A selection of three insightful offerings on my Facebook wall today – and, we’re sure you’ll agree, broadly representative of the missives bestowed upon us by the little blue-and-white procrastinator’s dream every day.
But what if instead off silently shouting these messages into the ether, we could see them and touch them?
That’s exactly what we can do now, thanks to a new project, Shapeways that allows users to turn their Facebook profiles into a printable 3D sculpture.
Shapeways is the brainchild of Creators Project, an initiative run by media group Vice and Intel that supports artists through technology.
Using information people post about their friends, lovers, pastimes and interests; Shapeways creates interactive 3D sculptures by three different artists.
Monster maniacs can use Monster Me, created by Sticky Monster Lab, which turns your online witterings into cute, colourful critters; while the more astrologically-minded can let Sosolimited transform your rants into your very own Astroverb horoscope.
The third artist, SoftLab, has come up with Crystallized – which creates rock crystals from your Facebook activity.
Yet while ‘My mate’s the best, she made me this lemon drizzle cake’ may form the raw materials for a rather sweet little sculpture, god only knows what ‘I fell asleep on the bus, there’s vomit on my shoe and I think I’m in Penge’ might inspire.
For more information visit http://create.thecreatorsproject.com/