• Brainstorm some ideas for 3D printing the past

    3D printers today are like HTML in the early 1990’s. We just know something big is going to come of it, but what? I propose a session on sitting around and thinking up ways to use 3D printing for the humanities (history is my field, but any and all are welcome). How can we use 3D printers in the class room (practical experiences, fantastical ideas, lessons to learn)? How does 3D printing help us understand humanities now? Let’s prophesy what the future may bring for 3D printing and humanities. How will it evolve, as did HTML, to be a tool for disseminating knowledge and facilitate learning?

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  1. JMcClurken says:

    This is a great session idea. I’m going to have students use 3D scanners and printers to recreate museum objects in the spring, but we’re still trying to figure out exactly how that will all play out in terms of practical scanning and reproducing and what we can do with those 3D electronic and physical representations.

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