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loci – 3D Printed Sculptures of Your Flights

Andrew Spitz
December 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark

Each loci is a unique 3D printed sculpture bespoke to someone’s flights spurring recollection, reflection and conversation about their travels.

Through custom software built in Max/MSP, the user is able to select specific flights that matter to them, such as a honey moon, a summer vacation through Europe or all of their flights from a given year. To ease this process, the user can connect to Tripit or Foursquare and import their past flight data automatically.

Each loci comes with a card highlighting on a map all the airports flown to. The sculpture can be placed on this card to help visualize their travels. Additional information is displayed on the card, such as the title chosen by the user, the total distance travelled, the number of airports visited, and the number of flights taken.

The software generates a file suitable for 3D printing, so that the user can either print it themselves or use a service like Shapeways that prints for them.

Big thanks to Sterling Crispin for helping me figure out some programming issues I had. And of course everyone that helped me along the way, especially here on the C74 forum!

More info here: http://www.soundplusdesign.com/?p=5691

 

How was MAX used?

For all the programming :-)

loci – 3D Printed Sculptures of Your Flights

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