3D Printing and the Art World: Current Developments and Future Perspectives

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Abstract

3D printing’s rapid technological development is starting to impact the art field because, for the first time, it has become possible to exactly reproduce and reconstruct artworks without any loss of their physical features. Yet, a coherent overview of how 3D printing is used within the art field while paying attention to ethical considerations does not exist. This study will provide an overview of the current developments of 3D printing in the art world, its use, and the direction it is moving toward. Within this study, the technologies that enable, influence, and will continue to affect the 3D reproduction of artworks, namely technologies necessary to capture an artwork’s materials on a chemical and physical level, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing technology itself, and the rise of the non-fungible token (NFT) are analyzed to be able to understand what 3D printing implies for our changing perception of art in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in 3D printing
EditorsAshutosh Sharma
PublisherIntechOpen
Number of pages29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • art
  • cultural heritage
  • authenticity
  • 3D scanning

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