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Ben Lee

Hindu Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee Releases Album on Islam

March 24, 2017

On March 3, award-winning singer-songwriter Ben Lee released an album that diverged significantly from his earlier work. In his self-explanatory new album “Ben Lee Sings Songs About Islam for the Whole Family,” Lee branches into the world of child-friendly, educational music.

The album is just the beginning of a five-part project. Lee hopes to release an album about five of the major world religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. Raised… Read more about Hindu Singer-Songwriter Ben Lee Releases Album on Islam

Buddhist Temples in Japan Replacing Statues with 3D Printed Replicas

Buddhist Temples in Japan Replacing Statues with 3D Printed Replicas

October 16, 2015

In Japan, what started as a high school project has turned into a national phenomenon.

In 2010, students in an Industrial Design course at Wakayama Technical High School in Japan began a collaborative project with a local school for the blind. They hypothesized that they could use a 3D printer to recreate famous Buddhist statues in durable, inexpensive plastic that would allow visually impaired worshippers to experience the statues through touch. They began to create a model of a 51cm Aizen Myo-oRead more about Buddhist Temples in Japan Replacing Statues with 3D Printed Replicas