If you are interested in supporting the efforts of New Form Technology, or being involved with research at the new facility, please contact Frank at: 415-221-5883, or via our web form.
Donations can be given tax-free through the Raphael Medical Foundation, P.O.Box 2814, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.
Frank Chester, a visionary geometer, sculptor, inventor, and discoverer of the first seven-sided volume with faces of equal area continues to boldly explore geometry as a bearer of wisdom that integrates material and spiritual realities — but much more research needs to be done, and not all of it can be completed by Frank alone.
With the help and support of a growing community, Frank has recently founded New Form Technology: a research organization with the goal of conducting basic research and of developing applications for his and related work. For years Frank has been working alone from his small apartment in San Francisco, but the time has come to take the work forward and involve the community more broadly. New Form Technology is therefore seeking to implement a three-phased strategic plan:
Phase 1: (? Complete!)
- Acquire research laboratory ?
- Initial seed grant to begin operations ?
- Allow donors to give tax-free contributions ?
- Funding for materials and equipment
- Vortexial mixing experiments
- Open facility to community involvement
- Develop marketable applications
- Identify new and promising avenues of research
New Form Technology has recently completed phase one of the strategic plan with the official opening of the NFT Research Center in San Carlos, CA, due to a generous donation of a suitable building from ADCO Outdoor Advertising. This facility includes a wood/metal shop and work space of approximately 2000 square feet. Additionally, an initial seed-grant of $5000 has been granted to NFT by the Raphael Medical Foundation, a research organization located in California, which is just enough to get the research ball rolling.
NFT is currently converting the facility into a working research lab environment. Once this is done, initial research will concentrate on the CVO (Chesta Vortex Organizer), a mixing device geared towards water enhancement for agricultural, biodynamic, household, and medical use.
NFT is now actively seeking funding and support for phase two of the strategic plan.
- testing/measuring instruments
- municipal utilities
- metal and wood supplies/fabrication
- staff requirements
- miscellaneous motors
- small water tanks
- clear plastic tubes and spheres
Phase three has a funding goal of $60,000, which will allow NFT to gear itself towards full scale production, testing, marketing, outreach, and coordination with other organizations and universities. Ultimately NFT wishes to make the laboratory available to the wider community for collaborative research efforts that are oriented towards bridging scientific, artistic, and spiritual modes of working.
The importance of Frank’s work is being noted, but deserves much wider attention. He was invited to share his discoveries both publicly and privately at the nation’s premier design school, the Rhode Island School of Design, which subsequently acquired a Chestahedron to be a part of their permanent collection. In 2012 Camphill Ghent purchased a Venus Bell as a centerpiece for their new senior living community in New York, and the Ruskin Mill Educational Trust helped Freeman College cast a Chestahedron Bell for their own grounds in England. The decatria is being used as a template for a new kind of beehive form, and Frank has inspired new endeavors via a research residency program offered through the Threefold Educational Center. The mathematics of the Chestahedron have been independently confirmed by Dr. Karl Maret and Ronald Milito. Furthermore, the Mathematical Section of the Anthroposophical Society has recognized his lasting contribution to the development of anthroposophy, and has purchased a Chestahedron to be a permanent part of Dornach’s collection at the Goetheanum.
If you recognize the importance of this kind of work that bridges science, aesthetics, and spirituality, please consider supporting its development. You can get involved in a number of ways:
- Invite Frank to give a lecture or workshop in your community.
- Attend a lecture or workshop.
- Purchase a Venus Bell for your organization or school.
- Purchase a Chestahedron or other sculpture.
- Purchase one of Frank’s high-quality art prints.
- Donate to the shared studio research space effort.
- Spread the word about Frank’s work.
- Take up the principles behind the work and apply them to your own research project!