museums

Working with Horn: Resources at UK’s MoDiP

Working with Horn: Resources at UK’s MoDiP

That’s Museom of Design in Plastics, and their online collections are really outstanding. While there is some good online info on hornworking in the hobby community (especially the SCA), it’s mostly text with simple line art. I couldn’t find much photography of real artifacts and tools before stumbling on MoDiP’s online Nature’s plastic exhibit.

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Power of Making at the V&A

A remarkable exhibit on the maker movement had been running since September at London’s Victoria and Albert museum, having just closed in January.  A visit over the holidays to London gave me a chance to see the exhibit for myself. The show collects the products, processes, and tools from dozens of makers throughout the world, […]

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Talk to Me Exhibition at MoMA

Talk to Me Exhibition at MoMA

If you’re in town for World Maker Faire New York and have a little extra time to make your way to the Museum of Modern Art, I recommend checking out their Talk to Me exhibition, which features many of the projects we’ve posted about on this blog such as Boticalls and Cubelets.

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Simulated swimming pool with room inside

Simulated swimming pool with room inside

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created this installation, simply called The Swimming Pool, for The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. A 10cm layer of water over a piece of glass separates above from below. It must be a pretty serious piece of glass; some back-of-the-envelope math based on the published dimensions gives 1,100 kg (2400 lbs) of water that it has to support. Plus its own weight. [via Dude Craft]

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