In this video that looks like something from a science fiction film, you can see “Phantom Geometry” in action - a senior architecture thesis project from SCI-arc students Kyle and Liz von Hasseln for which they received the Gehry prize (namesake of the curved building we saw on our tour of the highline/Chelsea galleries.) The two have created a printing mechanism with robotic arms that hold a UV projector and a basin of photo resin, respectively. The arms work to cure the photo resin and feed back the excess as each layer of the object materializes. It’s funny too come across this now, because I actually saw a demonstration of the Maker Bot - a consumer 3-D printer - at New York Comic Con this weekend. I’d seen articles and videos of it online, but watching it create up close was really mind-boggling, though this takes the innovation to another level. If you watch the whole thing, you’ll see a close-up in the second half of the creation process. While the process of treating the photo resin makes sense to me, just focusing topically on the visual of light being converted to a tangible object is mesmerizing. Though my kind of thinking in reaction to this takes a lot of speculative liberties, just imagine what this could mean for the speed of designing prosthetic limbs, computer equipment, technology prototypes, etc? Even though I was never much of a scientist myself, the reason I like to leisurely follow science and tech news is because of how amazing it is to observe the beginnings of advancements like this and anticipate their future uses.
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