Will information technology affect our minds the same way the environment was affected by our analogue technology? Designers hold a key position in dealing with ever increasing data pollution. We are mostly focussed on speeding things up, on making sharing easier, faster, more accessible. But speed, usability, accessibility are not the main issue anymore. The main issues are not technological, they are structural, processual. What we lack is clarity, correctness, depth, time. Are the counter-techniques we can employ to turn data into information, information into knowledge, knowledge into wisdom?
THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY - the World’s first analog 3D printer is an ironic foil to computerized 3D printers. 3D printing allows products to be created more swiftly and efficiently however, These products are not made by hand. They are merely a product of popular digital 3D-printing technology. In order to rediscover
the thrill of crafting something and reclaim ownership of my work, I built my own 3D printer. It is a relatively old-fashioned contraption that produces almost primitive pottery that feels handcrafted and exudes individuality. The machine is powered by gravity and a system of weights. A roughly 22-pound weight when lifted. turns the machine on, and the weight allows me to be connected with the process.
Video production by Kepler Creative Amsterdam
Music by Kronstudios