Kiosk is a project that explores a near future scenario in which digital fabricators are so ubiquitous, that we see them appear on street corners, just like fast food today is sold in NY style mobile food stalls. A place where you can quickly get a custom made fix for your broken shoe, materialise an illegal download of Starck’s Juicy Salif orange squeezer that you modified for better performance or quickly print out a present for your sisters birthday.
How does this scenario challenge our perception of authorship, originality, design and what is the role of the designer when goods are moved around in the form of digital blueprints and appropriated in ways beyond our control?
Unfold gathered information from various designers and labels about how they position themselves towards this scenario. During the Salone del Mobile Unfold will three-dimensionally scan new objects presented by these various designers and based on the acquired data, appropriate, sample, remix, improve, up/downscale or copy new objects 3d-printed on the spot.
Kiosk 1.0 was part of the exhibition New Times, New Heroes, organised by Z33-House of contemporary art and REcentre - centre for sustainable design.
With the support of Bits from Bytes (BfB 3000 3d printer), 4D Dynamics (PicoScan 3d scanner), Jo Van Bostraeten & OpenStructures.
Inspired by Bruce Sterling’s science fiction short story Kiosk.