A trip to Boston would not be complete without a trip to the Nervous System. Jessica and Jessie were gracious to give us a tour of their shop. They are having an open studio next weekend (December 5th). For some reason I thought it was this weekend. I will just have to go again! It is hard to have a conversation in the space because there are so many amazing things just sitting around on shelves. I wanted to touch it all!!!
I got to lay my hands on a few pieces that I had only seen in photos. The dress was a lot more robust that I thought. It was also great to see their samples for the New Balance shoes. The geometry for the midsole pattern is based on pressure data. It is really great to touch these things. The material the sole is being printed feels and reacts just like the foam from a normal sneaker. It will be interesting to see it this moves the industry to create custom sneaks based on your foot.
I didn't get a photo of it but their shipping/packaging area is impressive! I am a big nerd when it comes to good graphics/inserts/packaging. I love their specimen jars and the black boxes.
It feels just like yesterday when I had them do a Skype lecture for my digi fab class in 2009 at SUNY New Paltz.