"I like to think that I provide a service to this new movement of design,through this blog and I ran through this video today that broke my life into reality. I know it’s not architecture,or design, but it’s true ."
Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information - video embedded below:
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.
“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”
Using this technology, information can be imported from a document as data, by selecting the necessary parts with your finger.
A test print on the Objet Connex. The white material is plastic and the black is rubber. I modeled a bone-like hinge joint structure similar to the joint of the knee. It is actuated by muscle wire which contracts as you run a current through it pulling the “bones” against each other. Their shape causes them to flex like a knee against the soft rubber in the center.
Unfortunately after even a few hours the rubber started to crack. The shore hardness I used was 9050 whereas I could probably go down to 9040 to achieve maximum flexability. Also the black rubber apparently is noticeably weaker than the clear.
Belgian artist Wim Delvoye’s “pieces, like “Suppo (scale model 1:2)” (2010), an upright, slender, spiraling Gothic tower, not only recreate but also further dramatize historical architectural forms with the precision afforded by 21st-century technology. Delvoye manages to produce thoroughly Baroque objects that challenge conventional notions of time.” Click here to read more!
The Pantheon an homage to one of the oldest extant concrete structures, is comprised of 196 unique 3D printed cement polymer components. Each component is held in compression to create a structural network of individual masonry polymer blocks, each with a compressive strength of 1800psi. via: Emerging Objects— a subsidiary of RAEL SAN FRATELLO ARCHITECTS
All of these flowers are made from real bones of mice and rats. Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige states that the collection, called “Honebana” (bone flower), is the result of a ceremonial process that honors the cycle of death, decay, and rebirth, even as modern society becomes increasingly detached from this spiritual reality.