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3D Printed Psychogeography

You might consider this part 2 of my Graffiti post, as they are same in concept and feeling.flowerpot7

 

What is psychogeography?
Taken from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychogeography : Psychogeography ‘emphasizes playfulness and “drifting” around urban environments.”… “Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” Another definition is “a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities… just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape.”‘

I got myself scanned at the Makerbot store in soho, New York a few days ago.  As I clicked through the touchscreen interface and centered myself for the camera view, I realized this is a 3d selfie, how nextlevel of me. Printed with 5 shells and 0 infill means I have a hollow headed version of me (insert joke here). Boolean sliced with a plane to make my back a flat surface and I now have something both plastic effiecient and wall friendly with the use of a bit of VHB tape. The plastic is earth friendly,  biodegradable PLA, a plastic made from corn or potato starches.  It starts to break down after about 40 years exposed to the elements. I sliced a hole at the top of my head and I’ve now got a little flower pot, taking earth friendly another step. A face-vase if you will (name suggestion courtesy of Sam, all rights reversed), or me as a PotHead. This is really just about having a sense of humor and a little fun with a concept known as psychogeography - see this project I worked on to see psychogeography in action with visual artist Cagla Baybura.

 

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