“Material culture is language or text.” (Malafouris, 91)
Making with the 3D printer was a truly unique experience. For years, the 3D printer has been a device shrouded in mystery; almost like it’s out of a science-fiction novel. Now, however, they are the tools for a growing movement: the maker movement. By using the 3D printer, whether it was a conscious decision or not, we are all a part of the maker movement. Because of this, we are forever tied to this movement, whether any of us go forward with it or not in our lives. It will always be a part of our lived experience.