3D Print the Atmosphere
Capture environmental data. Generate 3D models.
3D Print many unique objects. Build & Exhibit an Installation.
Reward backers with the fabricated objects.
Support our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
“We can QUANTIFY a local environment using sensors to capture
temperature, humidity, ambient light, noise, levels of carbon monoxide & nitrogen dioxide.
With algorithms, we can combine the data to QUALIFY that environment— is it
happy or sad, uplifting or depressing, bright or somber, fun or grim…?”
As architects, we design environments by creating federations of little systems that are linked together by protocols and interfaces. In the case of FABMOBs|ATMOStag, the systems are the ATMOStag_reliefs placed in an environment to create complex systems without having to explicitly define them. The FABMOBs protocol sequentially applies discrete, structure-preserving transformations to a region of space, […]
In the context of the FABMOBs|ATMOStag project, we measure the temperature, humidity, ambient light, noise, and levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in any local environment using sensors. This data forms a limited, but useful enough representation of a local atmosphere. We then use it to create a digital model and print the atmosphere’s representation.
FABMOBs’ projects as artists and architects make a point of challenging long held assumptions about architecture, space and technology… we have always been especially interested in the transformation of immaterial phenomenon, like an atmosphere, into a physical form.
ATMOStags (ATMOSphere + TAG) tiles are VISUALIZATIONS of a local environment. Using additive manufacturing to fabricate the visualization’s physical representation, a place or event is TAGGED (marked), its atmosphere REVEALED.
A useful analogy for understanding these objects is to think of a graphical representation on a digital display. Photographs, graphics or drawings are clearly rendered on high resolution displays, patterns of color and light delineate discernable forms. But when we zoom into this digital representation, we understand that those patterns of color are composed of […]
The value of an ATMOStag_TILE is based on the object’s singularity. It is a unique object whose reproducibility is limited by the license agreement between you, our backers, and FABMOBs.
We use PLA (Polylactic acid), a biodegradable thermoplastic derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, tapioca roots, starch, or sugarcane. PLA is manufactured in a variety of colors, opacities and textures. But the tiles can also be printed, using outside contractors, using other materials such as metal, ceramics, resins or precious metals…
FABMOBs|ATMOStag is an extension of the work that we (Jamil Mehdaoui and Brad Kligerman) have been doing for over 15 years as artists and architects. We challenge long held assumptions about architecture, space and technology by building with immaterials—atmospheres, weather, radio waves, digital media—to transform the physical world.
Now, the models we build using 3-D software have lives that go far beyond the screen. They give us the ability to fabricate physical prototypes on-demand using 3d printers. The design process enabled by additive 3d printing allows us to build a strong, innate connection between digital models and physical ones. With this new design […]
Yes, FABMOBs uses open source software and hardware, contributing innovation back to the community.
FABMOBs|ATMOStag will transcend its hyper-local focus, its location at Etangs de Ville d’avray, France and become truly global thru the repetition of the production sequence — capture, calculation, reproduction — while fabricating an endless variety of designed objects, never repeating itself by making the same object twice. Every object is unique.
The project’s nascent COMMUNITY will be built from the convergence of MAKERs, and from SMART CITIZENS, people already experimenting with technologically mediated, environmental activism : socially networked post-digital natives, global actors who are locally engaged, early adopters, VIPs, the referred and rarified…
Our ultimate goal is to develop FABMOBs into both a robust platform and a sustainable business that builds innovative design solutions and projects in the 3d printing space. This Kickstarter campaign is the cornerstone of that development process. It will serve to directly finance a massive production run to test the sensors, printers, software and networks […]
FABmobs designs and builds 3d-printing platforms — printers, software, network — for companies whose production and distribution depends on mobility and locational services.
We’ve decided on a two-step strategy for the FABMOBs|ATMOStag development: we need to put the FABMOBs platform to the test by capturing, generating and printing a lot of ATMOStag tiles; that’s the goal of this Kickstarter campaign. printing and diffusing a large number of tiles in a short amount of time. To do this, we […]
We’re asking the KICKSTARTER community to help us put the FABMOBs platform to the test by capturing a lot of DATA, generating many MODELS and printing massive amounts of OBJECTS in a controlled amount of time. The intended goal of this test is to reveal the platform’s strengths and weaknesses before its public roll out.
We want to show YOU how to — listen, see, and hear — the local environment that you and your family occupy, not just by observing that environment, but by being able to fabricate its expression. In exchange for your support, you’ll receive any number of unique rewards that we will fabricate as a part […]
Fulfilling the rewards is the reason for initiating a large scale fabrication run. By using Kickstarter for this, we’re taking full advantage of the global community as a way of diffusing tiles to the widest possible audience, you the backers. This network effect is a unique quality of any social net, and is something that […]
Objective: build an integrated platform of data visualization and generative design by building upon a 3d printer’s inherent potential for expansion, connectivity and mobility. Through the synthesis of hardware, software and mobile networks, fabricate unique, connected objects from physical data. FABMOB (fabrication + mobility) is — a sensor and a transmitter, a prototype and a […]
The FABMOBs platform was designed and built to enable your creativity. Current owners of 3D printers can use our sensor instrumentation & printing infrastructure to print unique content that goes way beyond what’s found online on craft or specialized sites. Environmental activists & physical scientists will be able to develop accurate tools for analysis & expression of local atmospheric conditions. Artists and designers will be able to develop their own projects using the hardware/software/sensor platform via our API.
Touted as the “second industrial revolution”, FABMOBs|ATMOStag aims for 3Dprinting’s equally far reaching potential as a new media for cultural expression that will emerge from the convergence between automation (manufacturing) and customization (craftsmanship).
When we start to think hard about the convergence of 3Dprinting hardware, software and networks, we understand that it enables real objects to travel over networks. This not only transforms the way physical goods are (re)produced, but how they can be transported. This happens by sending the 3d model in an email or Skype, then […]
The theory of 4D printing describes making something in one shape that unfolds to become another – in essence, 3D printing with an extra layer of computational power.
Jamil Mehdaoui partner
Jamil: “My world is built upon my experience making things. It is my way to stretch the design process. I do interior design, I make and sell craftsman built furniture, and design and fabricating masks and special effects for the theater and opera.”
Brad Kligerman partner
Brad: “My experience is working on large scale projects in the building and aerospace industries: projects where it was necessary to use computers in order to build the things we were designing. I taught myself how to develop software — for architects, by an architect.”
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