Monday, August 31, 2015

MIT unveils 3D printing device molding 10 materials at once

A group of MIT scientists says they have developed the world’s first 3D-printer capable of making ready-to-use objects from 10 different materials at once. The new device, supplied with powerful software, boasts nearly human-free operation.

A research team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has devised what they call a better, cheaper and more user-friendly 3D-printer – MultiFab.  Read more.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Digital artist brings traditional Japanese ukiyo-e to life as animated GIFs, adds lasers and UFOs

When someone mentions GIFs, it usually calls to mind one of two things; funny TV show clips posted as responses on forum threads, or a burning desire to assert to anyone and everyone that it’s definitely g-if and not j-if, no matter what the creator says.

However, despite their usual inanity, these sputtering animations can actually be mini works of art in their own right.  Read more.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Digitized book cover designs from 1920s & 30s Germany

Digital Arts - Our main reference points for Germany in the inter-war years are the dry succession of treaties and economic plans you studied in History at school, the rise of Hitler and his Nazis and - in complete contrast to both of these - a boundary-pushing approach to culture epitomised in Cabaret.

There was as much indulgence in the experimental in book design as in performance, something celebrated in a new...read more.