…the truth is, less is more than more may seem
"Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop” - Billie Holiday x Strange Fruit
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
[ HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY ]
The elevator doors open to the rooftop lounge of a Manhattan sky rise. A beautiful young lady greets and escorts me along a vast platform of low level seating graced by tall mirrored columns. The group of ladies I am here to meet are seated with poise, elegantly framed by the reserved booth…