The Art of Invention : Atomic Art!

There’s an exhibition at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum (USPTO) which may require you to take your glasses along with you. “Art of Invention – Invention of Art” opened on the 15th at the Museum in Virginia.

On display will be two of the smallest works of art in the world; “The Quantum Corral” and “The Search For Quantum Chaos.” The atomic-sized images come out of the labs at IBM, using their low temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM). There’s an online gallery of more works and information on the process of how they are made (which I didn’t understand) at the IBM website here.Continue Reading

Lloyd’s Building by Willard Wigan

I found this story over at Coxsoft news, which was posted a few days ago. A miniature sculpture of the Lloyd’s Building by the English micro-sculptor Willard Wigan will be auctioned at the Lloyd’s Building in England.

The picture to the left shows the architect of the Lloyds building, Lord Rogers looking through a microscope at the sculpture. The sculptor and the architect are also shown in front of a model of the Lloyd’s building.Continue Reading