Water-based Digital Fabrication Platform : Robotic Additive Manufacturing of Lightweight, Biodegradable and Materially Heterogeneous Structures Across Scales. Inspired by aqueous material formation the Water-based Digital Fabrication Platform offers a new perspective on water-based manufacturing combining an age-old crustacean-derived material with robotic fabrication and synthetic biology to form constructs that utilize graded material properties for hydration-guided self-assembly. A robotically controlled multi-chamber extrusion system is designed to deposit biodegradable composites with functional, mechanical and optical gradients across length scales. A seamless computational workflow is implemented for the design and direct digital fabrication of multi-material and multi-scale structured objects. The workflow encodes for, and integrates, domain-specific meta-data relating to local, regional and global feature resolution of heterogeneous material organizations. Geometrically diverse constructs associating shape-informing variable flow rates and material properties to mesh-free geometric primitives are deposited. The structures are made of a single material system derived from chitin – the most abundant renewable polymer in the ocean, and the second most abundant polymer on the planet. Derived from the ocean, shaped by water and augmented by photosynthetic marine bacteria these structures represent the transformation of a marine arthropod’s shell into a tree-like chitosan made skin that will ultimately convert sunlight into biofuel. The platform and its products demonstrate the Material Ecology approach to shape and property formation by design. It is a realization of the ancient biblical verse ‘from Earth to Earth’, from water to water. (via)
Pendulum_CasaV is a kinetic sculpture created for the private residence of an art collector in Mexico City. It is a kinetic composition that draws on the poetry of reflection and precise, seemingly weightless movement in space. Inspired by kinetic art of the twentieth-century avant-garde, its materials, dynamism, and expression speak the language of the twenty-first century and computational design. (via)
Joseph Ford is a 39-year-old photographer from Brighton. He creates images seamlessly camouflaging people into backgrounds using knitwear. (Knitwear made by Nina Dodd). (via)
Images made to support the breast cancer awareness month in São Paulo, Brasil. Creative & Art Direction: Giulia Barbero, Photography: Matheus Bonafé, Retouch: Felipe Issas, Art Producer: Fernanda Santo, Executive Producer: Jan Strauss, Producer: Deco Napchan
Italian graphic designer Giuseppe Pepe has been removing the heads of Instagrammers across the world as part of his digital art project, #LoosingMyMind since 2014
English painter Ian Davenport has been celebrated for over two decades for his simple abstract paintings, which assemble vertical lines in a rich variety of colours. More at iandavenportstudio.com
Klenyanski’s focus lies on dialogue between domestic objects and the symbolic formation of identity.
This particular project is called ‘The reminiscence of being a woman’. More of her work at klenyanszki.com