In the sense of Giambattista Vicos Homo Faber we are only able to fully comprehend what we would be able to construct ourselves. But the structures of nowadays society are no longer to be decoded without the use of computers and are not based on handed-down knowledge alone, but the collection and evaluation of data.
What if this present time, in which technical complexity has overcome peoples comprehension of the world they live in, could be encountered by means of design?
In an entanglement of man and machine, the analogue 3D-printer produces tangible objects. Designing numerous containers in exemplary use, 'the man-machine' is able to make a mutual dependence visible. By using the pantograph-method as an analogue way of data transmission, the results are not only 3-dimensional objects, but also correlating drawings, which are a reference to the individual process of their creation.
As an addition to the machine, a digital web-based archive collects experimental approaches to 3D-printing and other technology-based production techniques, to discover the possibilities for designers and artist that lay within.
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