Western Star Sign: Libra (scales)
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (sensitive)
Western Element: Air (thought)
Chinese Element: Fire (huo)
Planet: Venus (generous)
Yin-Yang Symbol: Yang
Celtic Druid Zodiac: Olive Tree (wise)
Birthstone: Sapphire (serenity)
Divine Number: Three (communicator)
Divine Colour: Olive (light-hearted)
Day of the Week: Tuesday
This was fun :) I know it’s dumb but I was always really excited to be the Olive Tree since it’s only associated with one day of the entire year.
Shen Shaomin - Unknown Creatures: Mosquito and Three-headed Monster (2002) - Bone, meal and glue
Mixing Digital Sculpture With Real Objects
Demonstration by Greg Petchkovsky on using current technology creatively, making objects designed on a computer to be placed in the real world. There are a couple more examples of this technique other than the one pictured above:
A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
- chalk pastels (not oil pastels!)
- flat iron or curling iron
First, dampen the parts of your hair that you want to color.
Then, take the chalk and rub it into the hair, just as you would color a piece of paper. Some pieces of your hair might stick up while you’re doing it, but we’ll take care of those in a minute.’
Repeat this with all the pieces of hair you want to color.
To seal the color in, use a flat iron or curling iron over the section of hair you’ve just colored. If you want a less concentrated streak, use a blow dryer to fluff your hair a bit, and spread out the colored strands.
We, of course, like to keep things as bright and colorful as possible so we went with just the curling iron.
It’s just a little burst of color, but it adds so much fun and playfulness to your typical look.
The chalking method is also great for adding a bit of color to classic hairstyles like the side fishtail braid and the sock bun. Don’t be surprised if you see colored hair streaks popping up on the ladies of Brit & Co. in the coming weeks! ;)
Japanese software technology turns 2D drawing into interactive 3D content for use with touchscreen devices - via DigInfo (video embedded below):
Live2D, developed by Cybernoids, is the world’s first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games that take advantage of the unique characteristics of hand drawn artwork.
“In 3D, the unique attractions of 2D art like Osamu Tezuka’s can’t be rendered properly. But with Live2D, we’ve worked to enable smooth 3D motion using entirely the original 2D drawings. So, this system makes the graphics appear exactly as the creator intended.”
“When the face turns sideways, you can show perfectly how the eyelashes and eyes move. You can also use the tools to work more easily and efficiently. This can be done in all kinds of ways, with all kinds of emphasis, depending on what the creator wants to do. This technology is an extension of drawing, so it works best if the creator has a good artistic sense.”
More at DigInfo here
Fill balloons with water and add food coloring, once frozen cut the balloons off and they look like giant marbles.
Taking cues from the firefly, a Dutch electronics company has created a product called “Bio-light”—an eco-friendly lighting system that uses glowing, bioluminescent bacteria. They’re not powered by electricity or sunlight, but by methane generated by the company’s Microbial Home bio-digester that processes anything from vegetable scraps to human waste. The living bacteria are fed through silicon tubes, and as long as they’re nutritionally-fulfilled, they can indefinitely generate a soft, heat-free green glow using the enzyme luciferase and its substrate, luciferin. They’re kept in hand-blown glass bulbs clustered together into lamps, but you can’t light up your house with them yet—the glow isn’t nearly bright enough to replace conventional artificial lights. They do, however, get people to think about untapped household energy sources and how to make use of them. The company, Phillips, also envisions the use of these Bio-lights outside the home—for nighttime road markings, signs in theatres and clubs, and even biosensors for monitoring diabetes.