Nanotechnology and Art
I found this week's lecture to be very interesting because not only does nanotechnology relate to art but it also has profound effects in medicine and the tech industry. Dr. Gimzewski dives deeper into the subject and states its true potential, one that can potentially change the world. Nanotechnology is special in that its way too small to be seen with the naked eye, therefore individuals use technologies such as a microscope to see things at such a small level. This enables individuals to witness art at a nano scale level.
(nano tech disabling dangerous cells)
As stated previously, nanotechnology has profound effects in medicine allowing treatment to go to a microscopic level. This new technology involves nanoparticles-many of which are- currently under development to be manufactured and used in today's medical world. These applications have the potential to plunge deeper and more precisely than ever before with the use of Nano-robots to repair damage at the cellular level. Richard Feynman, a Nobel prize winner coined the idea of "swallow the surgeon" which may allow for an army or Nano-robots to enter the blood vessel and essentially travel anywhere within the body to look around and treat damaged cells with drugs.
(An army of nano-robots healing cellular walls at a microscopic level)
Nanotechnology has also been successful in the nanotech industry, regarding computers. Microelectronics refers to the technology that has allowed for the advancement of 'Micro' technologies within computers and CPU's. With the use of nanotechnology, MIT researchers discovered how to use nanotech to drastically shrink computer chips, which in turn makes them cheaper and even more powerful. MIT researchers believe that if you can potentially speed the chip up while shrinking it, you will most certainly see a performance bump. One reason in which artists and scientists find nanotechnology so interesting is due to its absolute small size which is invisible to the human eye. Therefore, this new tech allows for a wide array of advancements in medicine, art, and the tech world.
(Intel's most powerful CPU created with the use of nanotechnology)
Gimzewski, Jim,. Victoria Vesna. The Nanomeme Syndrome: Blurring of fact & fiction in the construction of a new science. Web. 22 May 2016. http://vv.arts.ucla.edu/publications/publications/02-03/JV_nano/JV_nano_artF5VG.htm
Gaudin, Sharon. MIT uses nanotech to shrink chips to 25nm. Computer World. Web . 22 May 2016. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2534680/computer-hardware/mit-uses-nanotech-to-shrink-chips-to-25nm.html
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