Friday, June 06, 2008

How big is your spime ...

Yesterday, I spent a few hours in the company of Manolis and his wonderful book. I have long been fascinated by the convergence of the physical / digital and in particular the coming resurgence of printing both in terms of 3D structure, printed electronics and hybrid printers.

A new class of things, called "spimes", is on the horizon and it challenges all our preconceptions of what an object is. Occasionally you see glimmers of this future, other times you walk right past it.