Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nina Chanel Abney's newest art project, the rediscovery of a breed of singing dogs, Crack Magazine's initiative for young directors and more

Nina Chanel Abney’s First AR Artwork, “Imaginary Friend” Created with voice, script and music assistance from Chris Chalk, Jeanette E Toomer (Jet) and El Tsid and available on the Acute Art app, Nina Chanel Abney’s latest artwork is an AR companion known as “Imaginary Friend.” Unveiled 28 August, the piece is Abney’s first-ever augmented reality work and was made to be a kind of talisman. …

Redefine Meat’s 3D-Printed Plant-Based Steak

This week, Israeli start-up Redefine Meat teased their newest product: a 3D-printed steak made from soy and pea proteins, coconut fat and sunflower oil. While plenty of companies have brought ground “meat” products to market, whole cuts account for the majority of real meat purchases globally. “Steaks, roast, slow-cooking, grilling—everything that an animal can do we want to do the same or even better,” Redefine …

Superstrata’s First-Ever 3D-Printed Unibody Carbon Fiber Bike

Each printed product comes custom measured to your body, courtesy of a 3D-printing system with over 500,000 unique sizing combinations

Superstrata is a new bicycle brand launched by Arevo, a Silicon Valley-based 3D printer manufacturer. Their flagship models, the C and E bikes, are the first-ever to be both 3D-printed from thermoplastic carbon fiber and unibody—meaning no screws, bolts, glues or other adhesives. Manufacturing them this way ensures durability and portability, as the carbon fiber frame (without added components) weighs far less than models made …