Feel your data: MeliesArt makes 3D- printed DataSculptures- which also become actors in Virtual Reality environments
Feel your data: MeliesArt makes 3D- printed DataSculptures- which also become actors in Virtual Reality environments

See the spatial relations behind the data

My experience: When constructing 3D printable dataSculptures from the scratch ( with Software like Sketchup, Blender, Maya) you get a very good feeling for dimensions and the SPACE involved: “Two Days before removing brain tumors, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Boston´s Children´s Hospital examines a 3D printed copy of the brains, slowly developing a nuanced, tactile feel for the challenge.”I can hold the problem in my hand.” Ed Smith says ”You see these spatial relations and depth of field that arend´t possible onscreen.” And- as Clive Thompson as journalis adds- “Right now, we don´t value or teach spatial reasoning enough; literacy generally only means writing and reading”. (Source: http://www.wired.com/2015/11/3D-printing-and-medicine/).  We believe that this nuanced, tactile feel can be improved by deeply diving into animations of the dataspace created before: As mentioned under „advantages“ designers can easily split off animation sequences off the design software (see above).