CST Week 5

“What might it be like to sense more fully and to move more freely in classroom space, to stand, to turn and look around, to sit in different configurations, to speak with each other with a more refined sense of each other’s faces, movements, the felt sounds of each other’s voices?” (Johnson)

“This is what the New Work was all about: group creation!” (Doctorow 177)

1. produce, especially in large quantities, by a mechanical process involving the transfer of text, images, or designs to paper.
2. an indentation or mark left on a surface or soft substance by pressure, especially that of a foot or hand.

1. to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts
2. to produce; cause to exist or happen

What are we collectively producing? Is it thoughts, words, ideas? Or is it images, shapes, things? It’s week 5 and the machine still has a low hum in it’s engine. CST/3D lab seems to be less about learning how to 3D print things (making), and more about why you should 3D print things (matter).

Making is just imagining if you’re not actively messing up. Ideas are silly without mistakes. And it’s naive to think that what’s on the screen remotely embodies the final product.

When a print is made, how much of it is made by us? In the human:technology dichotomy, is there a certain extent to which we can claim our own? Perhaps what is holding us back from printing/making/producing is the lack of impression from us onto the printed object.

It doesn’t matter. It’s time to put those printers to work.