What does music look like? Certainly not a bunch of notes and lines like we previously believed. Actually it looks more like a 3D Jackson Pollock painting. The images of multi-coloured globs of paint are from the man they call the ‘3D Jackson Pollock’, artist Martin Klimas. To find out what sound looks like, he placed a transparent scrim over the diaphragm of a speaker.
Yusuke Oono creates incredible 360°Books; beautiful 3D ‘sculptures’ which tell a story. Each book is a colourful and beautifully delicate representation of its story, with the most enchanting silhouettes.
Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]
Somehow Japan always manages to pull off the coolest stunts. In conjunction with the release of horror film sequel Sadako 3D 2, the marketing peops hooked up with a restaurant in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and got service staff to dress up as the iconic film ghoul and lunge out at customers from behind the counter. Presumably […]
I had the Thunderbirds, He Man, Marvel characters. Jeeze, I think I even had a Ken. Did you ever wish that you ever had a model of yourself? Well, if you did, now it’s possible thanks to the state of the art tech that Twinkind have developed. The 3D scanning and printing results in amazingly […]
Haha, this is fun. What with all these snazzy 3D doodling tools that have been popping up all over the world of late like weasels, we just stumbled on this 3-D doodling kit from Fred Flare that takes an old-school approach to 3D illusions, so all you have to do is doodle with the two-pencilled […]
Take a cold, hard look at the picture. Yep, that’s what a stress molecule looks like; or to be more precise, that’s what the 3D structure of the protein receptor that mediates our fallible response to stress looks like. The detailed structure was captured by a bunch of researchers from a drug company using an […]
By now, we all know that Barbie’s figure is impossible to achieve in real life, so Pennsylvania-based artist Nikolay Lamm decided to show us what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of a real woman. Lamm made a 3D model using the measurements of an average 19-year-old, and photographed it next to […]
Twitter’s data visualization scientist Nicolas Belmonte converted every geotagged tweet — billions in total — ever recorded into an interactive 3D model dubbed ‘Andes’. You can even choose from multiple terrains to display the visualizations. These are really beautiful.
Occasionally, I come across things that completely blow my mind: this was one of them. Part of me simply refused to believe that these were painted. The attention to detail and the lifelike quality is a skill that can only be admired.
In this brilliant, and perhaps a little disturbing, video for Is Tropical, the crazy heads at Megaforce came up with the idea of showing a boy’s sexual fantasies… videogame style! It gets crazier and crazier (too crazy perhaps?) as the video goes on, so much so that it’s actually been banned from YouTube.
I’ve always found it strange the way proud soon-to-be-parents will show off their child’s ultrasound. They Oooh and Awww over it and even point out cute features of their baby. The thing is, let’s be honest, those ultrasounds aren’t very flattering. Black and white ultrasounds are blurry and flat. But get ready, it’s possible to […]
Wow, this is completely bonkers. The Photon, a 3D scanner that’s positioned by Toronto-based Matterform as the world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone, basically lets, well, anyone take a physical object and turn it into a digital 3D model. The possibilities are seemingly endless there: print out the model as a 3D replication […]
I really liked Japanese artist Yuki Matsueka’s 3D art series, Be Ready To Run, from the moment I saw it. The pieces are literally jumping out of their frame, only to be held back by Plexiglass. It seems like he magically froze time and put it in a frame.
What’s the mane feature of a lion? This wacky art project has the king of the jungle styled like a rock star. We think ‘Afro Lion’, by the Japanese artist Mountstar is definitely going to be the look for the runways of the savanna this spring.