The Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing

TitleThe Cambrian Explosion of Popular 3D Printing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsChulilla-Cano, J. L.
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
ISSN1989-1660
IssueSpecial Issue on Computer Science and Software Engineering
Volume1
Number4
Date Published12/2011
Pagination30-32
Abstract

The unexpected appearance of 3D printing has caught many of technology analyst by surprise. In this paper we aim to provide a social context to the feedback loops that have generated this rapid evolution of technologies and skills involved in 3D printing, as well as and online communities related with 3D printing and the impact of this evolution on media an popular imaginary and our near future.

Keywords3D Printing, Cambrian-like Explosion, Distributed Fabrication, Technological Social Enablers
DOI10.9781/ijimai.2011.145
URLhttp://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/IJIMAI20111_4_5.pdf
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