3D Printing for Artists Designers and Makers

3D Printing for Artists  Designers and Makers
Author: Stephen Hoskins
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 1474248748
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing for Artists Designers and Makers Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and with a new chapter and international case studies, this second edition of the best-selling book traces how artists and designers continue to adapt and incorporate 3D printing technology into their work and explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology. Covering a broad range of applied art practice – from fine art and furniture-design to film-making – Stephen Hoskins introduces some of his groundbreaking research from the Centre for Fine Print Research along with an updated history of 3D print technology, a new chapter on fashion and animation, and new case studies featuring artists working with metal, plastic, ceramic and other materials. A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies and a forecast of what developments we might expect in the future, this book is essential reading for students, researchers studying contemporary art and design and professionals involved in the creative industries.

3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design

3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design
Author: Anne E. McMills
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 1351610813
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design Book Excerpt:

Affordable 3D printers are rapidly becoming everyday additions to the desktops and worktables of entertainment design practitioners – whether working in theatre, theme parks, television and film, museum design, window displays, animatronics, or... you name it! We are beginning to ask important questions about these emerging practices: · How can we use 3D fabrication to make the design and production process more efficient? · How can it be used to create useful and creative items? · Can it save us from digging endlessly through thrift store shelves or from yet another late-night build? · And when budgets are tight, will it save us money? This quick start guide will help you navigate the alphabet soup that is 3D printing and begin to answer these questions for yourself. It outlines the basics of the technology, and its many uses in entertainment design. With straightforward and easy-to-follow information, you will learn ways to acquire printable 3D models, basic methods of creating your own, and tips along the way to produce successful prints. Over 70 professionals contributed images, guidance, and never-before-seen case studies filled with insider secrets to this book, including tutorials by designer and pioneer, Owen M. Collins.

3D Printing and Beyond

3D Printing and Beyond
Author: Dinusha Mendis,Mark Lemley,Matthew Rimmer
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1786434059
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printing and Beyond Book Excerpt:

This ground-breaking and timely contribution is the first and most comprehensive edited collection to address the implications for Intellectual Property (IP) law in the context of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Providing a coverage of IP law in three main jurisdictions including the UK, USA and Australia. 3D Printing and Beyond brings together a team of distinguished IP experts and is an indispensable starting point for researchers with an interest in IP, emerging technologies and 3D printing.

An Introduction to 3D Printing

An Introduction to 3D Printing
Author: Victoria Zukas,Jonas A Zukas
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-05-07
ISBN: 1622878973
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to 3D Printing Book Excerpt:

This book is aimed at an audience consisting of two kinds of readers. The first is people who are curious about 3D printing and want more information without necessarily getting deeply into it. For this audience, the first two chapters will be of greatest interest. They provide an overview of 3D print technology. They also serve to take the confusion out of the jargon and make sense out of such shortcuts as SLA, FFM, FFF, FDM, DLP, LOM, SLM, DMLS, SLS, EBM, EBAM, CAD and others. They describe the basic processes, the materials used and the application of the technology in industry, space, medicine, housing, clothing and consumer-oriented products such as jewelry, video game figures, footwear, tools and what must now seem like an infinity of bunnies, eagles and busts of Star Wars and Star Trek figurines in a dazzling array of colors. This book also addresses the needs of people new to the field who require information in a hurry. Chapter 3 serves as a guide to generating a 3D model by reviewing scanning methodology, the various types of software available to create a model and the steps needed to insure a useful printed object from the 3D model. The chapter has numerous references which, together with the information in the text, will help one find quickly any additional information available on the internet. Keywords: 3D Printing, 3D Software, 3D Hardware, Printing Materials, Scanning, 3D Modeling, Jewelry, Medicine, Housing, Space

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education
Author: Santos, Ieda M.,Ali, Nagla,Areepattamannil, Shaljan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN: 1522570195
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education Book Excerpt:

Although 3D printing technologies are still a rarity in many classrooms and other educational settings, their far-reaching applications across a wide range of subjects make them a desirable instructional aid. Effective implementation of these technologies can engage learners through project-based learning and exploration of objects. Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives on 3D Printing in Education is a collection of advanced research that facilitates discussions on interdisciplinary fields and international perspectives, from kindergarten to higher education, to inform the uses of 3D printing in education from diverse and broad perspectives. Covering topics such as computer-aided software, learning theories, and educational policy, this book is ideally designed for educators, practitioners, instructional designers, and researchers.

