For my digital artefact I wanted to make something. Something that while satisfying the ‘digital’ part of the project was also a physical manifestation of the research. For that reason, additive manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D-printing) was the perfect medium for the assignment.
So, I knew I wanted to print something, but relating 3d-printing to the concepts presented in the Future Cultures subject was the part I needed to figure out. It wasn’t until Chris spoke about objects that we take for granted like eye-glasses or phones or SHOES, making us ‘cyborgs’ did it hit me. They were the perfect pairing; the cyborg, a melding of machine and man, and the future capabilities of a technology like additive manufacturing.
Figuring out how I was going to do this was the next step. This wasn’t hard, with the talk in class of the ‘cyborg’ concept being far simpler than the…
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