Bathsheba "Dorn" Grossman Sculpture Becomes North America's Largest 3D Printed Object
What you're looking at on the left is "Rygo", a sculpture by renowned artist Bathsheba Grossman; what you're looking at on the right is a six foot tall version of Rygo, printed earlier this month to become North America's largest 3D printed object. Bathsheba, by the way, is a sometime visitor to Second Life, where she's known as Bathsheba Dorn, and has featured some of her art in-world. (Read about that on her site here.) When I first started looking into this story, some SLers told me that Bathsheba was also the avatar artist known as Wizard Gynoid, who like Bathsheba makes math-inspired sculpture in SL, such as this E8 Polytope. But while Wizard and Bathsheba have worked together on SL-related projects (Bathseba drew from Wizard's work to create this crystal E8 featured on her website), Ms. Gynoid tells me that she and Ms. Grossman are not the same person. Interestingly, however, there's this non-Gynoid factoid:
Bathsheba Grossman is sister to Austin and Lev Grossman, both of whom write about high technology and publish well-regarded sci-fi novels, and as it happens, I met both the brothers at a Linden Lab GDC party a few years ago. So it somehow all ties together (or maybe not at all).
Hat tip: Liz Dorland.