In these days of modern technology and new inventions, few people impress the masses with their creativy as the past masters such as Michaelangelo, Frank Lloyd Wright or Sandro Botticelli. Men like Leonardo Da Vinci were not only known for their prowess with painting, but were sculptors, architects, inventors and knew anatomy inside and out. Not only is Da Vinci known for the Mona Lisa, one of the world’s most widely recognized works of art, but he used technology and drafted plans for the first machines of flight and armored vehicles.
Today, we are bombarded with new gizmos and gadgetry every few months, it’s hard to express the significance of technology in art when it is everywhere around us, but imagine a conversation with Mr. Da Vinci if you were to show him a 3D Printer.
Nerio Oxman is a creator from our very own time, who directs the Mediated Matter research group at MIT Labs and is a professor of Media, Arts and Science. Neri explores the powers of innovating technologies to create organic forms that mimic nature and bring a higher sense of harmony to our built environment.
Pushing the envelope of what 3D printing is capable of, Neri discusses her work ‘Imaginary Beings - Mythologies of the Not Yet’ displayed in the Pompidou Centre in Paris in the video link below. Using imagination and the power of the Objet Connex 500, this incredibly creative lady has taken steps in a more artistic direction than her manufacturing counterparts, and yielded beautifully complex, scultpural peices.
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