3D printing objects as installation art: "standing humanity: 3D yan character"

Gérald Estadieu, Filipa Martins de Abreu, Alvaro Barbosa

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3D printing technologies have been known for several decades and have been already used in arts, most often as accessories rather than as core material of a tangible installation art. We describe "Standing Humanity: 3D Yan Character" a collaborative and participative installation art based on 3D printing objects and we are analyzing participants' engagement and the playability of the installation. We analyze different types of interaction and conclude that 3D printing objects have a high potential to engage curiosity and open to interactions between visitors and the objects themselves. We finally suggest further investigations to explore 3D printing within the context of collaborative and interactive installation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationARTECH 2017 - Interfaces of Tomorrow
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Digital Arts - Proceedings
EditorsCarlos Sena Caires, Jorge C. S. Cardoso, Aleksei Lipovka, José Bidarra, Lúcia Pimentel
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450352734
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2017
Event8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017 - Macau, China
Duration: 6 Sept 20178 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F130947


Conference8th International Conference on Digital Arts, ARTECH 2017


  • 3D printing
  • Installation art
  • Interaction
  • Participation
  • Practice-based Research


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