Trip to Milan, Italy
Last week I traveled to Milan for an update regarding the current state-of-the-art in the world of digital fabrication and to gather new ideas.
I visited 3DPrint Hub (3dprinthub.it), a new event dedicated to 3D printing. Not only there were various companies producing hardware, software, materials and services related to 3D printing, also research institutes and Fab Labs presented their work. There was also a very rich lecture program with speakers from different fields and disciplines related to digital fabrication.
On Thursday evening I moved to the city center for attending the opening of the exhibition “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto” (www.reprogrammed-art.cc), curated by Serena Cangiano, Davide Fornari and Azalea Seratoni, and promoted by SUPSI Laboratory of Visual Culture. The project involved a group of digital artists in the process of reprogramming artworks by Gruppo T, an Italian collective of artists that pioneered the introduction of technology and of an algorithmic approach in the process of artistic production. The exhibition combined some aspects that I am really interested in, showed artworks of some of my favorite artists and friends were there. This was only topped by the fact that the curators decided to wear [ digimorphé ] jewels for the opening: what a great honor!