If You Want to Understand The Impact of 3D Printing & Digital Fabrication on The Future, Try Seeing Curated 3DP Artifacts as Envisioned by a Five-Year-Old…
I took my Just-Turned-Five grandson Grey to the Museum of Art & Design (or, better, MAD) in New York City last Friday evening. We went to see “Out of Hand,” MAD’s three floors of 3DP and DigiFab art—subtitled: “Materializing the Postdigital.” YOWZA!
Let me just say that regardless of your techie inclinations or art predilections or human curiosity—if you’re in New York—SEE this show. It’s revelatory…!
Grey’s favorite “print” was the black, prone-rider, human-mandible-inspired, battery-powered electric drill driven: TRICYCLE. Dubbed by its German design team: “Rapid Racer.” Left and just above is HIS pic…using my iPhone…he insisted!
This vehicle would probably best be ridden by someone the size of a 5 YO! For scale, note the red/green/silver body housing of the portable electric-drill.
This entire “vehicle” was printed in one, single, complete piece. Weighing in at 25 pounds and all 3D Printed ABS (save for tires, chain, some fasteners, etc.)
My GSon also decided to capture the description cards for every displayed work (many) he photographed (below)…something I had NOT even thought about until he nonchalantly fired away (note the soft-focus from his insouciant shake)…
Thanks to Grey’s “eye” and good work, I’m making this short blog post from our experience together—and his photography. Our next generations seem to deliver improvements on mine…thank Goodness…