Super happy to be spending November in-residence at the Center for New Art, part of the art program at William Patterson University. I’ll be using their giant robot arm (named Daisy) to carve a 6-foot version of the microscopic dust I digitized last year.
Test print of microscopic dust, next onto the 4-foot version.
A cleaned up 3D reconstruction of a piece of dust, digitized using an electron microscope. Rendered in glossy pink plastic, because why not?
A microscopic piece of dust, sliced by a focused ion beam inside an electron microscope. The dust is coated in a one-micron-thick layer of pure platinum to “seal” it in place before slicing. Created at the Center for Multiscale Imaging at Stevens Institute of Technology.
A piece of microscopic dust sitting on a CD-R, encapsulated in a 1-micron-thick layer of pure platinum to seal it in place.
OBJ texture file from a piece of microscopic dust, captured using an electron microscope.
Above: a microscopic dust particle from the surface of a CD-ROM.
Below: the piece of dust, sliced with a “focused ion beam” device. In front of it is a trench cut by the beam as it slices the particle. The slices are imaged and will be reconstructed into a 3D model of the particle.