- We wanted to do this test in a natural environment that is mediated by some form of man-made infrastructure.
- We wanted to find a natural environment whose geography can be physically described as a *smooth aggregate* of transformation. This has a direct effect on the data we will capture.
- The fact the the painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot lived and worked here, is of interest to us for the important precedent of having been *seen and represented* by another artist, working in another medium.
Ville-d’Avray is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.9 km (7.4 mi) from the center of Paris, just East of Versailles. Despite its proximity to the French capitol, it is surrounded by large national parks that once formed a network of royal hunting grounds for the kings of France and his entourage. Notably, near the center of the village, is the Etangs de Corot. Two man-made ponds or basins, one of which was created at the end of the Middle Ages by noblemen as a fishing reserve. The second one was created by Louis XIV’s brother, Philippe Duke of Orleans, who needed water and power for his castle, the nearby Château de Saint-Cloud.
Additive digital fabrication will become a natural extension of The Craftsmen’s toolbox. Sometimes the printer will stay in the studio, and the printed object will be delivered to a client1. Sometimes, the printer will follow the craftsman2 in-situ, to be a part of the printed object’s3 or building’s4 milieu. Despite the bulk, unreliability, and energy requirements of today’s 3d-printers, we can easily imagine the imminent evolutions in 3d printer technology 5 to afford the gains necessary for mobile printing, especially for industries such as customer service and construction sites6. FABMOBs | ATMOStag anticipates the evolution of digital fabrication by building a constructive design fiction7 activating scenarios based on mobile networks, open hardware and software platforms, and embedded capture+transmission of data in relation to 3D printing.8
- Freight Miles: The Impacts of 3D Printing on Transport and Society by Thomas Birtchnell via academia.edu ↩
- Framework for bringing 3D printing into the construction industry (PDF) via Stanford.edu ↩
- A self-referential link to the FABMOBs | ATMOStag project as an early example of 3D printing in a milieu. ↩
- 3D Print Canal House is printed on site, room by room, and will be assembled on-site into a house. It will act as a space for research into architecture and additive construction. ↩
- Trend Evolution: 3D Printing Trends by Shane Taylor via 3dprintingindustry.com is a recent thought piece on the evolution of 3d printing that considers “the wider context” to assert its findings. ↩
- ibid (PDF) Stanford.edu ↩
- Using “fictional scenarios to envision and explain possible futures for design.” What is design fiction? via Quora ↩
- Lisez ce texte en français ↩