A Fold in Time/ MIT's Martin & Erik Demaine
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This is a rare chance to see the Demain’s give a talk followed by a blindfolded Glass Blowing demonstration!
In our most recent work, we print patterns onto the paper before folding and combining with glass.
Some of the Destructors series is on exhibit at the MFA. At the DM Gallery, we are exhibiting for the first time a new way to combine Destructors with glass. We crizzle and crack (a form of destruction) the glass by pouring water inside the glass while it is hot. The temperature shock causes cracks on the inner surface, forming destruction. The paper inside the glass has The Destructors short story, and together the paper and glass are \\\”destroyed\\\” into a new sculpture.
Another unusual pattern printed onto paper is made by pouring/dripping hot glass onto paper to burn the paper in a “pyroprint”, thus combining hot glass with paper in two different ways; see the video:
Other current work that we are excited about includes designing art fonts that incorporate scientific research or unsolved problems. For example, some fonts relate directly to glass blowing (glass “squishing” font,, and glass cane font, while other fonts relate directly to paper folding.
2342 Emerson Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Low vision tactile tour and Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.
Low vision tactile tour and Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.View less