Rapid Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping (2014) is work by Joseph Hughes, developed at V2_ during a Summer Sessions residency.

Rapid Prototyping

One of the 'Rapid Prototypes' at Test_Lab Summer Sessions

Although ‘rapid prototyping’ is typically associated with digital fabrication and computer aided design, the notion refers to a much wider range of techniques to swiftly produce ideas for further development. In a series of six new works, artist/designer Joseph Hughes rapidly prototypes ideas around the themes of social responsibility and ecology with a playful DIY mentality.

#1: Revolutions
Burning a flag is the symbol for the renunciation of a nation-state, but what is the symbol for the renunciation of constantly changing geopolitical boundaries?

#2: Pin Push Pressure Proximity
3D screen visualising basic three dimensional forms through proximity and air pressure.

#3: Perpetual Progression
This perpetuum mobile illustrates the physics of both chaos and clockwork but also how moving forward is not the same as progression.

#4: Humidifier vs. Dehumidifier
Household instruments attempt to find a balance of performance via their opposed functions. 

#5: Reality needs Fixing
The teapot has become a standard reference object in the 3D computer graphics model community to practice the modeling of reality, but could it also serve as a reference object for fixing reality?

#6: Save the Trees
A popular slogan in defense of trees is printed on tree-free paper.

 

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