In my research I have been interested in exploring the social implications of modern utilitarian objects and the effects of technology in the design and creation of those objects. Computers are already used to automatically manufacture objects and products, and in the future computers will be capable of creating complete systems with no limit to complexity. The inputs to these fabrication systems will be raw materials and simple data. The diverse products that we need or desire to use in our daily lives will be manufactured for us instantaneously. The future of design, whether for a mass produced product, an affordable custom designed prosthetic, a fine arts object, or for a piece of jewelry sold at your local jeweler, is going to be forever changed by these technologies.
These objects serve as an investigation into the shift in technology that future three-dimensional artists will be faced with in the creation of art. This investigation allowed me to develop a better understanding of issues of universal manufacturing for art making and the social implications of democratized innovation.