Not A Dumb Gun....
a: 3-d printing ~
b: a very smart glue gun
What: I was at the Sunnyvale library. They displayed some of the objects that could be made with the device that they had purchased through a grant. The Librarian said it cost about $2000. Not bad. She showed me the feeder material which is a long spool of plastic(PLA). It looked like a huge spool of very thick pink fishing line. This spool of plastic gets fed into the device the way a cylinder of glue gets fed into a glue gun. Except in this case the glue gun is a head which can be manipulated like a precision tool.
Writer: A Sunnyvale Librarian
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 18 2013 3:53 PM
# 3319 Critique Analogy
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.