Colour Design

Colour Design
Author: Janet Best
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN: 0081018894
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colour Design Book Excerpt:

Colour Design: Theories and Applications, Second Edition, provides information on a broad spectrum of colour subjects written by seasoned industry professionals and academics. It is a multidisciplinary book that addresses the use of colour across a range of industries, with a particular focus on textile colouration. Part One deals with the human visual system, colour perception and colour psychology, while Part Two focuses on the practical application of colour in design, including specifically in textiles and fashion. Part Three covers cultural and historical aspects of colour, as well as recent developments, addressing areas such as dyes and pigments, architecture, colour theory, virtual reality games, colour printing, website development, and sustainability. This revised, expanded, and updated edition reflects recent technological developments, and new industry priorities. Bringing together the science of colouration and the more artistic elements of design, this book supports students, academics, and industry professionals in developing a deep knowledge of colour use. It will also be an important reference for those involved in textile dyeing, design and manufacture. Provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of color in textiles Discusses the application of color across a wide range of industries, supporting interdisciplinary knowledge and research Offers a revised, expanded, and updated look that reflects the rise of new technology and industry priorities

Beginning Design for 3D Printing

Beginning Design for 3D Printing
Author: Joe Micallef
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 148420946X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Design for 3D Printing Book Excerpt:

Beginning Design for 3D Printing is the full color go-to-guide for creating just about anything on a 3D printer. This book will demystify the design process for 3D printing, providing the proper workflows for those new to 3D printing, eager artists, seasoned engineers, 3D printing entrepreneurs, and first-time owners of 3D printers to ensure original ideas can be 3D printed. Beginning Design for 3D Printing explores a variety of 3D printing projects. Focus is on the use of freely available 3D design applications with step-by-step techniques that will demonstrate how to create a wide variety of 3D printable objects and illustrate the differences between splines, polygons, and solids. Users will get a deep understanding of a wide range modeling applications. They'll learn the differences between organic modeling tools, hard edge modeling, and precision, CAD-based techniques used to make 3D printable designs, practical products, and personalized works of art. Whether you are a student on a budget or a company exploring R & D options for 3D printing, Beginning Design for 3D Printing will provide the right tools and techniques to ensure 3D printing success.

Digital Leisure Cultures

Digital Leisure Cultures
Author: Sandro Carnicelli,David McGillivray,Gayle McPherson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1317355601
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Leisure Cultures Book Excerpt:

The digital turn in leisure has opened up a vast array of new opportunities to play, learn, participate and be entertained – opportunities that have transformed what we recognise as leisure. This edited collection provides a significant contribution to our changing understanding of digital leisure cultures, reflecting on the socio-historical context within which the digital age emerged, while engaging with new debates about the evolving and controversial role of digital platforms in contemporary leisure cultures. This book also demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of studying digital leisure cultures. To make sense of how individuals and institutions use digital spaces it is necessary to draw on history, science and technology, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology and geography, as well as sport and leisure studies. This important and timely study discusses both the promise of the digital sphere as a realm of liberation, and the darker side of the internet associated with control, surveillance, exclusion and dehumanisation. Digital Leisure Cultures: Critical perspectives is fascinating reading for any student or scholar of sociology, sport and leisure studies, geography or media studies.

