Welcoming Joshua Harker to the Shapeways Blogging Team 3 Dimensional Greetings & Salutations!
Howdy, I’m Joshua. If you haven’t already caught one of my recent blog entries I am happy to announce that I’ll be adding my 2 cents here. Big thanks to Shapeways for the opportunity to contribute. I’m mostly focused on digital sculpture & fine arts, technology advances, new applications, & miscellaneous oddities & funnery from the land of 3d printing. My little corner of the 3d printed universe recently got a whole lot bigger when my Kickstarter campaign—(Crania Anatomica Filigre) became the #1 most funded sculpture project in their history and #3 in Arts overall. Shapeways did all the printing for the project & helped make big things happen in a short amount of time.
I come from a fine arts background with over 20 years experience in the toy, invention & design, special effects, rapid prototyping, and product development industries. In 1998 I founded a boutique design & development firm servicing some of the largest global properties & corporations. There I provided design & development support & owned various 3d printers & CNC machinery. In 2008, I committed to digital sculpture & 3d printing as my medium & returned full-time to fine arts when I figured out how to develop my series of “Tangles” 3 dimensionally. I currently live & work in Chicago. Again, thank you to Shapeways for having me!
1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air (byKrizia Flores)
If you’re a fan of Tumblr’s recently updated Android app, consider the wisdom of Tumblr’s own Android expert Chris Haseman. He recently released his second book, Creating Android Applications: Develop and Design. Available for Kindle download and paperback purchase via Amazon, Chris shows you how to use the powerful set of Android tools to begin creating the next generation of Android applications.
“I wrote the book because learning Android is hard in a few ways,” he says. “Doing a bunch of searches on how to write an Android application gives you information without knowledge.”
Creating Android Applications provides a complete introduction to developing for Google’s mobile OS, offering tons of insights and hard-earned advice. After a tour of how to install and configure the Android SDK and Eclipse IDE, you jump right in to build your first Android project.
“Android has several traps for beginners all of which I’ve fallen into. The book, in a way, is my best attempt to help new people avoid them,” Chris says. “Plus, I’ve always wanted to dedicate a book to my wife, and this seemed like the shortest path to get there.”
1964 Aston Martin DB5 (by Steve Sexton)
Aerodynamic design and modeling has been a mainstay application of 3D Printing for a long time. Only recently, as costs have decreased, are we starting to see this applied to the design of consumer products. Margot Krasojevic’s Air Turbine Light is an excellent example of this. 3D Printed in a ceramic material, the lamp is lightweight, perfectly balanced, & aerodynamic. Most impressive is the fact she has been able to realize this design from concept to finished product without a large development team or investment. (via Shapeways | blog: Aerodynamic Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting)
Other airports take note.
When you make something no one hates, no one loves it.
Tibor Kalman quoted by Fredrik Öst & Magnus Berg of SNASK speaking at CreativeMornings/Stockholm. (*watch the talk)
Merry Brides: Vintage Antique Jewelry -
I have been collecting antique and vintage jewelry for years. My passion for jewelry started when my grandmother gave me an antique bracelet when I was about twelve. She explained the bracelet was handmade in Ireland and belonged to her grandmother. I loved hearing about the history of the…
Why so serious?