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Friday Fun: Silkworm Art

6,500 Silk Worms Spin One Heck Of A Cloud

http://gizmodo.com/6-500-silk-worms-spin-one-heck-of-a-cloud-510908939

Mediated Matter Research Group (part of the MIT Media Lab) recently put thousands of silkworms to work on an architectural project that combines the worms’ natural talent with computer modeling.   Silk Pavilion consists of 26 silk polygons which act as the structure of the piece. Made of silk thread laid by a Computer-Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine, the polygons were a template on which to place 6,500 silkworms which produced natural, unprocessed silk patches. The silkworms worked until the whole structure had been covered.”

6,500 Silk Worms Spin One Heck Of A Cloud

 

Stephen

Posted on: June 7, 2013, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized