What are Automata?
Because of their diversity, automata are difficult to define. Here is our loose definition of them: “Machines that replicate human, animal, or inanimate objects’ motions, capabilities, and/or everyday tasks. These can be hand cranked, motor driven, or computer controlled.” This definition may be expanded as time flows. (Automata Magazine Group Forum)
My name is Giuseppe Civitarese (aka Pino), from Visintini, Italy. I am an oceanographer, and in my second life I am a card models builder and designer. My passion for paper modelling began in 2000, when I decided to build a paper castle for my little nephew Matteo. Later, Matteo never built any paper model. On the other hand, since then I've never abandoned this hobby. My specific interest is in designing paper automata, and terrestrial and celestial globes from digital replicas of antique maps.
OGS Explora is an oceanic research vessel owned by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS. The ship offers the national and international scientific community a wide range of functionalities, being equipped with laboratories and scientific equipment that allow it to operate in the fields of geophysics, geology, marine biology, and oceanography.
The Papermodel (scale 1:144)
Paper: 160 gsm, 80 gsm
Lenght: 51.5 cm
Height: 15.4 cm
Number of parts: 165
Instruction: visual, photo (italian, english)
Model Pictures and Photo Instructions available at this page.
Enthusiasts can find photos and interesting information about the original Explora and its sister Prospekta in this old document published by the builder Prakla-Seismos GmbH in Hannover: Geophysical Research Vessels PROSPEKTA and EXPLORA
The South Adriatic is the deepest sub-basin of the Adriatic Sea, in the Mediterranean. It is a crucial place where the thermohaline circulation of the Eastern Mediterranean originates through a mechanism called “open ocean convection”.
Experimenting layering technique with various types of cardstock. Infinite shades can be obtained from high quality printing of white or colored cards.A world to discover…
I think now more than ever it is important to practice our greatest attention and use extreme caution before joining, participating, discussing on various social, especially on facebook.
Your comments will be henceforth punctual, accurate, documented!
I vostri commenti saranno d’ora in poi puntuali, precisi, documentati!
Do you need a castle to be 3D printed or, much better, to be printed on paper, cutout, and assembled? No matter how many towers, walls, crenellated ramparts you need: with Grand Castle Generator, you and your princess (or prince) will live in your magnificent castle happily ever after…
Here is how it works…
Direction/Set Design/Animation/Post Production
Director of Photography: Patrizio Saccò
Graphics: Dadomani, Carlo Gazzi
Set Building: Dadomani, Linda Vallone
Music: Ramin Djawadi
Sound Fx: Dadomani