3D printed glitch art

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a digital artist experimenting with code, 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. His latest set, titled Digital Natives, uses everyday items such as toys and detergent bottles that are 3D scanned using a digital camera, creatively distorted by custome-made algorithms and finally 3D printed in colour resin or sandstone. His objects will be on display at the 3D Printshow, London, October 19-22.

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. – Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

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, and libraries Hemesh, ControlP5, and Toxiclibs.

Plummer’s projects draw upon his diverse skill-set to find radical new ways to make things and to create digital interfaces for designing things which match emerging production facilities such as 3D printing. Over the last 6 years his work has been exhibited and published globally including relevant articles on Creative Applications, Makerbot, Shapeways, Ponoko and Creative Review. He has received commissions from curators Arts Co, It’s Nice That, Designersblock and Selfridges. In 2009 he won the IDFX breakthrough talent of the year award. He currently lives and works in South East London.

The objects will be on display at the 3D Printshow which is running October 19 – 21st October 2012 in London, UK.


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