In March 2015 Allahyari and Rourke released The 3D Additivist Manifesto, a call to push additive manufacturing technologies to their absolute limits and beyond, into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. They then issued a call for submissions for a radical Cookbook of blueprints, designs, 3D-printing templates, and essays on the topics raised by their Manifesto.
The resulting 3D Additivist Cookbook - made up of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists - was published on December 2nd 2016 and can be downloaded for free at: additivism.org/cookbook
#Additivism considers the 3D printer as a profound metaphor for our times. A technology for channelling creative endeavour, through digital processes, into the layering of raw matter excavated from ancient geological eras. Considered as a tool for art, design and engineering, and gesturing towards a forthcoming era of synthetic chemistry and biological augmentation, 3D fabrication technologies are already a site of common exchange between disciplines and forms of materiality. 3D fabrication can be thought of as the critical framework of #Additivism: a movement that aims to disrupt material, social, computational, and metaphysical realities through provocation, collaboration, and ‘weird’ / science fictional thinking.
#Additivism is essential for accelerating the emergence and encounter with The Radical Outside.
The 3D Additivist Manifesto was created by Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, with sound design by Andrea Young.
The full text and bibliography can be read & downloaded from: additivism.org/manifesto.
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