Possibly of interest to some of you, “hybrid basketry”, “a medium where 3D-printed structures are shaped to allow the growth and development of hand-woven patterns.” Example product
This work was presented at SIGGRAPH 2013, published in:
Hybrid Basketry: Interweaving Digital Practice within Contemporary CraftAmit Zoran, Leonardo , Vol. 46, No. 4, LEONARDO SPECIAL ISSUE: SIGGRAPH 2013 Art Papers and XYZN: ScaleArt Gallery (2013), pp. 324-331 [PDF]
Other works by Zoran can be viewed at: http://web.media.mit.edu/~amitz/Research/Research.html
Possibly of interest to some of you, a webcast from the Smithsonian about 3D scanning and modeling.
If you are interested, the webcast will be running in the Media Commons (top floor of the Undergraduate Library).
For more info, contact Jamie A. Nelson (UIUC CITES).
Jeff posted a note about the interesting prototyping work coming out of GSLIS.
What you want to see is the "secret".
Shouldn't we have a collection of these?
Are you interested in coworking? In local design and content companies? With food, too?
You might want to visit the downtown Urbana collab this week, which is feature friends-of-the-Lab Norden Design's display week. Johan and Anna will show you their works, new office, and tour the rest of the collab space if you want. (Hours noon to 7P daily this week.)
For more info, there was a nice piece in smilepolitely last week.
Possibly of interest "School for Poetic Computation" (in NYC).
"...to promote completely strange, impractical and magical work..."
Is anyone inspired to try something like this here?
An interesting article in the NY Times today, "Writers as Architects". Aside from the interesting images, it struck me as a possible inspiration for a Fab Lab workshop..
Possibly of interest: a blog by Martin Galese, bringing 19th century patents to life as 3D printing projects.
Some of these are supposed to be posted to thingiverse.com, though I haven't looked for them yet.
Possibly of interest: wearable/dancable instrumentation, made in a fab lab (from McGill Univ.)
Their YouTube video from this article: http://youtu.be/jX-PXGagp_A
Anyone want to try something like this? (I can throw in the possibility of Augmented Reality imagery.)
As reported earlier here, the Fab Lab contributed to an Augmented Reality installation for UI graduation ceremonieds.
The Big Ten Network broadcase a video on this project on July 19, 2013. The video is now available on YouTube:
I will present a short paper about the CUCFL at the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln Nebraska this Friday. [abstract]
As part of the preparation, I finished a writeup about a project I did on the 3D printer. See the blog entry and related essay.
As the blog notes, I wrote the essay in reply to criticism from the conference reviewers, to wit, "what does this stuff have to do with humanities?"
Not being a professional humanist, I nevertheless took a stab at a 'humanistic' argument.
The Fab Lab will be closed Sunday May 26. Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday!
Regular hours will resume Tuesday May 28.
(Jeff and Andrew will not be holding Volunteers-Only lab hours on Monday)
Possibly of interest: An NSF sponsored collection of high quality scanned specimens (skeltons and fossils). The datasets are availalbe in a number of formats, some of them are available in STL, intended for 3D printing.
The CUC Fab Lab contributed to a special Augmented Reality installation for the University of Illinios graduation ceremonies.
This project was a collaboration of many departments at the UI, and the team included Robert McGrath and Andrew Knight of the Fab Lab.
Following up on the HASTAC presentation mentioned here, I have posted a much longer, more throrough discussion.
I would like to revise and improve this draft.
(By the way, I couldn't find a good "Section" for this entry. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.")