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NEWS FROM THE FUTUREScanning Art for the World to Download & Make

Now, as if the promise of democratizing goods, revolutionizing industries and opening up a whole new era of “object” piracy wasn’t enough, the MakerBot team is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, scanning art with 123D Catch for the world to download and make.

Imagine an art class where you can see the Statue of David right in front of you. Imagine what will happen now that contemporary artists will be able to explore and hack famous works from the past. This is huge for the art community, The Met is absolutely awesome for letting this happen, and I couldn’t be more excited about this.

MakerBot is doing this right now, it will be interesting to see which museums ultimately do not allow 3D captures of art.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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