What are the alternatives for an oil-based mass production era? If we take a closer look at nature there are many qualities in organisms that can be applied to new production methods and material development. Formafantasma does just this, using for instance the excrements of insects (Shellac) to produce 3d printed objects. Or how about Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Janssen who grow stoneware, and Aagje Hoekstra who creates new bio plastics from beetle wings? Where do the future of 3d printing, art and bio-materials intersect? Come to this Biotalk to learn more.
The recent Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands of twinkling stones inspired by ‘Starry Night’. The path combines innovation with cultural heritage in the city of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.