The amazing installation “REDDRESS” by South Korean artist Aamu Song takes the form of a colossal, red dress made from more than 550 meters of wool fabric. A performer wearing the dress climbs into a concealed staircase, immersing herself in the material. The garment can hold up to 238 people within its folds.
Brooklyn based artist Jason Bard Yarmosky (who we first featured here) will be exhibiting a solo exhibition ‘Elder Kinder’ at NYC’s Lyons Weir Gallery this upcoming May 3rd. Expanding on his series of portraits based on the artist’s 84 year old grandparents, the new works explore the physical process of aging while placing an emphasis on the youthfulness of spirit. Fashioned in children’s costumes, the couple engages in playful and tender moments, leaving subjective room for interpretation as the couple is shrouded in a bleak darkness and yet appear peaceful. View a comprehensive preview below, here on Hi-Fructose. http://www.hifructose.com/index.php/the-blog/2230-jason-bard-yarmoskys-elder-kinder-
New flexible solar cells are thinner than spider silk.
Austrian scientists have developed flexible, stretchable solar cells on thin plastic foil substrates, able to generate a record 10 watts per gram. The cells have a 4.2% power conversion efficiency, which puts it ahead of this flexible solar system I covered earlier this week. Typical solar panels have around 12-17% efficiency.
The above image shows the cells being wrapped around a human hair only 70 microns wide. The cells are based on a commercially available substrate of PET film, with the total device measuring 1.9 microns thick - around a quarter of the thickness of traditional solar cells.
While reading various forum posts about Raspberry Pi supply chain issues, it got me thinking about the wider picture this evening. I guess for the benefit of the wider crowd, I need to fill in a bit of back story first.
The “Raspberry Pi” is a $35 computer that has been developed over the…