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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has begun 3D printing reproductions of a handful of paintings in its own collection, taking art in the age of mechanical reproduction to a whole new level.
3D-printed dresses might not be anything new — they’ve shown up on Paris runways already, covering models in intricate meshes and surreal shapes. But the new 3D-printed gown designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitoni with the help of Shapeways is on another level.