Posts Tagged ‘DNA Art’
 
 

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This table glows in the dark. And although the final product looks like something you would see in a design showroom, or modern house magazine, it is actually something that came from a DIY project — one that you could even do yourself.

Artist/inventor Mike Warren created this table using photoluminescent (glow) powder and clear resin, to fill the cracks of a naturally porous piece of wood. The result is a table that will charge in sunlight and glow blue, only in the cracks and spaces filled with the glow resin.

Check out the video below to see how it works and how it was made. If you want to attempt this yourself, follow the instructions on Instructables and be sure to send us a photo of the result!

 

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Via Colossal

If you like to fill your home with unique art projects, why not create a DNA Portrait?

 

 
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Posted in Contest, DNA Art by Brittany on August 26th, 2014
 

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Decorating your room for the new school  year? We could help you out!

Enter now to win a $100 voucher for any DNA 11 Product! To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! If you share the contest on social media, you will also be awarded bonus entries when your friends enter!

Contest closes September 2, 2014 at 11:59 PT. Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only. 

Good luck!

 
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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Photography by Brittany on August 14th, 2014
 

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Photographer Martin Kimbell has found a way to freshen up the classic photography experiment called light painting – and it doesn’t involve any high-tech gadgets or tools.

These light tornadoes are created by attaching LED’s to a hoop and throwing it into the air. As the hoop spins and descends, Kimbell takes a long-exposure photograph to capture the pattern the lights make on the way down.

Through a perfect combination of illumination and timing, Kimbell is able to create beautiful and diverse tornado-like “structures” in the images.

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Via Lost At E Minor

 
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Posted in DNA Art, new product by Brittany on August 7th, 2014
 

New Colour Heeader

They’re here! The colors that you voted on are now available for purchase at DNA11.com!

In the end, we added 5 new colors to choose from! They are available for any portrait size that you choose — and you get to choose your colors after ordering so you’ll be able to look at the swatch and decide at home!

To learn more about creating art from your DNA, check out our site!

Take a look at the 5 new options – as chosen by you!

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Glacier

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Stormy Skies

Stormy Skies

Marine

Marine

Bubblegum

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Head over to DNA11 to get your very own DNA Portrait in one of our awesome new colors!

 
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Posted in Art+Science, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 16th, 2014
 

Microscopic Paintings

These images look like fine art paintings – but they’re not. They’re actually made from layers of microscopic images.

Artist Rebecca Clews takes hundreds of microscopic images, and combines them until they create a final work she is happy with. Many of the color and texture combinations look like abstract landscapes that reflect her growing up in rural New Mexico. The microscopes became a fixture in her work through school, and her parents background as scientists.

Take a look at some of the amazing work she has created, piece by piece.

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Via My Modern Met

If you like the combination of science and art, check out how to make your own with DNA 11.

 
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Posted in Art in Nature, Photography, Science by Brittany on July 9th, 2014
 

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When you think of bees, you might not immediately think of them as majestic, beautiful or even positive in any way. Photographer and naturalist Clay Bolt has set out to change that.

The photographs were taken for the Beautiful Bees project, and aim to change the way we think about, research and see bees. You can see from the photographs that there are many kinds of this frequently-hated insect, and a closer look reveals colors and features that are often overlooked and endearing.

Seeing the bees this way, Bolt hopes will help people to respect and protect the nature around them.  See more photographs of bees, and other insects, birds and amphibians on Bolt’s website.

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Via Wired

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Posted in Color, Contest, DNA Art, new product, Promotions by Brittany on June 3rd, 2014
 

New Colors for DNA 11

It’s been a while since we had some new colors in the DNA Portrait options – we’re about to change that!

We have come up with ten potential color options, and we want your help to choose which ones go on our site. Just vote for your favorite option to help us decide. The winning portraits will appear on the site, ready to be purchased shortly after that!

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Help us out and Vote Now!
Voting will end Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. 

 
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What's Brewing in the DNA 11 Labs

We’re always looking for new ways to create personalized art, so we thought we would share our recent research with you!

We have been looking at a way to create jewellery, from your DNA. The possibilities are endless with this idea, so the process was exciting.

First we took a look at whether we would use the same sequencing procedure as we do with our portraits. We wanted to stay true to our DNA 11 customers and products, but we thought there might be some other interesting patterns in the science that we could work with. We took a look at STR data, to see if it would translate well onto a ring, bracelet, or even necklace.

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The numbers in the data would transfer well into measurements of the bands, providing a delicate and perfectly unique pattern for each piece.

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Another way we could go about it would be to use our original sequencing, and transfer the entire portrait, or a single ladder onto the piece.

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We decided to focus on the idea of a DNA ring. Outside of the DNA data possibilities, there are so many options in the world of jewellery that we have looked at. From the size and design of the piece, to the type of material used, to the way they are physically produced, there is so much to take into consideration. We tried a few 3D-printed prototypes and even discussed with a local jeweller the possibilities of casting each ring.

We started with the above sketches and created some potential digital designs.

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Once we saw how the bands could look, we moved forward with 3D printed prototypes.

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We played around with silver, gold and titanium options.

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We also looked at cutting out the DNA data, compared to raising it above the surface, or etching the full portrait into the ring. The ways of personalizing these pieces never ends!

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If you’re familiar with our DNA Portraits, you’ll see the full banding etched into the ring in the above photo!

We’ll keep working on these ideas and let you know what we come up with! In the meantime, let us know what you think or if you have any ideas for cool DNA Art in the comments!

 

 
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Posted in Art+Science, How it's Made, Just Cool, Science by Brittany on May 27th, 2014
 

We’ve always highlighted works of art that collide with the world of science — this work takes that collision to a whole new level.

These portraits are made from disease-causing bacteria. Artist/Scientist Zachary Copfer used different types of bacteria for the different portraits, including that which causes respiratory infections and even some from his own body!

The portraits themselves are quite impressive, outside of the medium used to create them. The way Copfer exposes the bacteria to radiation in order to accelerate their growth causes a Lichtenstein appearance in the work as well — the spots of bacteria resembling the comic book style Lichtenstein was known for.

The other thing about creating art from bacteria is that these cells are living things, which means they will eventually die. These works of art are mortal beings.

Wow.

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Via Beautiful/Decay

 
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Posted in DNA Art, Promotions by Brittany on May 20th, 2014
 

DNA11 Fan Sale

We’re having a sale! This week only spend $100 and get a $250 voucher.

Sale ends Monday, May 26th at 11:59 PST. Get yours now!

 
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