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Then you might want to visit China’s Harbin Ice Festival (Jan 5th–Feb 28th) where collosal ice sculptures are on display.
When I was a kid I used to watch Neil Buchanan’s Art Attack. Remember those?
Seeing Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s Wish on Mental Floss’s Water Cooler Ammo newsletter:
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, a world-renowned artist famous for his larger than life portraits, recently revealed his latest project: an 11-acre portrait of a young girl. The artwork, titled “Wish,” is part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s in Northern Ireland.
“Wish” is composed of 30,000 wooden pegs, 2000 tons of topsoil, and 2000 tons of sand. All in all, the project uses around 8 million pounds of natural materials. Rodriguez-Gerada had help from local volunteers in designing and constructing the huge portrait.
The young girl depicted in the artwork is an anonymous Belfast resident chosen by Rodriguez-Gerada during a research trip to the city. “‘Wish’ wasn’t something that just got presented, it was a process,” the artist told the Belfast Telegraph. “Getting to know the city on multiple trips and letting the creative [energy] flow helped bring the image to me of what I wanted to do.”
To date, “Wish” is the largest land art portrait in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will be on display until December 2013, and can only be viewed by plane or from elevated buildings within Belfast.
“The FABtotum is a multipurpose “personal fabrication device” — about to crush its goal on Indiegogo — that combines the technology of a 3D printer, a 3D scanner, and a CNC milling machine all in one microwave-sized package. Wondering what that means? Well, basically it’s like having a hyper-efficient mini manufacturing facility on your countertop.
Not only can it turn out plastic objects seemingly from thin air (like any other desktop 3D printer currently on the market), but it can make perfect digital copies — and subsequent printed plastic duplicates — of any relatively small object, much like the Photon 3D Scanner. It would make life a whole lot more convenient: you wouldn’t need to fish around for misplaced screws or hardware; or a missing button for that blazer.
Want something “printed” in a material other than plastic? No problem, just switch to milling mode, and it’ll use precision “subtractive” tech to cut, carve, or engrave anything from foam to metals.”
From SF Station:
“The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO® expo coming to the Bay Area’s San Jose Convention Center August 30th – September 1st, 2013. This hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO® extravaganza features millions of LEGO® bricks not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO® models and displays, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® Games, group builds such as Creation Nation, live LEGO® Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space.”
For more info or to get tickets visit their site.
A photography opportunity if you ask me 🙂