Inventions

The Frieze Art Fair

Frieze magazine and Design collective is organizing a worldwide tour of expositions. The plan is to get some of the most amazing photography, design, and video work from contemporary artists from all over the world and have it visit the most influential metropolis on Earth. More info on the Frieze website. Following are some pictures for the fair. Enjoy:

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Markus Kayser’s Solar Sinter Project

This video showcases Markus Kayser’s “Solar Sinter” project, which uses sand as a raw material and the sun as a form of energy to make 3D glass objects via electronic control. Given the current state of material and energy usage, it is interesting to see a form of manufacturing that yields a product using nothing but abundant materials to make it. Admittedly a 3D printer takes quite a bit of energy and materials to produce on its own, but this project does certainly make you think about current methods of manufacturing, and the potential for much more efficient alternatives. As the designer of the project says, “Whilst not providing definitive answers this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking,” and it has certainly accomplished that. Be sure to check out the video for some cool footage of the project.

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Jetpack Testing

Well, it looks like the future is upon us. We have for you today a video of the Martin Jetpack being put through some safety tests. The video features a test dummy demonstrating how cool and easy it is to survive any potentially deadly flight-related accidents while riding this bad boy:

Now that jetpacks are looking more and more viable we have to wonder how close we are to other inventions of the future, like the hover-boards or sex dolls that are capable of feeling human emotion. Only time will tell.

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