1. 14:33 18th Oct 2014

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    prostheticknowledge:

    Programmable Materials

    Project by Skylar Tibbits for MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab explores materials that can alter their shape under certain conditions, from carbon fiber and fabric to woodgrain:

    Programmable Materials consist of material compositions that are designed to become highly dynamic in form and function, yet they are as cost-effective as traditional materials, easily fabricated and capable of flat-pack shipping and self-assembly.  These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain, custom textile composites and other rubbers/plastics, which offer unprecedented capabilities including programmable actuation, sensing and self-transformation, from a simple material.

    Nearly every industry has long desired smarter materials and robotic-like transformation from apparel, architecture, product design and manufacturing to aerospace and automotive industries. However, these capabilities have often required expensive, error-prone and complex electromechanical devices (motors, sensors, electronics), bulky components, power consumption (batteries or electricity) and difficult assembly processes. These constraints have made it difficult to efficiently produce dynamic systems, higher-performing machines and more adaptive products, until now. Our goal is true material robotics or robots without robots.

    A couple of examples - here is a proof-of-concept adaptive airfoil which does not require any additional mechanical parts:

    Here is a proof of concept demonstration of ‘programmable wood’:

    More about this project can be found here

     
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    If memories adjust to current context when evoked, then they become a part of the developmental process rather than a record of the past. This makes studying childhood more difficult, but it refocuses us on the importance and fascination of development itself. Rather than try to relate events recalled during a specific moment of adult retrospection to an adult’s sexual desire as assessed during that moment of recall, we need to take multiple dips into a set of children’s lives to examine a wider variety of boyhoods, girlhoods, and developing identities as they emerge and evolve in real time.
     
  3. 14:30

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Stephane Villafane - ‘So far-away_Landscape V’

    philosophyandthearts:

    Stephane Villafane -So far-away_Landscape V

     
  4. 18:37 6th Sep 2014

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  7. 23:58 19th Aug 2014

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    generic-art:

Eric White - Divine Mother of Guilt, 2002, oil on canvas

    generic-art:

    Eric White - Divine Mother of Guilt, 2002, oil on canvas

     
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  10. 19:00 16th Aug 2014

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    2000-lightyearsfromhome:

Gianni Berengo Gardin

    2000-lightyearsfromhome:

    Gianni Berengo Gardin

     
  12. 20:35 7th Aug 2014

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E N E V 2 | Firn & Fire
     
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Rilke on body and soul in a letter to a young girl

    explore-blog:

    Rilke on body and soul in a letter to a young girl

     
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