New Publication: Fabvolution. Advances in Digital Fabrication
The Disseny Hub Barcelona presents Fabvolution. Advances in Digital Fabrication, a publication that brings together the activities that took place between 2010 and 2011 during the programme Fabrication Laboratory.
Digital fabrication technologies open new opportunities for design professionals of the 21st century and give life to more flexible project methodologies. This new technological paradigm effects all phases of production: from conception to materialization, from distribution to purchase, while at the same time bringing an effective implementation of the participation and personalization processes.
What kind of effects are thereon the creative process with the possibility to bring to life ideas and mental structures whose natural environment is the digital world? Are we truly capable of constructing everything that our imagination can propose? What new shapes wait for us? What kind of barriers will arrive on the horizon of the digital and physical worlds? Exciting questions with speculative answers that this publication tries to elucidate.
Published by: Ajuntament de Barcelona / Institut de Cultura – Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Edition by Carlos Ipser.
Collaborators: Marta Malé Alemany, Neri Oxman, Rupert Soar, Petra Jenning, Katie Bunnell, Justin Marshall, Paul Atkinson, Justin Marshall, Ertu Unver, Lionel T. Dean, Richard Hague, Frank Steiner, Sherry Lassiter, Adrian Bowyer, Bre Pettis, Xavier de Kestelier, Jonathan Rabagliati, Joanna van der Zanden i Oscar Guayabero.
The Disseny Hub Barcelona also created an Augmented Reality App called FABVOLUTION to support the content of the book Fabvolution. The app allows readers to learn about different fabrication processes and to see object in ways they have never seen them before. You can download the app for free for your iPhone, iPad, tablet and smartphone. The books pages also have AR icons that can be viewed in Augmented Reality. To learn more about the app and its techniques click here.