Digital Natives Tableware by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

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From Matthew Plummer-Fernandez:

Everyday items such as toys and detergent bottles are 3D scanned using a digital camera and subjected to algorithms that distort, abstract and taint them into new primordial forms that begin to resemble early human artefacts. In some cases only close inspection reveals traces inherited from their physical predecessors. These are then 3D printed in colour resin/sandstone.

I am currently at the beginning of my ongoing 3D scan->remix->print-in-colour process development. These objects hopefully help capture the process in its early stages, whilst the algorithms and forms are still fairly crude, yet appreciable.

The algorithms are executed within two software 3D interfaces; co_former for transforming shape and #ccc (colour co-creator) for generating colour. These output files ready for 3D printing in colour. Done with Processing.

The objects will be on display at the 3D Print Show, London, October 19-22, 2012.

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