Prototype for a 3D Printed House, Softkill Design
ML622254434732323, Christopher Bathgate
Muybridge Pt 2, The T/Shirt Issue
Muybridge Pt 2, The T/Shirt Issue
Open artist studio, Museum of Arts and Design
Open artist studio, Museum of Arts and Design

Materializing and Rematerializing

If you find yourself passing through midtown Manhattan and have a little spare time on your hands, I recommend a detour over to the Museum of Arts and Design.

Their latest exhibition, Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, features works conceived or built using digital techniques. There’s a heavy emphasis on geek-friendly tools like 3D printing, CNC milling, and even “digital knitting.”

Many of the resulting works sport intricate constructions too challenging or cost-prohibitive for traditional manufacturing. Others involve playful reinterpretations of existing works enabled by 3D scanning and editing.

The museum is camera-friendly, and operates a set of open studios on the upper floors, where you can visit with artists and discuss their work.