Star Trek Bead Curtains

By: Ben Preiss - Published:   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: carengoldenfineart & gizmodo
Bead Me Up, Scotty! Artist Devorah Sperber uses beads as pixels to beam Captain Kirk, Spock and Bones in a fittingly back to the future way. They manage to capture the partially-beamed look, as if they are just about to fully form. The effect is pretty neat like a hologram.

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