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Star Trek Art Beams Down To Microsoft Lobby May 24, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Art,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , trackback

Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.

 

Trek greets you at Microsoft

Devorah Sperber specializes in making art out of everyday objects like pipe cleaners, beads and thread spools. The highlight of her Mirror Universe show was a series of "beaming in" pieces depicting Star Trek characters using strands of beads. And it is these beaming in pieces that greet you at the Microsoft’s Studio D on their campus in Redmond, Washington.

Here are some photos:

Backlit, sculpture by Devorah Sperber, Spock, Kirk and McCoy: Beaming-In (In-Between), Microsoft, Studio D, Redmond, Washington, USA

Spock, Kirk and McCoy: Beaming-In (In-Between), sculpture by Devorah Sperber, Microsoft, Studio D, Redmond, Washington, USA

Photographer Wonderlane photographing James Tiberius Kirk, Mirror Mirror, beaming onto Enterprise, Star Trek, sculpture by Devorah Sperber, Spock, Kirk and McCoy: Beaming-In (In-Between), Microsoft, Studio D, Redmond, Washington, USA

Spocks Face, made of beads strung on steel wire, Devorah Sperber, Spock, Kirk and McCoy: Beaming-In (In-Between), Microsoft, Studio D, Redmond, Washington, USA 2730

Here is video from the installation:

More photos by Wonderlane at Flickr.

More information on the Star Trek art installation at Microsoft at Kuriositas.

Learn more about the artist and see more photos of her work (including the Star Trek show) at www.devorahsperber.com

 

Comments

1. sir daniel - May 24, 2010

cool

first ??

duh !

2. RM10019 - May 24, 2010

I believe I missed this installation here in New York about a year or two ago. Great work :)

3. Crusade2267 - May 24, 2010

That is actually really freakin cool!

4. Dr. Image - May 24, 2010

Now THAT’S cool.
Fifth!? (I’ll drink to that!)

5. ster julie - May 24, 2010

That’s a LOT of beads–and PATIENCE!! (I have neither.)

6. Captain Dunsel - May 24, 2010

It’s about time those guys were strung up!

7. Buzz Cagney - May 24, 2010

Genius piece of art. And who knew it, but the transporter actually uses Microsoft software. Or it will do. I expect.

8. Johann - May 24, 2010

If I’m going to have my molecules separated and *beamed* somewhere – it’s going to be on open source tech constantly peer-reviewed for bugs. Or I’ll just take a shuttle.

9. JWWright - May 24, 2010

Thats kinetic art, it’s supposed to me moved to see the effect. Why didnt the video guy set the strings in motion? Even a small breeze would have created the “beaming in” effect… random coloured beads that eventually come to rest forming our hero’s. Thats video wasnt any better than a still photo, in fact, worse.

10. T.'. - May 24, 2010

T.’.

Another confirmation that the ST mythos has now become a part of the icons/archetypes of our modern world.

T.’.

11. Mattiac - May 24, 2010

:( USS Enterprise would perish if they used Windows from lousy Mi(c)ro$oft!

12. Stuart Wilson - May 24, 2010

I was waiting to see how long it would take the Microsoft bashers to start. I think it looks great, and to see such a high profile company do something like this is even more special.!

13. Ben - May 24, 2010

simply very cool

14. DJT - May 24, 2010

Cool transporter effect. But it makes me wonder how things will look like when we get to holographic technology that can project life like images.

It would be cool and weird all at the same time to have a lifelike Kirk and company chillin’ in the lobby, ya know?

Either way – fascinating.

15. Polly - May 24, 2010

Cool. Someone sure had a lot of spare time.

16. Tarrax - May 25, 2010

I see we’re getting more infested with the “first!” type posts. What a shame. :(

17. ryanhuyton - May 25, 2010

Awesome work!

#16

Yeah, usually Anthony deletes such posts.

18. Kodak playsport - May 25, 2010

its cool!! someone team invested a lot of time on that i suppose,,,,

19. Scruffy the Janitor/Vampire Slayer - May 26, 2010

11. The US Navy has found that out. NPR did a big story about that a month or two ago.

Hopefully we can get away from MS, now…

20. Miguel - August 20, 2010

It’s some awesome “window blinds”! :D

21. Kodak Playtouch - September 5, 2010

I wish I had the talent to produce like that. Only someone with a meticulous eye and superior design skills could pull that off.

22. LG 47LD520 - February 25, 2011

Goodness! That’s a real eye-catcher for anyone walking by that. So… “Beam me up, Scotty.”

23. ajmah - April 4, 2011

wow!!!

24. Kodak playsport HD Video Camera - November 17, 2011

Devorah Sperber specializes in making art out of everyday objects like pipe cleaners, beads and thread spools. ”

Great job Devorah,

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