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Extruding Clay by Max Cheprack, student at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel
"My research examined the extrusion process in a new material - clay. For this purpose, I built two pneumatic extruders (for two different die sizes) that push clay through the die. The semi-industrial process enabled me to manipulate the material, with never-before-seen precision and complexity. My research led to the creation of various objects that illustrate the many possibilities of this technology. Finally, I chose to express the result of my research process in a new design for a stool. The final result is inspired by the material culture of the Middle East so as to express time and place. The research opens up new possibilities in ceramic design and shows great promise as a method of production and design."
Out June 27th on !K7 with remixes from Koreless, Jimmy Edgar and more. (via)
Candy Walls by Trust / Directed by Eva Michon, Cinematographer: Daniel Voshart
7 Billion, National Geographic Magazine
With the worldwide population expected to exceed seven billion in 2011, National Geographic magazine offers a 7-part series examining specific challenges and solutions to the issues we face. The magazine introduces the series with its January cover story “7 Billion”, offering a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us all tomorrow.
We Own the Sky by M83 // Directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin of Young Replicant