3D Light Projecting the Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in danger, the Buddha complex and surrounding cliffs and valleys in Bamiyan, Afghanistan survived 1,500 years before the Taliban blasted away the two giant statues in 2001. Today, many archaeologists oppose restoration for fear of future Taliban action and concerns that the damage is already far too great. While the focus turns to conservation and stabilization, Chinese family Janson Hu …

Beam Smart Projector

Disguised as a lightbulb fixture, this gadget is a whole lot more

What if you could program a device to start projecting a video of a calm, quiet shoreline—as your alarm—to help ease you into the day? Or have a social media notification report pop up on your living room wall as soon as you walk through the door? The passionate engineers behind Beam are trying to put these technocratic capabilities in the palm of your hands, …

Amba Sayal-Bennett at the London Art Fair

We speak with the emerging artist about her fascinating multi-dimensional drawings

Part of the fun of the London Art Fair, an annual showcase for modern and contemporary British art, is discovering emerging artists. The Art Projects section of the show is where you’ll find new names from all around the world, as well as homegrown talent. One of our favorites this year was Amba Sayal-Bennett, whose graphic, geometric illustrations and “three-dimensional” drawings have already received a …