3D printing

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In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.

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Post image for Mold-A-Rama: An Affordable Art Machine That’s Survived Half a Century

OKLAHOMA CITY — In zoos, museums, and other attractions around the United States, visitors can still get a retro souvenir for just a couple of bucks.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for The Baroque World of Rubens as a Kinetic Carousel of the Damned

In a colossal carousel of horror, Mat Collishaw and Sebastian Burdon reinterpreted the chaotic violence of Peter Paul Rubens’s “Massacre of the Innocents” paintings as a 3D-printed zoetrope.

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The Daily Show

In honor of Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashi-ko (“Good-for-nothing girl”), Jon Stewart premiered a new segment on The Daily Show last night: “We May Have Problems, But at Least We’re Not Jailing Artists for 3D Printing Their Vaginas.”

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Post image for Japanese Artist In Trouble for Making Her Genitals Available to Others

Police in Tokyo have arrested a female artist on charges of obscenity, with investigators claiming that she distributed electronic data that could be used to replicate models of her genitals using a 3D printer, The Japan Times reported.

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Post image for 3D Printing Coney Island’s Bygone Electric Eden

Luna Park at Coney Island was an “electric Eden” of spindly towers and ornate architecture laced with some 250,000 lights. The amusement park was closed in 1944 after a catastrophic fire, and mostly photographs remain. To recapture some of the lost wonder, artist Fred Kahl is building a 3D-printed facsimile of Luna Park in miniature.

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Online

3D Print Your Own Museum

by Jillian Steinhauer on January 30, 2014

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Thanks to online platforms like Google Art Project and institutions releasing more and more images on the web for free, the general public has access to museum collections in ways they never have before. But what if you could do more than just remix images of objects in a collection — what if you could 3D print the objects themselves?

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Interviews

The Art of 3D Printing

by Alicia Eler on January 14, 2014

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CHICAGO — For artist Tom Burtonwood, the transition into 3D scanning and printing was as natural as popping food into a microwave rather than settling for cold leftovers.

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Post image for The First 3D Database of Fossils, Which You Can Even Print

To improve their online visuals and connect a number of museum collections, the British Geological Service launched the first database of 3D fossils last week.

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