MIT’s Gooey 3D Glass Printer

The brilliant minds at MIT’s Mediated Matter Group have released a hypnotizing new video of their latest invention: a 3D printer that uses molten glass as its medium. Created in collaboration with MIT’s Glass Lab, the Glass 3D Printer (G3DP) contains a 1900°F “kiln cartridge” that fires the substance into a malleable state. It’s then laid down in gooey, crystal-clear layers, akin to what glue …

Formlabs Form 1+ 3D Printer

An extensive internal overhaul nets 50% faster printing and finer details all around

In the fall of 2012, a group of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms introduced their innovative, high-resolution 3D printer to Kickstarter. Within a month, the Form1 project had received an astonishing $3 million in funding, and just like that—Formlabs became a reality. Now, building on all they’ve learned from the initial release, the startup today unveils …


Fisher Price records, Go-Go-Gadget gloves, Weezer camp and more in our weekly look at the web

Always evolving, filmmaker and artist Chris Cunningham has gone from designing alien anamatronics and directing daring and disturbing music videos in the 1990s to making his own music and shorts. His recently unveiled latest multimedia project Jaqapparatus 1 exemplifies an immense talent for mixing robotics and sculpture with music and live performance.