An interesting chess table with a unique compartment system which is unlocked by a very special lock mechanism.
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GhostCube is a project by Erik Aberg that is a cardboard system of folding boxes that seem to be magic. If he could make these in a smaller format as a toy I know I’d buy one or two.
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Ever wanted to be the orchestra conductor here is your chance. The Aura is a musical instrument which envisions sound as a tangible object that can be manipulated in thin air. Using gloves or perhaps no gloves in the future you will be able control the instrument with your gestures, kind of like a conductor.
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This wooden automaton of a water droplet is so calming to watch. It was inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin and made by Dean O’Callaghan.
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MegaFaces is a kinetic facade conceived by Asif Khan and engineered by iart. It can transform in three dimensions to recreate the faces of visitors to Khan’s pavilion, a 2,000 m2 cube situated in the Olympic Park in Sochi during the 2014 Olympic Games.
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Well not exactly like cutting butter but this WWII bunker got split in two which took 40 days all in the name of art. A diamond wire saw was used to cut through the concrete structure, then a crane came and carried away a middle section, creating a narrow slit.
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London artist James Bridle has thought up a wearable device known as a “surveillance spaulder,” which—through infrared detection—would alert the wearer to surveillance cameras by triggering a small muscle reaction. While not “currently a functioning device,” he claims the device is more than possible given the correct components, power supply, and a little bit of tinkering.
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Each of the four stepper motors is connected to a pulley and string. By winding in or letting out string on each corner the computer can position the draw head anywhere in three dimensional space, or at least within its work envelope of roughly 590x590x220mm.
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This sculpture appears to be made out of marble but it is not. I have no idea what it is made from, probably some sort of foam with nano holes in it. If you know more about this amazing thing, let us know.
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Dubai just won the bid on hosting the World Expo 2020 and what they plan on doing with it seems really impressive. Every five years and for a period of six months, World Expos attract millions of visitors. The World Expo has never been held in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia in the history of the event.
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Fabian Oefner’s photography produces surreal, colorful imagery that captures unique moments in time and motion through the use of centrifugal forces, popped balloons, and more.
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Anthony Howe’s massive kinetic wind sculptures resemble alien creatures. Step inside Howe’s studio to learn how the awe-inspiring works are created, what makes a good wind sculpture and why Howe believes it’s important for his work to emulate human feeling.
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The video and the technique are old but it is still cool to see. Time Lapse Video of three paintings and the construction process that goes into it. Make sure you watch it full screen at full resolution. Paintings by Holton Rower.
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Cantoni & Crescenti’s interactive installations appear to be magical. Seemingly simple rooms, mirrors, and platforms shape shift and respond to viewers interactions, giving the illusion of infinity.
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