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Nanotouch Skin to gold.

The project Midas, uses developments in nanotechnology to explore the space between humans and objects at a nano level. This investigation analyses data recorded with an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) in order to visualise the transference that occurs when humans touch a material.

The particle exchange that takes place between the skin and materials examines a scale within the human context, exploring below the cellular level. At an atomic level the body may be envisaged as having no spatial boundaries.

The emergent imaging methods of nanotechnology are generally based on an Old World order of a perspectivally constructed space. The Midas’ projects exploration of trans-interstitial spaces at an atomic level could provide a reconfiguration of our understanding of perspectival space. Nanotechnology offers new ways of exploring spatiality, while recapitulating the pervasive presence of perspectival systems. The Midas project deconstructs, investigates and even maps the challenges of post-perspective spatialities. [1]

 

 Images from the Enter3 Exhibtion Unsafe Distance Prague 2007 [2]

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The Midas project, installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007 presented a projection of a single cell where a genetic algorithm was written for semi autonomous self-organizing nanobots to affect the digital image. Photo © Paul Thomas

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The Midas project, still from the Midas installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007. Photo © Paul Thomas

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The Midas project, still from the Midas installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007. Photo © Paul Thomas

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The Midas project, still from the Midas installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007. Photo © Paul Thomas

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The Midas project, still from the Midas installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007. Photo © Paul Thomas

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The Midas project, still from the Midas installation at the Enter 3 Prague 2007. Photo © Mike Phillips

[1] http://www.visiblespace.com/midas/premise.html

[2] Images and text from: http://i-500.org/blog/archive/midas-images-from-prague-enter-3-exhibitio...

Midas project from Paul Thomas on Vimeo.

 

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