This week, tech delves deep into the microscopic and then soars high into space.
NET SCULPTURE ABOVE:
Inspired years ago by the traditional, hand-tied nets Indian fishermen made, artist Janet Echelman has taken the idea of netting to another level. Her latest net sculpture, called Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks, hangs in Vancouver and is a giant, billowing beauty that, like her previous works, combines tradition with technology.
Custom 3-D software as well as NASA-grade fiber make this lightweight, floating sculpture 15 times stronger than steel by weight. At night, visitors can influence an interactive light-show, designed in collaboration with Aaron Koblin of Google’s Creative Lab, by using their mobile devices.