Dec 16, 2016

Pioneering 3D Artists & Activists in The 3D Additivist Cookbook

The 3D Additivist Cookbook is a free collection of innovative and disruptive works from over 100 renowned artists, activists, and theorists.

Back in March 2015, two innovative artists named Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke published The 3D Additivist Manifesto. This mission statement consisted of a thunderous call for creative individuals to join together and push 3D technology far beyond their preconceived limits of today.

The word “Additivism” is a portmanteau word to define the coming together of additive manufacturing and social activism.

Now, to celebrate those who have answered this collaborative and futuristic call, Allahyari and Rourke have released The 3D Additivist Cookbook. The digital anthology showcases the mind-bending work from over 100 artists, activists, and theorists who are involved in the realm of 3D printing technology.

The “cookbook” explores the emergence of 3D printing technology through a social and ecological lens. The digital collection includes a plethora of .obj and .stl files, as well as critical and fictional texts, templates, recipes, otherworldly designs, unique methodologies, and much more.

Recipies for Change in The 3D Additivist Cookbook?

After a brief introduction by Allahyari and Rourke, the artistic duo revives The 3D Additivist Manifesto to alert readers that the call for “Additivism” is far from answered.

The “Cookbook” then lays out an A-Z Index of artists and activists that have used 3D technology to revolutionize the world. These projects range from a fictional guide to the anatomy of a cyborg 3D printer, to a study on how to make plastic printing sustainable and playful.

The digital collection spans 360 pages, jam-packed with different methods and theories detailing how additive manufacturing will reshape and mutate the world we live in. The goal of the “Additivist” is to promote this change in a way that is disruptively futuristic and beneficial to our society and ecosystem.

The 3D Additivist Cookbook can be downloaded for free in the 3D-PDF format. It’s recommend viewing the compendium on Adobe Reader for optimal navigation and the ability to interact with 3D models.

All in all, this all-encompassing guide to the imminent future of 3D printing technology is created for artists and technological anarchist looking to utilize their technological talents to shift the direction that mankind and Mother Nature seems to be heading.

License: The text of "Pioneering 3D Artists & Activists in The 3D Additivist Cookbook" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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