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‘One Good Emperor’ by Ben Alun-Jones (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2013

'One Good Emperor' by Ben Alun-Jones

‘One Good Emperor’ by Ben Alun-Jones

Using 3D scanning and remixing tools, Royal College of Art graduate Ben Alun-Jones has scanned the busts of five Roman emperors from the British Museum in London. The goal, blend the scans to create different mixes of One Good Emperor. “This project questions the notions of value and uniqueness in a world where any object can be scanned, sampled and reproduced, simply by recording the object on video.” says Alun-Jones. “Many of these classical busts were also reproductions and so the idea of the original can often be distorted.”

 

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‘Well Proven Chair’ by Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2013

'Well Proven Chair' by Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw

‘Well Proven Chair’ by Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw

While looking at ways of incorporating waste wood shavings into design, Royal College of Art graduates Marjan van Aubel and James Shaw noticed a curious chemical reaction when bio-resin was mixed with shavings, it expands into foam. By adding colour dye and varied-sized shavings from different workshop machines, a colourful, lightweight and mouldable material was created as was the beginnings of their ‘Well Proven Chair’.

 

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