Innovative Objects

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Technology is increasingly changing the way artists and designers fabricate objects. Experimental Chilean design studio, Great Things to People, have developed the Catenary Pottery Printer (CPP) an apparatus that creates artful porcelain objects from a catenary mould made of fabric. Combining traditional materials and artisanal methods with parametric design, the studio seamlessly combines innovation and craft. Mad Museum’s current show Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital explores similar advanced methods of production and 3D printing. The exhibit seeks to expose the evolving role of digital design in our daily lives and presents a broad range of inventive objects including jewelry, lighting, sculpture, gowns, and prosthetics all created with advanced technology.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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