Thursday, January 17, 2013

Turn Your Facebook Profile Into a 3D-Printed Sculpture

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If your Facebook profile could look like an object, what would it be? The Creators Project is launching a series of three new apps that transform your Facebook persona into 3D printable art.

By looking at your Facebook interests, Likes, relationships and status updates, the apps — called Monster Me, Crystallized and Astroverb — create an abstract sculpture that embodies your online presence. The project, which is done in collaboration with VICE and Intel, features an app which takes your profile page and morphs it into a real-life mini monster, while another crystalizes your friends network and the other cranks out a personalized zodiac sign based on your online personality.

Although the apps are free, the cost of printing a figurine is about $15.

"We wanted to play with the idea of taking your virtual self and bringing it back into the physical," Julia Kaganskiy of The Creators Project told Mashable. "We wanted it to be playful, fun and creative and brought on a varied group of our creators to develop unique artistic experiences using the data Facebook makes available."

Each app creates a 3D sculpture, which is printed by Shapeways, through layers of materials such as sandstone and stainless steel. It takes about five minutes to go through the creation and profile analysis process via the apps.

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