We’re always captivated byÂ original artÂ projects that set themselves apart from the rest — much like our DNA art. “Black Hole” is a project by Swiss photographer Fabien Oefner. The setup of his project is very simple, Oefner drips various shades of acrylic paint onto a metallic rod, which is attached to a drill. He switches on the drill, and photographs the moment when the paint starts to move away from the rod caused by theÂ centripetalÂ force. Because the paint moves so quickly, the photo needs to be capturedÂ within a millisecond of the drill being switched on. He makes use of a sensor that is connected to the drill and camera, which allows him toÂ accuratelyÂ freeze frame the motion of the paint.
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What’s the best gift for the co-founder of Apple’s 62nd birthday? DNA ArtÂ from DNA 11, of course!
Steve Wozniak’s surprise birthday partyÂ was the hottest event in San Francisco last night. Woz spoke to the crowd alongside his present â€” theÂ DNA PortraitÂ we created for him. His DNA artÂ was also transformed into a birthday cake thanks to our digital download feature.
How was Steve Wozniak’s DNA Portrait created? DNA 11 extracted his DNA from a simple cheek swab, then ran it through a gel and a process called electrophoresis inÂ our lab. Smaller pieces of DNA move faster than larger pieces through the gel pores, so the result is a series of DNA strands separated from one another based on size, with the largest strands on the top of the gel and the smallest bands at the bottom. This process ensures the unique DNA extends into a unique order.
Fusion-io, where Woz is chief scientist, planned the surprise party.Â Guests secretly invited to the museum received pink boas, noise makers and a chance to test their skills on Tetris.
It was a real honor to create his portrait. Happy Birthday, Woz!
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Starting with a large photograph thatâ€™s transferred to a drawing, Gundersen pins each cork to the canvas, creating a correlation between the hues of the wine-stained corks and the value of light or shadow in the portrait. His latest work,Â Trisha, took 3,621 corks to complete, but other works haveÂ required over 9,000.
If you’re not already blow away by this art’s immensity, check out the video below to catch a peak at how it all comes together. Meet: “Grace”:
We’ve launched the worldâ€™s first creative laboratory combining genetics, art and commerce.
First, DNA 11 revolutionized the art world with our amazing Â DNAÂ Artâ€”and now we’veÂ unveiled the worldâ€™s first genetics lab dedicated to the creation of biometric artwork: The Lab @ DNA 11.
Now DNA 11 is creating the ultimate laboratory for the advancement of biometric artwork by combining a state-of-the-art genetics lab with the in-house creative team that dreamed up the original DNA Portrait to continue to revolutionize the industry.
â€śEstablishing a genetics lab in the middle of an art factory exemplifies the essence of DNA 11 â€” the melding of the two worlds of art and genomics,â€ť said Nazim Ahmed, cofounder, DNA 11.
â€śItâ€™s our take on The Factory â€” Warholâ€™s famous midtown Manhattan studio â€” we call it The Lab @ DNA 11 and it provides an inspirational space for artists, creatives and scientists to create truly remarkable biometric inspired products,â€ť said Nazim.
The Lab @ DNA 11 is located at the companyâ€™s global headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and provides support services for DNA art production around the globe including DNA 11â€™s U.S. production facility in Las Vegas, NV.
As Valentine’s Day approaches there will many kissesÂ givenÂ away but only a select few will last forever as a one-of-kind art piece.
Here are a few tips and trick for getting the best KISS print for your KISS Portrait from our Lead Graphic Designer, Melissa Edwards: