Art and Science of Love: The World's Smallest Sculpture | Jonty Hurwitz | TEDxMPIStuttgart

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  • Published on Jan 21, 2020
  • Creating sculptors that dwarf compared to the head of an ant or a human hair. Artist and entrepreneur Jonty Hurwitz will demonstrate how using technology that pushes the boundaries of science enabled him to push the boundaries of art. In his work he expresses the connection between art, science and love. Jonty Hurwitz is an artist, engineer and entrepreneur. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following his studies Jonty travelled in India studying Yoga and wood carving, before arriving in London where he then spent many years in the tech world designing financial risk algorithms.
    Jonty started producing sculpture in 2009 and now creates scientifically inspired artworks and anamorphic sculptures. He is recognised for the smallest human form ever created using nano technology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

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  • Best Cosmo
    Best Cosmo 22 days ago +1

    big up daddy man

  • DE MEDICIS GALLERY
    DE MEDICIS GALLERY Month ago

    WONDERFUL ! ART & SCIENCE , technology is just a new media ;) to expresse ourselves ! BIG UP JONTY & BIG LOVE

  • wanda moroney
    wanda moroney 2 months ago

    Completely fascinating!

  • Marianne
    Marianne 2 months ago +2

    Like Leonardo da Vinci who also connected and wrote about art and science together.

  • Sapien
    Sapien 2 months ago +1

    13:52 I am amazed by the great presentation and so I'm sorry to dissagree, but we don't know anything about the stone age children who were not at all interested in cave paintings. So there may have been ignorants back then too.
    No offense though.

  • Maressa Naara
    Maressa Naara 2 months ago +3

    This scenery is awesome, and your words too: art and science come together. Congrats!

  • informatimago
    informatimago 2 months ago +1

    Since IBM made sculptures the size of a few atoms with an electronic microscopes several decades ago, I guess we're talking about subatomic scultures there? No? 👎

  • stone bender
    stone bender 2 months ago +1

    Anyone who wears a fashion scarf thinks too highly of themselves

  • Michael
    Michael 2 months ago +1

    Go to a place that you can dig up clay, once you take it to your place dry it out in the sun or somewhere under cover. Crush the clay to a fine powder and sift the clay dust (remember to always wear a dust mask) and add water to sifted clay when you have sifted most of the sand out. And make instant clay.
    Create a sculpture out of clay that has a flat back or at least a flat bottom. Once the clay has dried melt candle wax over your sculpture, use hair dryer to spread the wax evenly until the layer is super thin.
    Go to the store and buy 100% silicone (has to be 100% silicone) and lighter fluid, any brand
    Mix the silicone and the lighter fluid about 50/50 and stir to make a very paint like mix.
    Coat your sculpture in about 3 to 4 layers of silicone mix, on the second layer add cheese cloth for support of the mold. Wait a couple of hours for silicone to dry
    Remove mold, and then place silicone mold back onto the sculpture again, push foil or cloth around the outside of the mold while and coat in plaster of paris (this is the casing that holds the outside of the mold in place so it doesn't bow or buckle)
    Wait for plaster to cure and you now have a one sided mold to pour concrete into.
    You are now a concrete statue artist. For under 500 you can start a business

    • Y R Y Alam
      Y R Y Alam Month ago +1

      MUCH Respect for your effort to share your knowledge. Empowering the artist in everyone

  • SUCH Developments
    SUCH Developments 2 months ago

    When ART and SCIENCE come together. Beautiful! The wat it should be.

  • James
    James 2 months ago +5

    I have trouble finding socks in the morning...imagine forgetting were you left this sculpture 😀 Seriously though...it's incredible!

    • James
      James 2 months ago

      kurtilein3 Ouch! I hope they weren't valuable 😳

    • kurtilein3
      kurtilein3 2 months ago

      i managed to misplace some gemstone-quality cut diamonds. They were in a really small plastic bag, (the kind designed for this but mostly used for drugs) which i think i put into my wallet, but they never resurfaced.

  • Mary Camilleri
    Mary Camilleri 2 months ago

    Thank you , beautifully said, with a beautiful heart . Many blessings.💎👊👣👁👁💚❤💛💙💜🎓🤔🐣

  • David Brambila
    David Brambila 2 months ago +1

    Imagine if you drop it.
    *drops it*

    • David Brambila
      David Brambila 2 months ago

      Som Thing . Why do you hurt my brain

    • Som Thing
      Som Thing 2 months ago +1

      David Brambila To drop it, you must first pick it up, for which you must first see it.

  • Salwa Alwafai
    Salwa Alwafai 2 months ago

    It is not the work of science but rather it is the work of LOVE. Meeting the love of your heart and getting united with her actually gave you that insightful creativity that led you to explore the depth of your gifts and talents. Creativity is the daughter of love. Amazing !

  • اسماعيل بشر اسماعيل

    It is amazing !!!!!!!

  • Anicka Nel
    Anicka Nel 2 months ago +1

    I instantly recognized the Afrikaans accent👏🏼

  • Stephen Robinson
    Stephen Robinson 2 months ago +3

    I was trying to find some sort of logic in his explanation about 50,000 years ago. It made no sense, no logic, no science, no nothing. Pure speculation about how out of all these animals, "she" somehow smeared ashes that marked the beginning of and "she" created the image on the wall, and "she" became human. He is a great artist, however he cannot, nor should he, speculate on how his gift originated and unquestionably state it as the truth.

    • James
      James 2 months ago

      Stephen Robinson Because 50,000 years ago modern Human hadn't developed, fossil records and skull size would be part of the way Science can conclude this. A Google search will give you far better answers than I could

    • Stephen Robinson
      Stephen Robinson 2 months ago

      @James Not questioning the time nor the materials nor the gender. Questioning his speculation on the matter, especially HOW it all began 50,000 years ago with the materials used. How is to say it was not a group of cave dwelling human beings with language and intelligence equal to any human today?

    • kurtilein3
      kurtilein3 2 months ago

      The paint was analyzed, what he says about the ingredients is true, and to even scientifically arrive at the 50.000 year figure they had to carbon date it.

    • James
      James 2 months ago +3

      Stephen Robinson The material he mentioned ARE the materials used for the painting. As for him saying She' it makes a change from He! And he is 50% likely to be correct...same as he is saying He!

  • seasong
    seasong 2 months ago +1

    Wow that is crazy small

  • CESAR ADREIMOLBAID
    CESAR ADREIMOLBAID 2 months ago

    Donde está el subtitulo en español, Coñazo!?

  • Y R Y Alam
    Y R Y Alam 2 months ago +2

    I gotta ask, why? Art for Amoebas?

    • Y R Y Alam
      Y R Y Alam Month ago

      @Snodge Kat I suppose when there is starvation, wars, and we're facing ecocide and nuclear Armageddon, I d rather people with the time and energy to make art, communicate in ways that make a difference . Instead this is a kind of bid for who fulfillment through notoriety. Just saying...

    • Snodge Kat
      Snodge Kat 2 months ago

      Y R Y Alam why not? Does it have to have a reason to exist?

  • nafia ly
    nafia ly 2 months ago +23

    artist and scientist should come together, and its togetherness which will bring the empathy needed for us to navigate the ethical complexities of our time

    • kurtilein3
      kurtilein3 2 months ago

      They do in many ways, these areas often touch. Sometimes one person is an artist and a scientist. Leonardo da Vinchi or Johann Wolfgang Goethe would be prominent examples. You always have some artists who strive to use the newest technology and materials, or take inspiration from new discoveries. Art photography is as old as photography, and digital art is as old as the computers with sufficient processing power to do it.

  • Jessica L
    Jessica L 2 months ago +1

    Wow!! 😃😃👏👏

  • Tabacchum Taba
    Tabacchum Taba 2 months ago +1

    love channel

  • ijas ikku
    ijas ikku 2 months ago +2

    *..കമന്റ് തൊഴിലാളി കീ......*
    Like from kerala,INDIA


    3118

  • Wasabi Woo
    Wasabi Woo 2 months ago

    Sub to me for a giveaway.

  • La vuelta al mundo no se como

    Love is the wayyy!!!!!!!!!!

  • Inner child
    Inner child 2 months ago +5

    Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular

  • Gouthami Mattapati
    Gouthami Mattapati 2 months ago +1

    Incredibleeee..... 👏👏👏🤘🤘🤘

  • Moosa 1331
    Moosa 1331 2 months ago +1

    Amazingg bro

  • Coach Glen Byrne
    Coach Glen Byrne 2 months ago +36

    Whoever is feeling lonely remember that you are an amazing person that has so much to give to the world!!
    😊

    • Tibo 3ple B Kiss
      Tibo 3ple B Kiss 2 months ago +1

      @Michael😳😳😍

    • Michael
      Michael 2 months ago

      Go to a place that you can dig up clay, once you take it to your place dry it out in the sun or somewhere under cover. Crush the clay to a fine powder and sift the clay dust (remember to always wear a dust mask) and add water to sifted clay when you have sifted most of the sand out. And make instant clay.
      Create a sculpture out of clay that has a flat back or at least a flat bottom. Once the clay has dried melt candle wax over your sculpture, use hair dryer to spread the wax evenly until the layer is super thin.
      Go to the store and buy 100% silicone (has to be 100% silicone) and lighter fluid, any brand
      Mix the silicone and the lighter fluid about 50/50 and stir to make a very paint like mix.
      Coat your sculpture in about 3 to 4 layers of silicone mix, on the second layer add cheese cloth for support of the mold. Wait a couple of hours for silicone to dry
      Remove mold, and then place silicone mold back onto the sculpture again, push foil or cloth around the outside of the mold while and coat in plaster of paris (this is the casing that holds the outside of the mold in place so it doesn't bow or buckle)
      Wait for plaster to cure and you now have a one sided mold to pour concrete into.
      You are now a concrete statue artist. For under 500 you can start a business

    • Manish Sharma
      Manish Sharma 2 months ago +1

      In terms of?

    • Tibo 3ple B Kiss
      Tibo 3ple B Kiss 2 months ago +2

      Thank you... We need it sometimes

  • _ Kcy0
    _ Kcy0 2 months ago +5

    That wig is so distracting

  • عبيير [ الورد ]
    عبيير [ الورد ] 2 months ago +2

    👋🏼❤️

  • Jeva Samy
    Jeva Samy 2 months ago +1

    Its so beautifuland meaning ful