I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.
Learn more about the project by watching the “Making of Biologic” here: https://vimeo.com/142212881
Initiated from MIT Media Lab, BioLogic is our attempt to program living organism and invent responsive and transformable interfaces of the future. Nature has engineered its own actuators, as well as the efficient material composition, geometry and structure to utilize its actuators and achieve functional transformation. Based on the natural phenomenon of hygromorphic transformation, we introduce a specific type of living cells as nanoactuators that react to body temperature and humidity change. The living nanoactuator can be controlled by electrical signal and communicate with the virtual world as well. A digital printing system and design simulation software are developed to assist the design of transformation structure.
WANDER IN TURKEYトルコ彷徨
A video of a journey to Turkey.
Zanzibar from Aboveザンジバルを空から
A video of city, beach, and sea of Zanzibar taken with drone.
Travel to Cubaキューバへの旅
A video of Cuba where the culture of the 1950s still lives.
From New Delhi to Agra, footage of various expressions of India.
The No-Man’s-Land Beneath the Border Wallノー・マンズ・ランドに住む人たち
There’s a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande river that’s still part of the United States, but exists below the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this no-man’s-land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.