Monthly Archives October 2017

The [not so common] Carapace

The [not so common] Carapace Lately, a number of artists have caught my eye. These artists are using specialized materials and technologies to extend human performance, inspire new aesthetics, and transform our perspective of the biological world.   Bio-engineers, visual artists, fashion designers, and, of course, origami masters, are inspired by unusual features in nature, and in the process, creating new ways of understanding the natural (and ultra-human) world. Let’s look at a couple ways this is happening.   Take the carapace… nature’s rigid shell that covers the upper (dorsal) portion of the crustaceans and arachnids (anthropods), as well as some vertebrates (turtles
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