INNOVATION : the street

…the street will find its own uses for the ever cheaper, more mobile, precise and compelling technologies of digital fabrication.1

The transformation of industry and manufacturing by additive 3D printing technology will be a revolution; just read2 the3 headlines4. While futurists and industry analysts tirelessly speculate on those changes to prepare clients5, inform students6 or sell books7, the actual objects+projects that will emerge, are difficult, if not impossible, to imagine using today’s informed, albeit myopic structures of projection and vision. FABMOBs | ATMOStag is a project/research8 situated deep within the convergence-zone between digital manufacturing technology, and society’s spaces of cultural, education, design and the built environment.9

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  1. To paraphrase William Gibson, from Burning Chrome.
  2. Second industrial revolution is under way via newscientist.com
  3. The 3D Printing Revolution You Have Not Heard About via Forbes
  4. 3D Printing Has Started A Revolution via huffingtonpost.com
  5. Wohlers Associates blog
  6. 3D printing to dominate STEM education within 3 years via 3ders.org
  7. Amazon.com search for “3D printing,” organized by “New and Popular.”
  8. Can a project also be considered research? Projects engage experimental thinking whose intelligence emerges only at the end of a precise and open-ended creative process… (project/research by Kligerman, Mehdaoui)
  9. Lisez ce texte en français