PBS Offbook asks “Will 3D Printing change the world? Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.
Bathsheba Grossman is an American artist based in Santa Cruz, California who creates stainless steel and bronze sculptures using computer-aided design and 3D metal printing technology. Her sculptures are primarily mathematical in nature, often depicting intricate patterns or mathematical oddities.
Grossman’s sculptures explore the region between art and mathematics. “My work is about life in three dimensions: working with symmetry and balance, getting from a zero point to infinity, and always finding beauty in geometry. “
Grossman’s work been exhibited in art galleries around the world. She has been featured in the New York Times, the London Times, Der Spiegel, Wired, Discover and Make magazines. One of her lamps was in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential designs of 2007. Her sculptures have also appeared in the TV shows Heroes and Numb3rs, in Second Life, and on a Japanese video game commercial.
To see more of Bathsheba’s fascinating work, visit Bathsheba.com.