Little Dipper, Mark II

I’m pleased to show off another prototype fabricated using the new Shapeways porcelain process, a print of the Little Dipper. There isn’t much that needs to be said here. The object is basically identical in size and shape to the version printed using the old ceramic process. The main difference …

Moon shot espresso cup, Mark II

Regular readers of this blog (ha!!) will recall that while in London last year I created an espresso cup embossed with a map of the lunar surface. I had originally attempted to send the cup to Shapeways for printing, but was told that the fine details would be completely lost …

Seeking test images for comic research

Hi, my name is Craig Kaplan.  I’m a Computer Science professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. I’m using my blog as a convenient place to put out a call to comic artists for test images that we could use in our research. My PhD student Matthew Thorne is working on software …

Modular origami halftoning

Fold a square of origami paper in half, unfold, fold it in half the other way, and unfold. Now fold the corners to the centre. Turn it over and repeat. You may be reminded of folding what’s often called a cootie catcher or fortune teller. You end up with the leftmost module in …

The final list

Tomorrow we begin the long trip back home to Canada. My sabbatical officially ended on June 30th, but we stayed here a few extra weeks so that the kids could wrap up a full school year. I haven’t quite finished writing up the espressos that made up the Rocket Cup …