C.STEM 2008 - Breeding Objects is a two-week event in Turin, Italy devoted to digital fabrication and mass-customization, anticipating future developments in design process and technologies.
The exhibition, opening on 19 September, will present works designed and produced through creative and innovative processes: global news feeds woven into sweatshirts, chairs 3D printed out of frames from a computer-animated form, experimental custom ceramics and jewels shaped by online users, Google maps carved into wood, lamps shaped by the fight with a punchbag, 3D printing machines that print themselvesâ€¦ Participating artists and designers are:
AEDS - Ammar Eloueini (France, Lebanon)
Ebru Kurbak & Mahir Yavuz (Turkey)
FLUID FORMS Hannes Walter, Stephen Williams (Austria, New Zeland)
The Rep Rap Project â€“ Adrian Bowyer (UK)
Nervous System - Jessica Eve Rosenkrantz & Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, (USA)
MOS - Michael Meredith, (USA)
TheVeryMany, Marc Fornes (USA)
1 / 1 - Cait & C. E. B. Reas (USA)
ISOPT - Susanne Stauch (Germany)
Andrew Vande Moere (Australia)
Fabrizio Valpreda, Cristian Campagnaro (Italy)
There will also be conferences and talks on computational design, digital fabrication and creative information visualization, aiming to foster innovation and encourage knowledge sharing between companies, designers, researchers and students.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).