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Star Trek Art Beams Down To Microsoft Lobby

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

 

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sir daniel
May 24, 2010 10:09 am

cool

first ??

duh !

RM10019
May 24, 2010 10:12 am

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

Crusade2267
May 24, 2010 10:31 am

That is actually really freakin cool!

Dr. Image
May 24, 2010 10:43 am

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

ster julie
May 24, 2010 10:45 am

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

Captain Dunsel
May 24, 2010 11:24 am

It’s about time those guys were strung up!

Buzz Cagney
May 24, 2010 11:39 am

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

Johann
May 24, 2010 12:03 pm

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.

May 24, 2010 12:17 pm

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.

T.'.
May 24, 2010 12:27 pm

T.’.

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

T.’.

Mattiac
May 24, 2010 1:22 pm

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

Stuart Wilson
May 24, 2010 1:34 pm

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.!

Ben
May 24, 2010 2:11 pm

simply very cool

May 24, 2010 2:43 pm

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.

Polly
May 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Cool. Someone sure had a lot of spare time.

Tarrax
May 25, 2010 2:47 am

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

ryanhuyton
May 25, 2010 2:03 pm

Awesome work!

#16

Yeah, usually Anthony deletes such posts.

May 25, 2010 9:41 pm

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

Scruffy the Janitor/Vampire Slayer
May 26, 2010 6:13 am

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…

August 20, 2010 4:17 am

It’s some awesome “window blinds”! :D

September 5, 2010 8:03 am

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

February 25, 2011 8:23 pm

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

April 4, 2011 12:29 pm

wow!!!

November 17, 2011 7:30 pm

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

Great job Devorah,

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