Joe Crawford
Web developer & user interface engineer
Tinkering with the web since 1996

email: · twitter: @artlung
San Diego, California, USA

Scan the world and make the world.

Last year Chris and I went to Orange County Makerspace. We got a tour of their very cool space, saw the various fabrication, laser cutting, extrusion and other tools. We also got my Godson’s head and torso scanned into 3-D. About a week later they sent Chris a little model of this! It was really cool.


The technology to democratize physical replication and production is amazing. Did you know that the Downtown San Diego Public Library has 3-D printers available for use by the public? To be able to scan the world, make copies of the physical world, to modify things is unprecedented and still revolutionary, though we learn rapidly to take technology for granted. I know a few people who’ve done interesting work with this tech. Patrick J. Clarke has done neat work designing Clip-It to support usability of his instant photography cameras.

I know so many creative people I’m always excited to see what people are working on! I’m likewise excited to go to San Diego Maker Faire this weekend.

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