Whether inspired by human blood vessels, complicated computer systems or the entwining roots of trees, Janaina Mello Landini loves to craft networks of her own, using nylon rope in a rainbow of different colours.
In one particular artwork, Ciclotrama 115, the Sao Paulo artist begins her installation on a giant canvas, weaving the thinnest of threads in red, blue, green and grey onto its surface before increasing the thickness of the material to eventually draw it away from the hanging artwork to end in four separate piles of heavy rope.
Born in São Gotardo, Janaina graduated in Architecture in 1999 and studied Fine Arts from 2004 to 2007, both at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Her work encompasses her knowledge of architecture, physics and mathematics and her observations about time, and her installations vary from object to public space. Discover more at mellolandini.com or follow her on Instagram. Thanks to Colossal for the discovery.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.