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Monday, September 15, 2008

What do you get if you cross a Nobel scientist with a fabric designer?

Shot with Olympus E520
It's been a busy weekend for me with lots of photos, so here is one you need to know about first.

The caption isn't a joke, it's a question to which this photo is part of the answer.

For the last two years, there has been a collaboration between Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design - a London college with an international reputation - and the Medical Research Council; pairing 5 Nobel Prize winning scientists with 5 textile designers. The results of this can be seen in a week long exhibition in St James Park.

This work is by Phillipa Brock in collaboration with Sir Aaron Krug. It explores methods of transforming 2-D weaving approaches into 3-D models creating self-folding/forming experimental textile pieces taking inspiration from things like the Tobacco Mosaic Virus. This photo is of the edges of the fabric hanging down. I turned it through 90 degrees because I thought it looked good as a seascape.

If this sort of design interests you, the free exhibition will excite you and you will be well advised to pay it a visit.

See where on the London Daily Photo Map

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