“AMUSEMENT imagined what the future will be like once 3D printers will produce objects whenever we want, depending on our needs, with no limit…”
Photographer: Ben Sandler
Retouching: Fred Witzgall @ Doc Ad Hoc
Assistant: Dayvid LemMon
Stylist: Joanna Manganaro
Hair/Make-up: Laura Flagler
Model: Trea @ The Agency
Studio: Vermillion Studio Phoenix
What happens when the digital meets the physical world? AMUSEMENT takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the objects that will impact the future – in a very “Materialistic” issue.
AMUSEMENT prefers to warn you: the digital world is moving into its V.3 and is about to take on the physical world. Smart and communicating objects, new interfaces, upcoming materials, fab labs, 3D printing, the Internet of things, DIY culture, nanotechnologies… But once 0′s and 1′s have invaded the real world, what consequences should we expect?
This issue offers you a glimpse of what’s to come, with a strong point of view: an overload of interviews and encounters with the ones who will be designing the physical world of the next 20 years.
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