Hyemin Bae

Hyemin Bae

Harvard University

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Hyemin Bae · ICCC'20

Printing Error: Creating Uniqueness

Machines are used to be well-known for doing repetitive jobs, following code produced by humans, so not often imagined as capable of producing unexpected results without direct human intervention in each unique case. The generative art broke this boundary by incorporating random variables extracted from a natural phenomenon into the coded environment. Using this method, our project introduces physical laws into 3D printing instructions; a custom slicer and G-Code compiler were developed, allowing manipulation of Z-heights of extrusions from the 3D printer so gravity can be used to generate randomness in 3D outputs. As a result, unique organic and porous forms could be created from the 3D printing process, differing from traditional, watertight solid prints.