Have Your 3D designs Made Into a Full-Colour Paper 3D Print [#geekgirl]
“Calling all artists and designers who are interested in having your 3D designs made into a full-colour paper 3D print! Fab Lab Adelaide are partnering with DGS 3D (the Australian distributor for Mcor IRIS 3D printers), for the launch of the IRIS 3D printer. These printers use Selective Deposition Lamination, a simple and innovative process of full colour paper 3D printing.
Your 3D printed model will be exhibited in the gallery at the launch of the IRIS in Sydney, Rydes Hotel, Parramatta on Thursday 25th July, and a copy of the model will also be mailed to you.
If you are interested in taking part you will need to submit your designs in OBJ, STL or VRML formats by Friday June 21st. Here are a few guidelines for the models…”
“It is only half an hour” [#geekgirl]
“‘It is only half an hour’ — ‘It is only an afternoon’ — ‘It is only an evening,’ people say to me over and over again; but they don’t know that it is impossible to command one’s self sometimes to any stipulated and set disposal of five minutes — or that the mere consciousness of an engagement will sometime worry a whole day … Who ever is devoted to an art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and to find his recompense in it. I am grieved if you suspect me of not wanting to see you, but I can’t help it; I must go in my way whether or no.”
“No” makes us aloof, boring, impolite, unfriendly, selfish, anti-social, uncaring, lonely and an arsenal of other insults. But “no” is the button that keeps us on.”
[From Creative People Say No by Kevin Ashton]
#Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs [#geekgirl]
[Holy Crapola. #WANT #AMAAAZIIIING </Archer>.]
#3D #Printing In the Classroom [#geekgirl]
A 3D #Printing #Pen [#drool] #geekgirl
“3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.”
[The possibilities for this = mammothly- gargantuanly- mindboggling. Am adding it to my want-but-probably-won't-buy-due-to-my-stubborn-"need-to-accumulate-much-less-stuff"-streak.]
Olly Moss #Updates The Willow Pattern #geekgirl
…via the fabtoobulous Olly Moss.
#Drawn #Clothes and #Wearable #Drawings: #FeckYeah #geekgirl
“A lot of details contained within the first sketches are lost during the process of designing and executing clothing. By literally creating clothing patterns from the lines of sketches or sketching the patterns of clothing and cutting this out by laser, new shapes or suggestions of shapes are created. The clothing takes characteristics from the sketches: outlying lines, lines that trail off into nowhere and empty or unfinished areas. An image is reduced to lines, planes and areas which do not have to be fully formed or finished in order to portray ther ultimate meaning: it stimulates the imagination.”
Add #Electronics to a #Halloween Costume and Win a Prize from SparkFun #geekgirl
Halloween is coming up fast and people are looking for new ways to make their costume shine! SparkFun Electronics wants to help make people’s costumes really shine this year by encouraging them to incorporate e-textiles or wearable electronics into their costumes. The company is celebrating Halloween by hosting its first ever costume contest. The company will reward three lucky entrants with SparkFun credit for demonstrating the most innovative use of electronics in their Halloween costumes.
Furthermore, the company’s TechStyle Specialist Dia Campbell has written a new tutorial (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/396) just in time for Halloween, which details how to incorporate LEDs and simple circuits to add electronic effects to a costume. Skeptical about incorporating LEDs, sounds or animated effects into a costume this year? Don’t be — e-textiles is an up-and-coming area of the embedded electronics world that invites people from all technical backgrounds (from true beginner to expert engineer) to fuse clothing, fabric or other materials with electronic bits and pieces. If you know how to sew, that’s all you need to glow!
The rules of the contest are pretty simple. Participants should submit a photo or video of their costume in action, along with a brief explanation of what it is and how it works to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the words “Halloween Costume Contest” as the subject line. Entries must be received by October 31, 2012 to be considered. Each costume must contain electronic components (the more, the better) and they don’t have to be SparkFun parts. The winners will be chosen by a panel of SparkFun employees based on creativity and engineering execution.
The first place winner will receive $200 in SparkFun bucks, second place will receive $100 in SparkFun bucks and third place will receive $50 in SparkFun bucks. Winners will be announced Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
For more e-textiles ideas and techniques, check out the rest of the tutorials from Dia and SparkFun at (http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/category/16).
May the best costume win!
The Imaginary App - Call out for #Artists #apps #anthology #design #geekgirl
The Imaginary App - CALL FOR ARTISTS
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko, editors of The Imaginary App, an anthology of art and scholarship on app-computing, invite artists and designers to submit entries for a traveling art exhibition and publication of selected works in our anthology. Our exhibition will feature original icons of nonexistent apps.
Apps are placed at the tips of our fingers on mobile screens. They offer themselves as channels that navigate us through uncanny media networks and rhizomes. They are shortcuts that guarantee direct and immediate access to what we need beyond the screen. We live in the hope that ubiquitous computing will help us maintain our public and private lives relationships, work, and leisure and apps promise to make computation even more seamless and the media environment even more subliminal. If anything, apps reveal how much we depend on this promise when we imagine our being with each other as being with technology.
The goal of this project is to challenge the limits of technological assistance endorsed by the slogan: “There’s an app for that.” What are the most desirable, terrifying, or ridiculous apps that haven’t been and, possibly, will never be released? Formulate a concept of an app. Translate it in the language of design.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO SUBMIT
October 15, 2012.
Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen (Old People with Great Style) #fashion #oldisgold #geekgirl
Ari Seth Cohen, ‘Advanced Style’
“Old people don’t care what you think. This can be bad, when they get all pushy in line at the supermarket or yell at you for driving too fast. But it can also be great, when they school you or say whatever the hell they want with utter disregard for what points of view are currently in fashion. While us young’uns obsess about what’s in or out, Old People with Great Style are getting dressed to impress one person: themselves. Advanced Style is page after page featuring street photos of fashion individuals in their advancing years. These are the kind of women you would stalk if you saw them regularly around your neighborhood, or you’d be desperate to strike up a conversation if you saw them across the room at a work function”.
source: Melbourne 3000
author: WILFRED BRANDT