The collection of Rapid Prototypes for the Materials Migrations project is finally complete and ready to be artificially aged. Tom Lomax’ artwork, designed specifically for this project, has been printed in six different materials, using four technologies. These are: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), ZCorp 3D printing (white and colour), Stereo Lithography (SLA) and Objet Polyjet, […]
Design with Heritage is organised into two research areas: ‘Design for Enhanced Exhibitions‘ and ‘Design for Augmented Artefacts‘. Each will be supporting feasibility projects and will document their progress in two research blogs.Posts can be filtered using the Enhanced Exhibitions and Augmented Artifacts tabs in the main menu or by choosing from common tags on the right hand side.
Feasibility projects for each research area were proposed at the Design with Heritage Research Sandpit .
The physical processes of the Materials Migrations project are being documented and made into a pair of films by artist Onya McCausland. These will act as a public engagement tool aiming to demystify the process of 3d printing from concept through to production. Much of the filming took place within the Rapid Prototyping workshops of […]
Panopticon: Experimental tales of Jeremy Bentham August 12th – September 5th 2013, Monday to Saturday 1pm – 5pm UCL North Lodge This collaborative exhibition explores the life, influence and radical ideas of Jeremy Bentham. A display of facsimile manuscripts from UCL Special Collections is enhanced by projected images and text, weaving a different tale for […]
Part of this project (Materials Migrations) sought to establish how and why artists work with additive manufacturing and what the limitations of using the available technologies are. Along with face to face interviews, a number of artists and designers completed a questionnaire on the same topic (about 50 in total), aiming to establish what the […]
The Your Tour project is based around the development of a novel test system to explore new ways in which information can be delivered to museum visitors. However this project is not being developed as a hypothetical study. Rather one of the team members, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, has a possibly unique and […]
Senior Curator at the V&A, Douglas Dodds, tells us about the Play it Again SAM project and explains his personal interest in the process. Curator Interview from Design with Heritage on Vimeo.
One of the team members, Mona Hess, describes in detail below the process of scanning SAM that took place recently at the home of Richard Ihnatowicz in London: 3D scanning based on fringe-projection – Chris Cornish To produce a non-contact, metric record of the sculpture, a three-dimensional optical surface scan was provided by Chris […]
Last week the Play it Again SAM team decamped to Richard Ihnatowicz’ home, spending a day there 3D scanning and making detailed records of SAM. Although no longer operational, SAM is still in a remarkably good condition, making the tasks of scanning and reconstruction much easier than could otherwise have been the case. Chris […]
The first stage of the Materials Migrations Project is almost complete. As the design process for the 3D sculpture draws to a close, Tom Lomax explains the final steps of this operation: “Once the drawings generated in CAD have been exported to the STL file generating software, we can see on opening them that the […]
Below are some images and drawings produced by artist Tom Lomax. He is developing this design for a sculpture which will be printed as part of Materials Migrations and will become one of the two test objects for this comparative study of Rapid Prototype technologies and materials. Tom talks us through his process: […]