cityscapeDS-05-1024x858“Humans have just landed on an Earth-like alien planet. They’ve staked out an area for the capital, City X, and have sent back a 3D map of the location with many challenges to be solved by their engineers on Earth, a vast team of young designers all around the world.”

comingtobayareamakerfaire 2013 Teaching 3D Design Thinking with The City X ProjectThe San Francisco-based City X Project is developing a free, open toolkit for educators to run 3D-printing-based design workshops in classrooms all over the world. Sponsored by 3D Systems, their workshop tasks kids to design and model practical solutions for a group of fictional characters inhabiting “City X,” the first human colony on another world. Besides the free curriculum materials, they hope to develop the project into a touring art installation featuring a 3D-printed model of the growing city as it is expanded by children working all over the world.

The City X Project

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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