Mar 2, 2014 9:46:09 AM
Feb 24, 2014 5:47:00 PM
The Australian electronic band Cut Copy has teamed up with Party, a Tokyo- and New York-based creative company, to use cutting edge technology to make an unforgettable music video for their new single, “We Are Explorers.”
NextFab’s Chris Thompson and Brandon Boulden helped the creative vision become a reality, providing technical support and stellar 3D printing for this innovative project. The figurines used in the stop-motion animation for the video were printed by Chris and Brandon on our Stratasys Dimension SST 1200es with UV-fluorescent filament. The video was shot under blacklight over the course of 6 nights on the streets of Los Angeles.
Feb 19, 2014 3:40:00 PM
After two years of exhibitions, American Medium is opening a permanent Gallery and Production House in Brooklyn, NY. And they need your help!
Feb 18, 2014 3:26:22 PM
Everybody loves winter's first snowfall. Those delicate white sprinkles cascading from the heavens makes even the most cynical east-coaster turn their head up to catch a flake on their nose.
Feb 10, 2014 6:33:00 PM
Technology has always been a big part of my life. I remember my family bought a computer when I was just 6 years old. It came in a big box that reminded me of a cow (for those of you who don’t remember, Gateway was a very popular brand back then and their trademark was the black and white spotted box). Not too long after I was introduced to the PC, cell phones exploded into the market, then mp3 players, smart phones, tablets, etc. I found all the new technology spilling into society immensely interesting. As I got older, I made a conscious effort to surround myself with different types of technology beyond consumer devices, and to include myself in discussions about technological innovation and how it would come to shape our world. I didn’t notice it at the time, but those discussions about technology were always in reference to the future; people would constantly talk about how technology would change our lives in the coming years or generations. It wasn’t until I started working at NextFab that I began to realize that while it does make sense to talk about technological innovations and its implications for the future, amazing technologies can also put the past into perspective.
Jan 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM
This year is off to an amazing start with the launch of two supercool Kickstarter projects that got a little help from the NextFab: John Hunchar's Jalapeño™, the portable device that mixes music in real-time; and Peterson Goodwyn's Colour Modular Analog Saturator, DIY audio recording equipment.
Jan 13, 2014 2:16:00 PM
Founder/Engineer of 3DMonstr
Ben joined NextFab during the first year we were open for business, and I recall him as one of the most technically competent and productive, as well as enthusiastic and generous people to grace the NextFab community. I was very pleased that Ben valued what NextFab has to offer enough to make the commute from the Princeton, NJ area down to Philadelphia in his spare time. He also quickly ran up against some of the limitations of capabilities back then, and I recall feeling a bit embarrassed that we couldn’t offer him a CNC milling machine adequate for his needs (the Roland MDX-540 was our only CNC mill at the time). Hey Ben - look at us now!... Anyway, I lost touch with Ben back in 2012, and always worried that we had failed him somehow. Just recently, a colleague of mine sent me a link to a Kickstarter campaign by a new 3D printer company in Princeton, and lo and behold! there was Ben! I contacted him to say hi and catch up, and he was generous enough to ease my mind on the issue of why he left NextFab...
Jan 3, 2014 10:52:00 AM
Contemporary visual artists Kate Kaman and Joel Erland are doing more in Key West this winter than looking for their lost shaker of salt. They've managed to seamlessly blend art and technology into the serene Floridian landscape.
Dec 23, 2013 5:03:55 PM
Jason Browne -- a Drexel senior, entrepreneur, and NextFab member -- has teamed up with staff to prototype Spore, a solar-powered battery charger.
Dec 17, 2013 3:09:00 PM
Sharon McMullen, Alisha Hettinger, and Andrew Gormley have applied to bring an official Creative Mornings chapter to Philadelphia.