The Maker Cookbook Recipes for Children s and Tween Library Programs

The Maker Cookbook  Recipes for Children s and  Tween Library Programs
Author: Cindy Wall,Lynn Pawloski
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 161069662X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maker Cookbook Recipes for Children s and Tween Library Programs Book Excerpt:

The Maker Movement is hot, and librarians are eager to participate. Even if you feel restricted by budget, staff, or space, this step-by-step guide will help you turn your library into a creativity center. • Makes it easy for you to host Maker programs for children and 'tweens—with "No Makerspace Required!" • Provides clear, step-by-step directions for creating new Maker programming or adding Maker elements to an existing program • Offers alternatives that allow you to customize programs according to the resources available • Suggests curricular tie-ins so the programs can be used in a school setting • Includes appendices chock full of supplemental materials such as book-discussion questions, checklists, and other reproducible participant handouts

CAA2015 Keep The Revolution Going

CAA2015  Keep The Revolution Going
Author: Stefano Campana,Roberto Scopigno,Gabriella Carpentiero
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1784913383
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CAA2015 Keep The Revolution Going Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together all the successful peer-reviewed papers submitted for the proceedings of the 43rd conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology that took place in Siena (Italy) from March 31st to April 2nd 2015.

Counterculture UK a celebration

Counterculture UK     a celebration
Author: Mark Sheerin,Coco Khan,Susan Murray,Mark Edward,Penny Pepper,Paul Quinn,Hayley Foster Da Silva,Ellen Cheshire,Charlie Oughton,Simon Smith,Jack Bright,Ben Graham,Em Ayson,Tim Burrows,Tim Garrett,Bella Qvist
Publsiher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN: 0993220711
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterculture UK a celebration Book Excerpt:

What is counterculture? – It’s an alternative lifestyle... – The ideas that spread a revolution... – A movement that changes the world... This new collection of essays celebrates the incredible originality of British post-war culture. British Art, film, theatre, dance, literature and music have attracted international recognition, from the Angry Young Men to the Sex Pistols to Grayson Perry. Now gaming, the internet and social media enable creative communities to flourish and either fight for social justice – or just be entertained,. Can we find the creative inspiration to succeed in a post-capitalist future? ‘...a wonderfully scholarly, readable and useful treat on the perils of labelling culture.’ – Helen Lederer, Comedienne 'It is the delinquents, deviants and subversive Counterculturalists that embody the true grittiness of British Culture. Subversive and volatile beings of anarchy, freeing the masses from the commodification of commercialised ‘expression’. Lurking in the margins, Mark Edwards in Counterculture UK - A Celebration, expresses the liberated and reactionary nature of dance to mainstream culture through his euphoric exploration of free expression, movement and identity. A sensitive reflection of the youth within the ‘northern powerhouse’ during socially and politically turbulent times that hyperextends itself to our present day discourses. As dance is digitised through meme and viral media so to does the Counterculturalist, constantly dancing their own revolution and liberating those who dare to be free in expression.' ***** – Kristian Gath, QWERTY Theatre 'This is a good introduction to a diverse range of topics, some of which, of course, will hold more interest than others, but I think overall most are dealt with in a knowledgeable and capable way. The writers know the subjects well enough that they can provide a clear overview as well as zoom in on the specific events or people who drove the movement or changes within the different fields and I like that we get different voices for each chapter. There is nothing new or revolutionary in the book and the examples provided for most of the topics would be well-known (to the point of mainstream...) to most people, but I still rather enjoyed reading the individual essays and seeing it in a context where the impact of certain events are shown on a variety of different stages. The book can be used as a short starter to the different subjects. If you want to delve deeper, there is not much help in the book, but as long as you are aware of that from the outset, I doubt it will disappoint.' **** - JBM 1776 Amazon 100 Reviewer 'I found it interesting when the author questioned the idea of whether "counter culture" declines when it becomes the "culture" and is therefore no longer pushing against anything. I also enjoyed the way the author reminded the reader that the new technology of today's world really helps give space for people to explore their interests/fantasies and share them with others. I wonder where that will take us in the future?' **** – Gemma Raishbrook, Amazon

2 5D Printing

2 5D Printing
Author: Carinna Parraman,Maria V. Ortiz Segovia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-13
ISBN: 111896733X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2 5D Printing Book Excerpt:

