Art & Sculpture

Shapeways Partners with Museum of Arts & Design

Shapeways is partnering with the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) from October 16th 2013 through to July 6th 2014 for the Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital exhibition and will also co-host ‘OUT OF HAND/HANDS ON,’ an educational space where visitors can gain direct experience of 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing. The MAD exhibition will explore the impact of digital fabrication on contemporary art, architecture and design.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to be 3D-scanned and subsequently 3D printed as mini figurines using in-house high-resolution 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies utilising any of the 30 materials currently available from Shapeways’ range of materials – the figurines will then be available via Shapeways’ website.

Shapeways’ ‘Designers in Residence’ who will be working in the gallery space will also be available to demonstrate 3D modelling techniques and tools used to create objects like those in the exhibition.

Maya Lin Imaginary Iceberg Shapeways
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According to Shapeways: ‘It will be the first museum show to consider the impact of these new, revolutionary methods of computer-assisted manufacture on fine art, design and architecture, and will introduce the public to the imaginative expression that these emerging processes enable. Through this exhibition, MAD will explore a monumental transition in the way human beings understand creation, from the earliest objects conceived and produced by individual makers through the tools of technological innovation.’

Out of Hand Materializing the Postdigital

For more info about the exhibition find the MAD’s website link here.

Events Related to this Exhibition

Curator-Led Tour of Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital

Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 6:30 pm

Discover the innovative processes and works in the newly opened exhibition Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital with curator Ron Labaco as your…

Everything You Wanted to Know About 3D Printing but Didn’t Know Who to Ask

Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 7:00 pm

Intro to 3D Printing, Software, Materials, and Processes

Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 7:00 pm