Design of the Week: Quantum Object #1

This week's selection is Quantum Object #1 by sculptor Frederik De Wilde. It's a trippy piece we first noticed at this year's London 3D Printshow, where it was on display among many other spectacular pieces. 
 
Visually, it's a plane with drips extending in opposite directions, defying gravity in two different directions. But why is it named, "Quantum Object #1"? According to De Wilde: 
 
Quantum Object #1 is 3D model generated by using a live data feed from quantum fluctuation measurement devices used by the Australian National University, Department of Quantum Science lead by Dr. Thomas Seymul.
 
In other words, it's a sculpture of space-time vacuum fluctuations that occur around and inside of you every picosecond. It doesn't look real - but it is. De Wilde says: 
 
Yes, space is only noise if you can see it. 
 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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