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The Creators Project – Impossible Art With MakerBot

The Creators Project was founded by a partnership between Intel and Vice, and is supporting visionary artists across multiple disciplines using technology for expressing their creativity. To date the Creators Project has supported and united more than 150 artists from around the world.

Today we are looking at artist Micah Ganske and his futuristic 3D printed sculptures produced on a MakerBot 3D printer. Ganske’s sculptures are forming warped environments that point toward our future, highlighting his obsessive interest in technology and the part it plays in the journey of humanity.

Ganske noted in his artist’s statement: “I believe in space exploration and the pursuit of technology as a vehicle to the future. There will be bumps along the way, because we are flawed. Some advanced technology will be used irresponsibly or simply for evil. However, the progression of science and technology also represents the evolution of our species.”

In his view the fact that 3D printers are in our existence today is evidence of the science fiction-ness of our current reality. The release of MakerBot 3D printers led Ganske to pioneer the polymer printouts as a medium for his art. Further on, he concludes: “Just as important to me as the amazing results that can be achieved with this exciting technology, is what it represents as a forward-looking technology. The dream of being able to replicate objects has always been a fixture of science fiction and I whole-heartedly embrace it as a way to create impossible artworks.”

Below are some image samples of his impossible artwork.

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