What happens when you start gluing matches together? Because the heads are slightly wider than the wooden bodies, they begin to form a sphere. This was an experiment in how many matches it would take to get all the way around to make a perfect globe. After months of gluing and gluing and gluing they made it to the other side. Then the experiment shifted to see what it would look like when this thing [...]
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Augmented Climbing Wall is the world's first interactive game platform for climbing walls. The patent pending system is a product of Valo Motion, a game developer and hardware manufacturer based in Finland. The system currently has five games and applications: Augmented Problems: route creation, sharing and climbing with video feedbackWhack-A-Bat Whack-A-Bat: gamified endurance trainer and all-round fun bat splattingSparks: shockingly enjoyable mazes with static and moving levelsClimball: engaging two-player ballgame with both competitive and co-operative game modesAstromania: [...]
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The Castle is a 2007 project by Mexican artist Jorge Méndez Blake that subtly examines the impact of a single outside force. For the installation, he constructed a 75 x 13 foot brick wall that balances on top of a single copy of Franz Kafka's The Castle. The mortarless wall bulges at the site of the inserted text, creating an arch that extends to the top of the precarious structure. Although a larger metaphor could be [...]
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In the high-altitude city of La Paz, Bolivia, rates of heart problems dwarf those of cities at sea level. But an unexpected partnership between medicine and art is helping address this problem. Doctor Franz Freudenthal is a pediatric cardiologist who created a device that fixes abnormal openings in the heart through a non-invasive procedure. But these tiny, intricate devices cannot be made by machine, so Freudenthal enlisted help from the country's indigenous Aymara women. With [...]
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Caribou Antler and Bone Handled Forks by Ann Carrington, 210 x 127 x 20cm In Material Earth II, a group show that just opened at Messums Wiltshire, artists explore how materials can be used to morph the meaning of traditional narratives—particularly in the context of Northern European myths and fairytales. In a statement on the show, Messums describes the exhibition as “an ode to all those that are magical, fantastical and ever-changing.” Artists include Livia Marin, [...]
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Image © David Nadlinger / Oxford University You might need your glasses for this one. Quantum physicist David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford managed to capture an image that would have been impossible only a few years ago: a single atom suspended in an electric field viewable by the naked eye. The amazing shot titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” recently won the overall prize in the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [...]
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Inspired by Nervous Squirrel's Furby Gurdy, Sam of Look Mum No Computer turns things up to 11 with his terrifying Furby Organ. [...]
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