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

Why should data be materialized?

1) The amount of strategic data that is constantly disseminated in digital form  invites new hybrid forms, i.e.more durable supplements; also to form new narratives. Architects and urban planners know what the charm of physical models consists of

2) 3D Printing technology rapidly gets smarter (speed, materials, processes, combination with printing of electronics components, colours, resolution) and all of this is driven by demanding client sectors

3) Due to the production process (CAD- based) designers can easily convert their work into illustrations and animation clips to accompany presentations. In the near future there will be interfaces to blend strategic data and dataSculptures into augmented/ virtual reality environments, such as it is the case in the defense and automotive industry: This means better support even for investment promotion.

4) Tangible dataSculptures offer additional sensory values (Touch them, hand them round, watch them at eye level, feel the surface haptics) and therefore content can be better retained