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Artistic lasers

In this year, the 50th anniversary of the demonstration of the first laser, it’s amazing to look at all the different applications for what was once called “a solution looking for a problem.”

One of those solutions is art!

The laser has been used to create shows, featured in science fiction, films, light shows, and now, custom engraving and cutting. This comapny will engrave or cut into pretty much anything you send it:

All you need is basic knowledge of Inkscape.
If you don’t care to learn how to use a vector
graphics editor, send a JPG and we’ll convert it.
We engrave iPods for free, how about that!
Just pay for shipping both ways.
Oh, and there is no charge for awesomeness.

Tough deal to beat.

It’s also interesting to check out some of the celebrations for the laser going on this year.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.