Neological Mashup – WAF INSIDE Festival // Installation
Neological Mash-up is an interactive installation that uses a hybrid 3D printing and crowd-driven design process as one of the three designs selected for the WAF (World Architecture Festival) INSIDE Festival 2013, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
The project puts the innovative technology of on-call 3D printing in the hands of the audience – allowing participants to influence and shape our constatly evolving installation. The purpose is to provoke critical thought about contemporary methods of computerized fabrication and production. As both spectators and participants, audience members have the opportunity to suggest any words they want to be printed on-site and displayed as part of the installation.Our nearby designer will take these words and print them out on one of several 3D printers.
After the word is printed, it is placed on a large illuminated board as part of a complete sentence. As the installation changes and words are removed, participants have the opportunity to take their words home with them. The set-up of the exhibit is two-sided. At the front, a designer engages the crowd and encourages them to use one of our many pre-printed words to construct different sentences on the illuminated board. In the event a word they require is missing, participants are able to approach a designer in the back of the installation where the 3D printers are located. By opening both sides of the installation to our audience, we will create a transparent and co-operative design process that allows for complete collaboration and self-expression.
This project was sponsored by the WAF INSIDE Festival, and Solidoodle.
Wendy W Fok | Design Lead
David rodriguez | Design Assistant & Licensed contractor
Jung Ahn | Art Director