Archives for posts tagged ‘new forms’

hydrogel 3D prints

Towards the end of 2021 we were able to go with Dr. Carmine Gentile into the lab a few times, where he printed the different forms and at different sizes, in hydrogel. These experiments will enable us to work out which form, at what size and what printer settings to print with live cells. We […]

bioprinting

Pleased to be able to undertake more experiments in the lab, after lockdown restrictions eased. We aim to produce a series of mini-sculptures, to contain live cells embedded in hydrogel (alginate gelatin). We are documenting the lab work, aiming to produce short time-lapse films of the process. Here is a trial run…  

bio-printing?

Our next steps might be to print one or more of these forms with cells. We are interested in finding out: what it looks like with cells how it changes over time in the incubator what it looks like as cells grow how we might monitor what is going on how much light a bioprinted […]

looking around – paper folding

Artist Horst Kiechle works with intricate accurate folded paper forms Horst Kiechle ✿ Digital weaving inspired by a Thai basket He has also made a full paper folded torso with all organs, including the heart. Patterns are available online and have been downloaded and built by many. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/papertorsobyothers/ Paper hearts by Horst Kiechle

looking around – immaterial data to 3D

Example of immaterial data being translated to 3D form – Artist Pierre Huyghe’s UUmwelt – cast from a 3D print of a visualisation of human thought as interpreted by neural net AI. Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt (Deep Image Reconstruction) “… a set of elementary components, building blocks of ideas, were selected for a speculative situation. … […]

audio to 3D form

We are still trying out ways of translating audio into sequences of frames of greyscale information, which can then be interpreted (like slices of MRI & CT scans are in 3D Slicer) into 3D form that could be bioprinted. For the audio, we are staying close to the human experience of heart troubles – the […]

lockdown – slicer

Trying out the open source 3D Slicer software that Niina showed us. It’s for generating 3D models from MRI or CT scans. The software allows us to define areas from greyscale imagery to be turned into 3D forms. Today we’ve tried it out on non-medical images, experimenting with giving 3D form to other kinds of […]

lockdown – meetings

Our lab adventure has been cut short by lockdown. We have changed tack & are having a series of one to one zoom meetings with each member of the team to find out more about their research projects. Each discussion so far has opened out whole worlds of fascinating detail and complexity: surgical considerations and […]

looking around – piles of sticks

This week, we’ve been focused on research, and gathering ideas – our own and inspiration from others. For example…. Jorg Glaescher, photographer, has been piling up sticks in the forest to produce forms. — One of the aspects of our heart project is also the re assembly and creation of new form, from biological single […]