Charged: Lucy McRae

The body architect reveals how technology informs her work and the "second skins" she's dreaming up next

If Lady Gaga were to give up the music and focus solely on design she might look a lot like Lucy McRae, whose artistic biotech-tinged productions make today’s wearable technology look like candy bracelets. The self-proclaimed “body architect’s” creations include the Swallowable Parfum, an edible capsule that releases fragrance molecules through one’s sweat pores, to a dynamic suit for the Swedish dance-pop singer Robyn for …

Charged: Isaïe Bloch

Last year's 3D Print Show Artist of the Year revolutionizes art and architecture

At the most recent 3D Printshow in London, artist and architect Isaïe Bloch took top honors as Artist of the Year with his work “Satire.” The intricate sculpture is just one of many that illuminates his multidisciplinary mastery, magnetizing vision and critical acclaim. Bloch’s company and atelier Ergatory, formed in 2008, produces a dizzying range of visionary works, everything from radical architectural concepts to skeletonized …

Charged: Jim Campbell in NYC

The artist brings his sculptural LED "light films" to New York, taking over museums, galleries and ballets

While the boundaries between contemporary art and technology have grown increasingly blurry—thanks to everything from biologically-inspired knitted structures to oil that “defies” gravity—there are, surprisingly, only a handful of artists who delve deep into the specs and circuits of light technology. One of them is Jim Campbell. Equipped with a degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from MIT, the San Francisco-based artist employs video, light …