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August 3rd, 2017

Ai Weiwei’s refugee film Human Flow picked up by Amazon

Human Flow, Ai Weiweis first feature film about the global refugee crisis which premieres at the Venice International Film Festival at the end of this month, is due to be released in American theatres this autumn. The US distribution rights to the film have been acquired by Amazon Studios, the media production arm of the online retailer giant owned by …Continue reading →

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Anglo(art)phile Hilton Als to organise series of contemporary shows at the Yale Center for British Art

I became interested in British art when I got tired of American art, the American writer and art critic Hilton Als said at a press event for the Yale Centre for British Art (YCBA) in New Haven, Connecticut on 2 Augustdating this shift to 1999. Als will have the opportunity to share his interest in contemporary British art with an American …Continue reading →

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Object lessons: a Tibetan Buddhist relic and boxer made from recycled materials

Online Saffronart 9-10 August: Asian Art Vaishravana, Guardian Deity of the North (16th-17th century) Est. $39,000-$55,000 The Tibetan relic, a highlight of the houses first online sale of Asian works of art, depicts the Buddhist deity Vaishravana, known in Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana branches of the religion as the Guardian of the North and worshipped as a protector and an …Continue reading →

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Sotheby’s second-quarter income down 14%, but revenue is up as auction house invests in digital

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Winning projects of 3D Pioneers Challenge 2017 include 3D printed skateboard parts, 3D printed drinks, more

3DThe 3D Pioneers Challenge, an international competition for additive manufacturing technologies, has announced its winners. Winning projects include 3D printed skateboard trucks, a 3D printed stone replica of part of the Arch of Palmyra, and a 3D printed neck brace. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2waVtzY

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Lockheed Martin to use 3D printing, VR at new $350M satellite production facility

Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin has broken ground on a new $350 million facility at its Waterton Canyon campus outside of Denver. The new building, called the Gateway Center, will use state-of-the-art technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality to design and develop next-gen satellites. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fcby4H

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Match.com puts 3D printed bachelors on display at Model Males London pop-up shop

Match.com, the online dating service, has launched a new ad campaign in London that is seeking to show women the eligible guys on its platform seeking love. The campaign, which is experimental to say the least, consists of a pop-up shop that will feature miniature 3D printed figurines of seven eligible Match bachelors. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2u7zSvd

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PowderFlow test kit from LPW Technology can identify which metal 3D printing powders are causing failed prints

UK additive manufacturing powder company LPW Technology Ltd has published a laboratory service datasheet on Carney Flow testing, a process used to confirm consistency between metal powder batches and to assist investigation of failed 3D prints. The company sells a flow testing kit called PowderFlow. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2v0tmow

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British Museum adds 3D scan of Rosetta Stone to Sketchfab digital collection

One of the most important and iconic language artifacts in the world is now viewable in three dimensions. Thanks to the efforts of a team of digital technicians from the British Museum in London, the famous Rosetta Stone was recently 3D scanned and uploaded as a 3D model for all to see. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fbN5wn

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Little Pompeii of Vienne is ‘most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years’

A major Roman settlement discovered south of Lyon in France is the most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years, says the chief archaeologist working on the project. Benjamin Clment, who works for the Swiss conservation company Archeodunum, is leading a team of 15 archaeologists at the dig in Saint Colombe, a small town near the …Continue reading →

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