October 17, 2014
"Enhanced water/water"

"Enhanced water/water"

October 17, 2014

thewomb:

Axek Efremov

October 17, 2014
steelbison:

THE MAN IN BLACK.
Been listening to Johnny Cash all week so I thought I’d have some fun and create a little illustration.
#JohnnyCash #design #illustration

steelbison:

THE MAN IN BLACK.
Been listening to Johnny Cash all week so I thought I’d have some fun and create a little illustration.
#JohnnyCash #design #illustration

October 17, 2014
Work in progress: Hiding behind hands

Work in progress: Hiding behind hands

October 16, 2014

(Source: charleshuettner)

October 16, 2014
Sky, reflected sky

Sky, reflected sky

October 13, 2014
Work in progress: Brushing teeth

Work in progress: Brushing teeth

October 12, 2014
gifbinge:

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gifbinge:

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October 12, 2014

staceythinx:

Breaking Wave is a kinetic sculpture designed by Plebian Design and Hypersonic for the biotechnology company Biogen-Idec’s new headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

About the project:

Breaking Wave tells the story of the search for patterns, and the surprising results that come by changing our point of view. 804 suspended spheres move in a wave-like formation. When the wave crests and breaks, the balls hover momentarily in a cloud. From almost anywhere in the room, this cloud is purely chaotic, but step into one of two hidden spots, and this apparent chaos shows a hidden pattern. From the first, a labyrinth hints at the search for knowledge, and from the second, a Fibonacci spiral inspired flower reminds us of the natural order and patterns found in nature.

Scientists search through billions of experimental data points in order to find patterns to develop new drugs, to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, and other diseases. Without a particular framework or perspective, these are just 0’s and 1’s, with no form or information. But with the perspective of an understanding of molecular dynamics, these data points create a clear picture about the hidden dynamics within the body, and allow scientists to craft drugs to successfully treat these diseases.

Above the sculpture lies the mechanism that drives its motion. A motor drives a large rotating stainless steel cam. 36 rollers follow the contour of the cam, which traces out the overall waveform. Each roller slides on a linear track, pulling a cable that spins one of the 36 output shafts. Distributed along each shaft are different sized drums from which the wooden sphere (coated in zinc and steel, and then rusted chemically) are hung. As the shafts rotate, the drums pull the balls up and down – larger drums pull balls higher. In this way, the size of the 804 drums mechanically programs the images hidden in the cloud of balls.

See it in motion in this video:

Breaking Wave from PLEBIAN DESIGN on Vimeo.

(Source: Vice Magazine)

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Filed under: kinetic sculpture art 
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Off the High Line

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