Artist Christoph Bader collaborated with MIT scientist Neri Oxman to create grown wearable suits. First they wrote a growth algorithms “inspired by natural growth behavior” to generate 3D shapes, then they actually created these objects with a 3D printer.
According to the artists, the idea is that the resulting outfits could contain living organisms — bacteria and algae — that could serve various functions during interplanetary exploration. More info here.
I had the tremendous honor of being one of the artists in Arielle Jovellanos’s incredible, gorgeous Ham4Pamphlet project! My song was “The Adams Administration”; and while most folks would go for the ‘fat motherf**er’ line, it’s T Jeffs’ grunt of confusion that always speaks to me! I also knew I couldn’t keep up with half the other artists involved– Claire Hummel are you kidding me– but I thought a real minimal thing would pop like a record scratch in the middle of the book, and I think it works out okay!
You should check out the whole project right now! Ham4Pamphlet
My 11yo son (who’s read THG) and I were driving around doing errands when the pop version of The Hanging Tree came on. He turned to me and said, “It’s weird that they would take something so serious and make it into a song that sounds like it’s supposed to be at a party.”