A guide that examines the history and current state of 2.5D printing and explores the relationship between two and three dimensions 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications examines the relationship between two- and three-dimensional printing and explores the current ideas, methods, and applications. It provides insights about the diversity of our material culture and heritage and how this knowledge can be used to design and develop new methods for texture printing. The authors review the evolving research and interest in working towards developing methods to: capture, measure and model the surface qualities of 3D and 2D objects, represent the appearance of surface, material and textural qualities, and print or reproduce the material and textural qualities. The text reflects information on the topic from a broad range of fields including science, technology, art, design, conservation, perception, and computer modelling. 2.5D Printing: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and 3D Applications provides a survey of traditional methods of capturing 2.5D through painting and sculpture, and how the human perception is able to judge and compare differences. This important text: Bridges the gap between the technical and perceptual domains of 2D and 3D printing Discusses perceptual texture, color, illusion, and visual impact to offer a unique perspective Explores how to print a convincing rendering of texture that integrates the synthesis of texture in fine art paintings, with digital deposition printing Describes contemporary methods for capturing surface qualities and methods for modelling and measuring, and ways that it is currently being used Considers the impact of 2.5D for future technologies 2.5D Printing is a hands-on guide that provides visual inspiration, comparisons between traditional and digital technologies, case studies, and a wealth of references to the world of texture printing. Please visit the companion website at: www.wiley.com/go/bridging2d3d.

Out of Hand

Out of Hand
Author: Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Black Dog Pub Limited
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Hand Book Excerpt:

Explores the 21st-century phenomenon of creativity made possible by advanced computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication, examining an interdisciplinary array of seminal works by foremost practitioners in an experiential setting while assessing the reciprocal relationship between art and innovation as reflected by a range of conceptual pieces.

Somebody Else s Problem

Somebody Else   s Problem
Author: Robert Crocker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 135128410X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Somebody Else s Problem Book Excerpt:

Gold winner of the AXIOM Business Book Award in the category of Philanthropy, Non-Profit, Sustainability. Please see: http://www.axiomawards.com/77/award-winners/2017-winners Consumerism promises a shortcut to a 'better' life through the accumulation of certain fashionable goods and experiences. Over recent decades, this has resulted in a rising tide of cheap, short-lived goods produced, used and discarded in increasingly rapid cycles, along the way depleting resources and degrading environmental systems.Somebody Else’s Problem calls for a radical change in how we think about our material world, and how we design, make and use the products and services we need. Rejecting the idea that individuals alone are responsible for the environmental problems we face, it challenges us to look again at the systems, norms and values we take for granted in daily life, and their cumulative role in our environmental crisis.Robert Crocker presents an overview of the main forces giving rise to modern consumerism, looks closely at today’s accelerating consumption patterns and asks why older, more ‘custodial’ patterns of consumption are in decline. Avoiding simplistic quick-fix formulas, the book explores recommendations for new ways of designing, making and using goods and services that can reduce our excess consumption, but still contribute to a good and meaningful life.

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies
Author: Penny Sparke,Fiona Fisher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN: 1317203291
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies Book Excerpt:

Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining Design: Discipline, Process Defining Design: Objects, Spaces Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Digital Crafts

Digital Crafts
Author: Ann Marie Shillito
Publsiher: Herbert Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN: 9781789940114
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Crafts Book Excerpt:

This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies. The technologies covered include 2D and 3D digital designing and modelling (including CAD and processing), 3D printing (additive manufacture), reverse engineering (scanning and digitising), CNC machining, laser and waterjet cutting. Featuring a breathtaking selection of work by contemporary makers - many of them early adopters of these technologies – this book illustrate the exciting potential of these tools to add value to the maker's practice, as well as inspiring and extending their range of work.

