The Creators Project, an initiative by VICE and Intel, has announced a series of collaborations with artists that can turn Facebook data into 3D printed objects.
There’s three versions to choose from which are figurative or abstract. Monster Me by Sticky Monster Lab turns your location data and interests into a little monster and its environment. Crystallized by SoftLab takes data about your friend connections and grows a rock crystal. Astroverb bySosoLimited takes your status updates and creates a tongue-in-cheek zodiac that is then represented as an abstract.
All three can then be printed in 3D through a partnership with Shapeways. The price of the result depends on the materials you choose to print it in.
Why I’m Curious:
The rise of 3D printing is inspiring ways in which people might think about making products for themselves. Although 3D printers are not widely available just yet, this is a neat application for this technology – taking intangible information, in this case, from your Facebook account and turning it into something unique that you can hold.
3D movies may be on the wane, but it will be interesting to see if 3D printing takes off to become an affordable, readily accessible mechanism for creation. Additionally, the partnership between Intel and Vice seems ideal as a promotional vehicle for this project.