3D printing has done a lot of good for the blind. Recently we covered a story of how it was being used to help blind mothers to see their unborn children through ultrasound. Now, an innovative tech developer Marc Dillon has turned his sights to helping bring the classical works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, to life with 3D Printing, scanning, and design. Marc and his current company, Adventure Club have created the project Unseen Art, and launched and IndieGoGo campaign to bring this dream to fruition.
Everything is created by volunteer artists and programmers, who want to lend their skills to the project. The 3D printing files would all be made open source, allowing the files to be free to anyone. These files could then be 3D printed on virtually any machine. Dillon also stated that “All of the artworks in this project will be made freely available as downloadable 3D files that can be printed locally at exhibition size and quality, plus being scalable to something you can put into a person’s hand or onto a wall or table.” They are currently looking for a curator to host their first exhibition and hope to eventually run “dark” exhibitions, where everyone could experience the art the way the visually impaired would.