Archives for the category: 3D printed by conceptual artists and designers

May 7, 2013

Artist collects DNA from discarded hair and nails, 3D-prints owner's face

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An artist is collecting stray DNA from the streets of New York City, and using it to conjure up 3D-printed versions of its original "donor". Wired reports.

quotemarksright.jpgIn Heather Dewey-Hagborg shows, Stranger Visions (indeed), the artist calls attention to the impulse toward genetic determinism and the potential for a culture of genetic surveillance.

The process doesn't create a perfect clone (thankfully) of the DNA's original owner. Dewey-Hagborg said: "They will have similar traits and ancestry, but might look more like a possible cousin than a spitting image of the person themselves. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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October 19, 2012

Conceptual artists and designers showcase at 3D Printshow 2012

38pKoaze.jpeg At 3D Printshow 2012 in London, conceptual artists and designers showcased their work.

quotemarksright.jpgThe selected works come from a range of disciplines including sculpture, jewellery design, animation and interactive art. Each work explores the ideas and concepts generated by this new artistic movement and are realized through a common medium: 3D printing. The exhibition marks a meeting point between established design convention and the potential provided by unprecedented advances in technology.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Image above shown in London: White glossy ceramic from Alice Etcaetera Boutique on Sculpteo.

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October 3, 2012

Classic Design Firm Goes Ultra-Modern With 3D-Printable Headphones

teague-3d-printer-headphones-wired-design.jpeg In its 86-year history, the industrial design firm Teague has helped commercialize some groundbreaking technology, from the original Polaroid camera to the cabin of the 1946 Boeing Stratocruiser. They continue their legacy of innovation today with their design work on the first Xbox and the interiors of Boeing’s latest superplane, the 787 Dreamliner. And now they’ve started pushing into the 3D-printing world with the 13:30 headset, a creation they call the first “prototype as product.”

Read full article in Wired.

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