The Culture Digitally blog is a gathering point for scholars and others who study cultural production and information technologies. Recently, professor Laura Forlano posted her article Digital Fabrication and Hybrid Materialities after a visit to an exhibition about digital fabrication at New York’s Museum of Art and Design prompted consideration of the hybrid nature of digital application.

Included in the exploration is IIT Institute of Design student work from Drew Raines, Paulina Carlos, and John Trotti that look at the new possibilities and constraints of 3D printing and lasercutting. The projects themes include digital aesthetics and materiality; peer-to-peer collaboration, do-it-yourself communities and maker cultures; and, sustainability through re-making.

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