Because the world needs this.
Idina Menzel stopped by the Tonight Show Music Room to perform “Let It Go” from “Frozen” with Jimmy and the Roots!
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I love good movies. Who doesn’t ?
There are a lot of elements that come with it as well. Props, music, effects, etc. Today, I would like to tell about one of the few “makers” in the industry of film making that I have read a lot about. Adam Savage.
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I knew Adam Savage from Discovery Channel’s incredible show, MythBusters. It is still one of my favorite shows of all time. For those of you who do not know MythBusters. it is a show that puts “myths” to the test. Adam Savage co-hosts it with fellow maker, Jamie Hyneman. As I got familiar with the show, I started reading all things about Savage and Hyneman.
Savage used to work at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. He worked on movies like Star Wars. What I find very interesting about him is his range of knowledge and curiosity. Adam Savage is extremely erudite. You can see/hear that he reads a lot of books, and has a certain degree of appreciation to myriad of things.
Later, I started watching videos from Tested, which features him and also Jamie Hyneman. From his Man Cave, to The Talking Room, you can get tiny bits of knowledge from him on building materials and history. I am obsessed with his personal collection, especially the arcane vacuum bit tubes.
Through Tested, Adam Savage has introduced me to numerous things, including Atul Gawande, Theo Jansen’s beautiful Strandbeest, and the world of “building”. I have earned a great respect to materials and the art of building stuff after knowing Adam Savage. It has become on of my dreams to visit his library and his Man Cave.
If that’s not enough, Adam Savage has made TED talks. Being an excellent speaker, Savage is capable of conveying his ideas and thoughts clearly. If you are interested in knowing more on Savage, you can listen to a range of podcasts on Tested called Still Untitled.
So, what does he do ? ? He builds stuff, does talks, writes, etc.
The guy is inspiring, really. Now, as I write to you about people on my blogs, I may seem like a total stalker to everyone. You are right.
People inspire me. What I’d like to find through by knowing more about them is their own inspiration. What drives them.
Anyways, you’ve reached the end of this blog. I hope you enjoyed it.
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Until then !
Beware of The Blob! In this talk from TEDxToulouse, biologist Audrey Dussutour uncovers the mystery of myxomycota — a.k.a. le blob — the fascinating blob organism whose unicellular structure betrays a surprising personality.
Li Hongbo 李洪波 (b.1974, China)
Even for a book editor and designer, Li Hongbo has an unusual attachment to paper. “I love it and collect it,” he says. He also does increasingly audacious experiments with it. The installation Paper (2010) began when Li Hongbo bought one of the “honeycomb” paper balls used for festive decorations in China and took it apart to see how it was made. “I realised it’s really quite simple,” he says. “Yet the flexibility in terms of shape and properties is amazing.” His take on this craft tradition is indeed amazing, and it is made entirely of common paper. With the help of an assistant, Li Hongbo stuck more than 30,000 sheets together with carefully placed stripes of glue to form what look like two large blocks of balsa wood. Using an electric saw, he carved these stacks into identical human figures. One he leaves intact, except for a toppled head; the other is stretched out like a vast accordion, its torso and limbs looping around the gallery space like a gigantic Slinky toy. Many visitors find it hard to believe that it ever looked anything like its upright twin. The artist hopes the work will awaken viewers to what captivates his own imagination: “the endless possibilities of paper.” (src. White Rabbit Collection)
Announcing the Theme of #MAD4
In many ways, this is an incredible time to be a cook. The public has taken an interest in our traditionally blue-collar trade, opening doors previous generations could never have imagined.
But the more attention our industry receives from television, film, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, the less clear it becomes what it means to cook. A path to celebrity, a means of attaining fortune – the past decade has given rise to a great many things that we know cooking is not. Our goal for MAD4 is to remind ourselves what cooking is.
Hi guys, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Well, actually, I’ve never seriously blogged (sorry).
Today, I’m gonna blog about my latest obsessions, which are smart design and Skylar Tibbits. For those of you who do not know who Skylar Tibbits is, he is a trained computer scientist, architect and designer. He has a masters degree from MIT and he is currently the director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT. I find his works to be incredibly astounding.
Self-Assembly Lab (SAL) ?
Here’s a short intro to SAL. The SAL is a interdisciplinary lab that focuses on projects surrounding 4D-printing, and self-assembling materials. What it means to be a 4D object is to have the capability to configure itself overtime, which differs from 3D-printed objects. The so-called “self-assembling” materials are 4D-printed and they are programmed such that it can change its shape by means of passive energy such as shaking, heat or current. One of the goals of SAL is to improve the world of construction through self-assembling objects. Some of the projects they’re working on include self-adjusting pipes that can undulate, expand or contract, so that we can remove valves or pumps on those water pipes we use today.
I believe the lab has been around for about 5 years. I have never seen something like this before. I’ve been obsessing over these stuff for about 4 days.
Skylar Tibbits himself has given TED talks on the lab. Here’s one of them:
More on Tibbits and SAL
Here's a brief article on Tibbits and the lab, and below is the video by Fast Company. I genuinely love this video.
When I researched about SAL, I thought that self-assembling toys would be very cool. But this is much more than envisioning cool toys. This is our gate to the future. We can imagine a future that offers synthetic biological structures such as the auto-rhythmic muscles and peristaltic organs.
Wew, you’ve made it this far. Thank you for reading my blog and please do leave a comment if you have one, click the heart or reblog if you find what I blog today an important view on our future. You can submit questions and share your ideas by clicking the links on my header. Thanks again !
Question: Is it me or does Skylar Tibbits looks a lot like Sam Worthington and Chris O’Donnell ?