nature, photocopiedthe nytimes yesterday had an interesting article about dr eisner, one of e.o. wilson's former students, who has appropriated the colour photocopier to make art.
Color copiers can accommodate more than just paper documents on the glass plate that serves as their stage. They can “see” three-dimensional objects as well, objects of up to a very considerable thickness, which they depict in their printouts with extraordinary sharpness. The glass stage of the copier can thus serve as a "canvas" upon which the components of visual designs are assembled. What one designs, and out of what materials, is up to the imagination.
while certainly this is hardly the first time office supplies have been repurposed as creative materials (hi toe knee), dr. eisner's copier images range from capturing the odd-looking clematis seed to lacey herbaceous compositions, to goofy little animals constructed from seashells.
all of which are infinitely more interesting than that copy you made of your ass.