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What drew me to this project was the simplistic yet elegant way that 3D printing can generate art. These clothes were made by Israeli designer Noa Raviv, who was inspired by grids to make the outfits.

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The simple and sharp linear structures give the clothes a futuristic quality that is really interesting to see.

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My favorite part about 3D printed clothes is that there are so many intrinsic details that are possible because of the new material being used, which means more designs and fashion trends- if this becomes more widespread.

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Link to the work: http://www.fubiz.net/2014/12/10/3d-printed-defect-clothes/

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One piece of work that has really inspired me is the Treegraph album from artist Leonardo Solaas. Created in November 2012, the images that he’s created come from a graph generator that produces hierarchical node structures.

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His artwork was really inspiring and beautiful. Some of them reminded me of hennas while others looked like pieces of jewelry or dainty parts of a necklace. Solaas takes inspiration from nature, which can be seen in the curves and shapes of his work. I think this is a great way to incorporate digital art and computing. The delicate figures that he has produced proves that graph generators can be manipulated to create art.

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For each piece of work, the algorithm is different. Some pieces seem to incorporate ellipses, circles, and other polygon shapes, while others are made to look like a curved repeating series of little shapes, such as stars. I would guess that he also used some mathematical equations as well.

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Link to the work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/solaas/sets/72157632115226478

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I made this self-portrait of how I usually view myself when I’m relaxing at home. The background colors are different hues from the sky at various points throughout the day. The orange and lilac ones represent dawn, the light blue represents noon, and the purple one represents nighttime. I mostly chose elements, shapes, and colors that represented myself the best when I’m in a good mood.

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This piece of art is found in Carnegie Mellon Museum of Modern Art. It is by Bruce Nauman and it’s called Having Fun/Good Life Symptoms, and was made in 1985. The project consists of two light up neon wheels that glow in a pattern, from outwards to inwards.

The left circle reads “Fever and Chills, Dryness and Sweating, North and South, East and West, Over and Under, Front and Back, Up and Down, In and Out.” The right circle reads “I Live the Good Life. I’m Having Fun. You Live the Good Life. You’re Having Fun. We Live the Good Life. We’re Having Fun. This is the Good Life. This is Fun.” The vortex of lights is filled with antonyms and enforces the thought that we are all living a good life and having fun. However, the message is displayed in a circular, hypnotic manner that suggests brainwashing and a repetition of these words to make the audience believe it, rather than it being true.

What I find interesting about this is the strong usage of opposites. Although the picture doesn’t show it, the wheels light up each phrase one by one, and this also contrasts with the light and dark. The bright neon colors seem to suggest that everything is fun and going well, but by the end, the audience has been convinced that “This is fun” even though they may not think that.

In his biography, Nauman states that he loved the usage of neon lights because it blurred reality and made the audience focus that much more on the words in front of them. People tended to pay much more attention to physical stimulation, and the alternating colors of the lights immediately grabbed their interests. This was what I thought was really intriguing, because the project seemed to play mind tricks to subconsciously get people to pay attention and focus on it.

The creator was inspired by early neon signs that sat in shop windows. He wanted to create and interaction between the viewer and lighted space while also trying to make disappearing art. He says I had an idea that I could make art that would kind of disappear—an art that was supposed to not quite look like art. In that case, you wouldn’t really notice it until you paid attention. Then, when you read it, you would have to think about it.”

Bruce Nauman’s Having Fun/Good Life, Symptoms

http://www.cmoa.org/CollectionDetail.aspx?item=1025521&retUrl=CollectionTheme.aspx%3Fid%3D17631&retPrompt=Return

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