Material Goods 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.

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