Crafting public space: findings from an interdisciplinary outdoor workshop on 3D printing

Zamora, Diego and Monsen, Karl and von Jungenfeld, Rocio (2013) Crafting public space: findings from an interdisciplinary outdoor workshop on 3D printing. Participations Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 10 (2). pp. 201-219. ISSN 1749-8716. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

3D printing is touted as a coming revolution in the manufacture of consumer goods. However, its use remains limited to a homogeneous group of early adopters. We discuss this mismatch between the rhetoric and reality of 3D printing in light of findings from a co-creation workshop incorporating audience engagement activities. During the workshop art and design students collaborated with craftspeople to create 3D printed objects for an outdoor exhibition. The workshop enhanced participants’ confidence in 3D modelling and printing. Claims about 3D printing are best examined through hands-on experimentation by people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Moving 3D printed objects out of the lab into outdoor public spaces can add new perspectives on this rapidly developing medium. Strategies and barriers to achieving this are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Rocio von Jungenfeld
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 16:27 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 15:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58649 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
ORCiD (von Jungenfeld, Rocio): http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2154-8054
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