Engineers likely think of 2D and 3D in terms of product design and demonstrating what a product can do; artists likely see 2D and 3D in terms of art and showing it in a new light. Two different purposes, but both can appreciate 2D and 3D. From January 11-14, 2005, 30 2D and 3D images will be on display at Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. The images will be chosen from among the entries to the 7th Annual Macworld Conference & Expo Digital Art Contest. To enter, send your digital art and an entry form by November 18. Go to www.macworldexpo.com/gallery.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.