3D Printing

Does anyone remember the replicator from Star Trek? Well … we’re one step closer to turning science fiction into reality with the 3D Printer. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

The Artist of the Future

As the print and digital world draw closer together, we are beginning to see a new kind of artist emerge. One example of an artist who has transformed the graphic design community is John Maeda. Truly a legend in his own time, Maeda has revolutionized the concept of programmatic design, growing what has traditionally been considered a science into an art form.

A Recycling Project That I can Get Behind

A couple years ago, my wife got into a recycling frenzy. Not a bad thing, although the toilet paper got a little rough. The worst thing was probably the worm composter in our garage, which had a tendency to overflow with nasty brown liquid — perfect for our garden, but our dog liked to roll in it before jumping into our bed for the evening. Yum. Needless to say, we’ve started looking for new ways to recycle.

iPhone vs. Android vs. Blackberry

As a former Blackberry user now iPhone fanatic, I love this cartoon by C-Section Comics. Of course, the chief reason Blackberry users don’t switch to iPhones is because of the loss of the Qwerty keyboard. What excuse will they have once the iPhone 5 comes out with their new pop-out keyboard?!

My Heroes

If you don’t know Edgar Muller by name, you more than likely know him by his street art. The German artist shows his stuff below in a time lapse video on one of his works called The Crevasse. Julian Beever is also another well-known street artist. Chances are you’ve gotten a mass email with the subject line “This is amazing!!! Now forward on to 50 of your closest friends.” I don’t usually forward anything, but these guys are worth a little hero worship.

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