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Cabe Atwell
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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:29:02 PM
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Message towing and political artists like Banksy take pop-culture images and turn them into a message. I saw one artist take a picture of "David" and have him wear pants, a hat, holding a soda, etc.

Flash forward, a new artist makes a life size 3D model of the same image....ART!

It's going to happen.

C

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Rob Spiegel   6/4/2013 5:20:10 PM
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 I agree, Cabe, that 3D products are not intrinsically  art. Someone will create legitimate art with a 3D printer, but I'm not sure that has happened yet.

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Ann R. Thryft   5/30/2013 1:00:23 PM
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What an interesting idea--if Michelangelo or, for that matter, other great artists, had 3D printers. I agree, art is often highly subjective.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Cabe Atwell   5/29/2013 11:53:12 PM
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Art is so subjective. I suppose that if a person believe it to be art, to them, it is indeed art from their perspective. 3D printing as a new medium to dabble in could lead to some astonishing work.

Imagine Michelangelo with a 3D printer. As a side note, I think old Michy had a 3D printer of sort, his students. He would knock the big chunks off of a sculpture, and the students would go through and clean it up. Automation, in a sense.

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 11:41:38 AM
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If the "worthless scribbles" you've seen called art were made by Jackson Pollock or Picasso, then some people would disagree with you about whether they are art. I don't personally like Pollock's work, but I do like Picasso. But that's only my personal opinion.



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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Ralphy Boy   5/17/2013 10:13:44 PM
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Cabe...

"I have seen worthless scribbles be called art. Why else do we save our children's drawings and scribbles?"

For a second I thought that maybe you had been to the museum here in Philly... There's this one room... Let's just say I expected to be escorted out for laughing... but perhaps that is the appropriate response.

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:57:16 PM
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Elizabeth,

I would have to say, for the time being, Apple's phone case design is simply utilitarian. What else does it mean? It can be appreciated, but not contemplated at a museum. At least, not yet. Over time, perhaps there is more.

A classic car is a "work of art." But it started out just being a car.

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:53:28 PM
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Apresher,

I believe we can come to some definition of art... we're smart people...

Ralphy,

Artists, even someone like Picasso, will make limited number of prints. But that limitation is part of its uniqueness. Art as a business need that. If the Picasso piece could be printed infinitely, would it be art or just a commodity?

Even worthless scribbles can be called art. Why else do we save our children's drawings and scribbles?

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:48:16 PM
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Rob,

Warhol had a point with the Cambell soup painting. Everything is the same, rehashed. It meant more than just what it depicted. It was not just a clever way to make something. Or a work of technique.

I suppose 3D printing is just another tool for expression. But is the art produced important or just novelty?

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Re: A new twist on 3D printing
bobjengr   5/16/2013 5:39:05 PM
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Ann, I agree completely.  I think SME is providing a great service in recognizing that art and technology can complement each other and the medium for that expression certainly can be additive manufacturing.   Very unique use of the technology.  

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