“A Serving of Shapes” Exhibit Raising 3D Printing Awareness


What’s the best way boost awareness of something? Get the public involved, of course.

An exhibit that is taking place in Silicon Valley aims to do just that. The exhibit is called “A Serving of Shapes,” and it is designed to raise public awareness on 3D printing and future technology, as well as providing local people with a chance to discuss things related to food.

The exhibit, by artist Corrine Takara, is located in the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. This exhibit includes sculptures of food which is part of the festival of activities that is called “Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community.” This festival’s goal is to explore the role of food in life.

In January, printing workshops were held in various locations around the Silicon Valley, and participants were encouraged to create designs based on the history of food and attitudes relating to food. The concepts were rendered using Tinkercad, and Sketchup.

Out of all the designs, 44 were chosen to be 3D printed and displayed in the exhibit. The display features a picnic-style tablecloth with images of all the designs that were created during the January workshop. The tablecloth is topped with the 3D printed food designs. The displays were printed using an Afina Printer, as well as the MakerBot Replicator 2X.

The designs –all food related- range from fruit, to dishes, to honeybees, and more.

The exhibit is open to the public until March 16th.