Category Archives: Technology

The Art of Construction

Every 3 years the largest construction trade show in North America Conexpo takes place in Las Vegas. This week 2,400 exhibitors from 150 different countries gather to show off their wares. The scale and variety of forms are amazing.Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Conexpo Las Vegas 2017Wacker Neuson Conexpo Las VegasWacker Neuson Conexpo Las VegasOne of the most innovative exhibitors at the show is Wacker Neuson.

Academic Imagery

Recently, Ohio Wesleyan University used  my stock images to represent various Academic Studies. Below are some of the images they choose.
Envir Studies

Enviromental Studies

Futur-15

Economics

 

Artwork

Fine Arts

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Geology Kodachrome Basin park Utah

Geology

Philosophy

Philosophy

Dense Grass

Botany

Zoology

Zoology

https://www.owu.edu/academics/departments-programs/

 

Monochromatic to Saturated Color

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I just had the privilege of hanging my second show in a row at Barcelona Restaurant at Whittier and Jaeger in German Village. This time the imagery is rendered in color. I used 3D software to make the geometric forms and place them into a conceptual context. The most important elements that influence the color and shadows are outside our field of view.B2-2AB2-2BB2-2C Each image takes many days to render on a Mac Power BookB2-2D

B2-2Each Archival Giclee print is on Canvas and is 42″-25″. The price of each print is $750.00 plus sales tax. 15% of the sales will be donated to the German Village Society. Please visit Barcelona for great food, tapas and drinks. They have a wonderful Happy Hour at the bar on week days from 4-7 with a variety of drinks at $4.00 and tapas for $5. www.barcelonacolumbus.comB2-5Bar-2_Panorama1 LRPlease visit my website at www.larryhamill.com

Finding Form in Farming

Last month marked the 49th OSU Farm Science Review, held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.  While grain storage structures, livestock handling equipment and the latest in agricultural technology may not sound like fertile ground when it comes to visual elements, the show yielded many colorful, graphic images.

More than 600 exhibitors displayed their products and services to help farmers improve their on-farm efficiency and profitability. This year’s theme, Where Farmers Go to Dream, emphasized agricultural innovation and helped seed new ideas and long-term vision for the farming industry.

The event attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the country and Canada, who spend three days perusing 4,000 product lines, while learning the latest in agricultural research, conservation, nutrition, gardening and landscape development.

More @ Farm Science Review

MedFlight Takes Safety to New Heights

MedFlight has just introduced a new helicopter, the Euro Copter 130, which will eventually comprise their entire fleet. Pictured above hovering over the Santa Maria replica, the Euro is capable of moving at 130 knots – technology that Christopher Columbus couldn’t have imagined.

This agile, light, single engine chopper can carry a pilot, patient and three medical personnel and has a roomy interior that provides greater access to the patient.

Equipped with all the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommended equipment, the Euro Copter comes complete with night vision capabilities.

Its Traffic Collision Avoidance System, Satellite Real Time Weather and voice, video and flight recorder gives the pilot added safety measures. Whether in the air or on the ground, MedFlight places patient safety first. A representative from MedFlight noted that while the Euro Copter 130 may be capable of 130 knots, their pilots will not be pushing the envelope in terms of speed.

Where Dreams and Technology Meet

A visit to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, is the closest you’ll come to time travel (without a Back to the Future modified Delorean) as you move from the Wright brothers’ legacy to present day stealth technology.

Our visit took us from the Early Years Gallery, starting with the Wright brothers’ vision of flight through World War I aircraft, to the World War II Gallery and the Korean and Vietnam Galleries, landing us in the Cold War Gallery, which houses the world’s only permanent public display of a B-2 stealth bomber.

This blast from the past culminated in the Missile and Space Gallery, a silo-like, 140-foot high structure that serves as a final resting place for Titan missiles and Apollo, Mercury and Gemini command modules and capsules. No Buzz Lightyear here.

Back Down to Earth

Like the two theatrical masks of tragedy and comedy the exhibits entitled, Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit and Bob Hope: 50 Years of Hope, ground visitors with a reminder of the losses endured and the hope retained and at times, laughter shared during times of war.

As Bob Hope used to say – thanks for the memories.                                                   And preserving the memories as well as these massive historic vehicles is no small feat. The restoration division of the museum relies on the talents of volunteers, whose skills range from machine and woodworking expertise to craftsmanship in sheet metal and painting. Their knowledge of aircraft spans years of technology – from World War I fabric covered aircraft to the elite fighters of today’s Air Force.

The Memphis Belle is one of their more recent restoration projects. A B-17F Flying Fortress, the Memphis Belle is one of the museum’s most famous aircraft, with its bomber crews having flown 25 missions against Nazi Germany in WWII. Visit the link below for a slide show of the restoration in progress.

Memphis Belle Restoration

For Museum Hours and Info visit the National Museum of the USAF.

Post written by Pamela J. Willits.

3D Gems

If the above image looks like a diamond encrusted road leading up to a modern day Emerald City, you’d be half right.  It’s actually one of master goldsmith William A. Weidinger’s latest jewelry creations.

With technology once reserved for the movie industry, 3D Matrix software has moved from the silver screen into all facets of design. And the technology that made snow scenes in The Polar Express sparkle like diamonds, the Cheshire Cat’s emerald eyes glow in Alice in Wonderland and brought children’s toys to life in Toy Story is anything but child’s play.

By designing virtual 3D jewelry on-screen, Andy Weidinger is helping his father craft a new niche in high end jewelry.  The design’s computer file is output to a CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) device like the Revo CNC Mill shown below. The 5 axis mill cuts horizontally and vertically, creating a dimensionally accurate model from a block of wax.

There is something to be said for precision in fabrication. “Achieving perfect symmetry is the goal,” says Weidinger.

3D technology may have cast a new light on an age old industry, but if you visit Bill at his store in Grandview, you’ll still find the master goldsmith seated at his bench examining recently acquired uncut gems, while dreaming of a stunning setting yet to come. Just don’t tell him he’s not in Kansas anymore.

To view more jewelry designs by William and Andy Weidinger please visit williamweidinger.com.