3 d printing model

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Looking back, I can’t remember the truth. I blew everything out of proportion so I could feel the hurt and betrayal and write about it in vivid detail. It was my own method of torture. My own undoing; and I enjoyed every second of it.
—  c.j.n.

An international collaboration among the Art Institute of Chicago, the Palazzo Altemps Museum in Rome, and the University of Chicago uses new technologies to make an improbable discovery about two statues from the 2nd century AD. 

Antinous was very likely the lover of the Emperor Hadrian; he drowned as a young man and was deified by a grief-stricken Hadrian. The cult of Antinous spread rapidly throughout the empire; you can see why, since it’s quite a romantic story and he’s a good-looking young man.

W. Raymond Johnson, an Egyptologist with the Oriental Institute, noticed years ago that the fragment of Antinous’s head matched the fragmentary head of a bust in the Palazzo Altemps in Rome, and after a decade of investigation, this year, the two parts were united – but not assembled. Instead, a three-dimensional scan of the parts was made, then assembled and 3-D printed, and from that a plaster model was cast.

The reunited fragments and their “complete” model are on display at the Art Institute through September 5th; if you’re in Chicago, now’s the time to go see them. I’m planning to go myself this afternoon (the Art Institute is open late on Thursdays).


Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology contains over 150 pieces, dating from the early 20th century to the present.

The Metropolitan Museum exhibit showcases outfits created by hand side-by-side with those utilizing latter day methods like 3-D printing, computer modeling, laser cutting, and ultrasonic welding.

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Curator Andrew Bolton’s goal is to “liberate” hand made and machine made from their confines of haute couture (once pigeonholed as hand-made) and pret a porter (once limited to machine-made). Essentially, he wants to hack the system.

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