain Electric and Battery Boy» research project initiated in 2007 to explore the design possibilities for wearable human-generated power.

Using inductive generators, we convert kinetic energy from the human body into electric energy and store it within a power cell integrated into the garments. Rather than attempting to conceal the generators and their operation, we chose to overtly integrate them into the garment concept and design.

[Captain Electric and Battery Boy]

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Wired

Electric wires climb the white walls, following not a casual pattern, but a defined one, after an accurate study of the growth of the ivy. Black lines design organic forms; brances form which unusual flowers blossom: conical speakers of various dimentions. A previously defined soundscape is given forth by some of these peculiar buds which acts as a background to the acoustic improvisation, determined instead by the human presence.

Every noise is being captured by a series of microphones and random samples are taken in real time by a custom designed software, and rendered back through the speakers. Voices, steps, movements, nourish the installation. The totally synthetic sound, generated by this technological parasite creates however the illusion of being in a natural environment. A psychoacoustic journey, in which nothing stands still; everything is being transformed in an unstoppable and impromptu process of metamorphism. An experience which through multisensory stimulation creates a relation between man and technology, hypothesizing not only a peaceful coexistence of the two elements, but even an eco-sustainable hybridization, reinforced by the use of recycled materials.

[The wired works of Daniela Di Maro & Robert Pugliese]

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Fluid

I’m researching ferrofluid in hopes of creating (a) an installation of magnetized fluid and audio (a.k.a. Liquid Audio) and (b) creating a computational couture design utilizing this ridiculously beautiful and responsive material.

Ferrofluid is a interactive liquid that is powerfully magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water.) Large ferromagnetic particles can be ripped out of the homogeneous colloidal mixture, forming a separate clump of magnetic dust when exposed to strong magnetic fields.

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Void

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