3D CAD with Autodesk 123D

3D CAD with Autodesk 123D
Author: Jesse Harrington Au,Emily Gertz
Publsiher: Maker Media, Inc.
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN: 1449342973
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D CAD with Autodesk 123D Book Excerpt:

If you've arrived at a stage in your creative life where you're ready to do more with your computer, it's time to learn how to combine its power with new advances in computer-aided design (CAD) and fabrication to make something awesome--in three dimensions! The free suite of Autodesk 123D software offers all the tools you need to capture or design three-dimensional objects and characters. This book tells you how to harness that power to print or fabricate just about anything you can imagine. Want to make something mechanical or structural that's based on precise measurements? 123D Design can help! Ready to create something cool based on a character, an organic shape, or something found in nature? 123D Catch, 123D Meshmixer, and 123D Sculpt+ will assist. Learn how to use these tools, plus 123D Make--perfect for prototyping designs you'll cut with a CNC mill--to take your creativity to a new level. An ideal book for Makers, hobbyists, students, artists, and designers (including beginners!), this book opens up the inexpensive world of personal fabrication to everyone. In 3D CAD with Autodesk 123D, you’ll: Meet the classic "Stanford bunny" and learn to modify it with Meshmixer Scan and 3D print anything around you Design your own 3D-printed guitar Find models in the Sculpt+ community and make a skeleton! Build a birdhouse, prototype a playground, or create a statue Learn everything from basics to troubleshooting skills Get started making right away

Conquer 3D in a day

Conquer 3D in a day
Author: Nicola Hoelzl
Publsiher: Nicola Hoelzl
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conquer 3D in a day Book Excerpt:

Many 3d-printing enthusiasts have ideas in their mind, and soon realize it all starts with a 3d-model. Be it you have a home 3d-printer or want to order 3d-prints online like we can have groceries shipped to our door: With the projects in this book, students of all ages have produced epic, imaginative designs. In ONE single day, you can learn to navigate 3d space, manipulate existing models and combine geometric shapes to form a real-life 3d object from your imagination. On-demand manufacturing is affordable and many creative programs are cost-free, such as Tinkercad for 3d-modeling. This short book includes step-by-step instructions for a compilation of stylish designs, that get increasingly complex with the 1-2-3 info for ordering a tangible 3d-print. The back side of water is here.* Make something cool! (*Something unexpected that is perfect and big, just because it didn't exist before; invented by Walt Disney) ID: Book cover for “Conquer 3d in a day” by illustrator, 3d modeler and animator Nicola Hoelzl. There’s a large 3d model of a game piece with an arrow pointing towards the right at the same shape as a plastic 3d-printed object. Pictured below are several prototypes 3d-printed in metal, plastic, personalized, gold and multi-color.

Getting Started with MakerBot

Getting Started with MakerBot
Author: Bre Pettis,Jay Shergill
Publsiher: Make Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-15
ISBN: 9781449399061
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with MakerBot Book Excerpt:

Get a hands-on introduction to the world of personal fabrication with the MakerBot, the easiest and most affordable rapid prototyper available. This book shows you how the MakerBot open source 3D printer democratizes manufacturing and brings the power of large factories right to your desktop. Not only will you learn how to operate MakerBot, you'll also get guidelines on how to design and print almost anything you can imagine -- including models, mechanical parts, puzzles, and toys. 3D printing is a key part of the prototyping process, yet desktop models to date have cost upwards of $10,000. But not any longer. A variant on the open source RepRap 3D printer, MakerBot is designed to be assembled quickly and cheaply. Even the deluxe MakerBot kit costs a little over $1,000. This fun and informative guide -- written by MakerBot's creators -- opens up a new realm of discovery and creativity for makers, hobbyists, students, artists, designers, and tinkerers. Understand exactly what's possible in the world of personal fabrication Learn how to assemble, upgrade, and tune the MakerBot 3D printer Familiarize yourself with the open source design tools you need to design 3D objects Get a guide to 10 interesting and useful object prototypes you can print right away

3D Printed Body Architecture

3D Printed Body Architecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 1119340179
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Printed Body Architecture Book Excerpt:

Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture – like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them – that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance. Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia Kӧrner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.