Objectify: Better Living Through Anticipatory, Just-for-you 3D Printing!

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The ubiquity of 3D printers reveals a problem: people do not know what to use them for. If they do have an idea, they struggle to realize it, despite decades of research into design tools. However, consumption patterns suggest people still desire new objects, and advanced AI and digital fabrication point together toward an easy, post-scarcity future. This satirical advertorial presents Objectify, a program that harvests users' data to create bespoke objects they could want, just in time. Pushing 'cutting edge' AI's promises to their logical conclusion, our implemented pipeline uses AI-based content generation (GPT-3 [4] and Dreamfusion [14]) to ideate, generate 3D models, and print just-in-time objects. Objectify is 'pataphysical software [16]; created objects were non-functional monolothic pieces of blob-like single-color plastic. We discuss implications of the post-scarcity just-for-you vision of technological progress in AI and digital fabrication.

TitelCHI 2023 - Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Antal sider8
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450394222
StatusUdgivet - 2023
Begivenhed2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023 - Hamburg, Tyskland
Varighed: 23 apr. 202328 apr. 2023


Konference2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023
SponsorACM SIGCHI, Apple, Bloomberg, Google, NSF, Siemens

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Bhaskar Dutt for his aid in printing the example objects. This work was partially supported by a Novo Nordisk Fonden Starting Grant under grant number NNF21OC0072716.

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