TEDx: Mark Foster Gage, Architect, Innovator, Possible Bender of Design Realities…

Mark Foster Gage is not only an architect and the
current Assistant Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he’s also known to be quite an innovator of the practice with his design methodology merging advanced technologies (interactivity, virtual reality, robotics, 3D printing, spacial social media, etc.), philosophical speculation and interdisciplinary collaboration (with musicians, technology companies, clothing lines, media outlets, etc.).

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Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture

Norman Foster Explains How 3D Printing Will Transform ArchitectureLast year, legendary architect Lord Norman Foster and his colleagues at the European Space Agency surprised EVERYONE with a plan to build a lunar base via 3D-printing local moon dust into a structure. Sure, that’s really awesome to do that on the moon, but what about on Earth and how 3D printing can change how we build cities? Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes got the chance to ask Foster that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Foster had spent an hour talking about how Beaux-Art legend Rafael Guastavino —  famous for his patented technique of building fireproof tile arches and vaults — influenced his work, and outlined his firm’s plan to 3D-print a vaulted, igloo-shaped moon base. Continue reading “Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture”

Now You Can Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Baby…’Cause THAT’S A Thing…

Oh Science and Technology; how you entertain me so. As well as weird-me out.

Anyway, with consumer-grade 3D printers coming the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (in case you’re not into PlayStation Now, 4K/UHD televisions, and curved screens), it was bound to happen at SOME TIME. We’ve been hearing of strange 3D-printed projects since the initial popularity of 3D printing, so….what else is new. This is. For $600, you can hold a keepsake from that very special time in baby’s life in your very own hands courtesy of 4-D ultrasound technology from a company called 3D Babies. The company is offering to turn your ultrasounds into a custom, three-dimensional, life-size plastic replica of your future child. Because that’s TOTALLY NOT creepy. Continue reading “Now You Can Buy a Life-Size, 3D-Printed Replica of Your Unborn Baby…’Cause THAT’S A Thing…”

The 3Doodler, a $75 3D-Printing Pen on the Horizon

After seeing the price points of Makerbot’s $500 Solidoodle 3D printer in April of 2012, it seemed as if this would be one of the few deals for a consumer-focused 3D printer, which were often priced at around $2,000.  That was, until NOW. The team at Wobbleworks is producing the 3Doodler, a 3D-printing pen that will launch at a whopping $75! Continue reading “The 3Doodler, a $75 3D-Printing Pen on the Horizon”

Raise Your Broken Arm for a 3D-Printed Arm Cast

As someone who has yet (and hopefully will NEVER) break a bone, I always hear about how bulky, heavy, cumbersome, smelly (from the dirt and sweat) and obnoxious plaster casts are. But now there’s no need to fear; the 3D PRINTED CAST IS HERE!! This 3D-printed “Cortex” cast has the potential to change those negative statements of the conventional plaster casts, even though it heavily resembles fishnet stockings, but it’s such a small price to pay for 3D printed goodness to heal your boo-boo. Continue reading “Raise Your Broken Arm for a 3D-Printed Arm Cast”