Dude 3D-prints his Skull for Art

Caspar Berger macht tolle Experimente mit Selbst-Portraits. Für sein neuestes hat er sich unter einen CT-Scanner gelegt und lässt sein Skelett auf ‘nem 3D-Drucker ausgeben. Mit den Daten und den gedruckten Knochen macht er dann allerlei Unsinn, so hat er beispielsweise seinen Schädel anonym an einen forensischen Anthropologen geschickt, der sein Gesicht rekonstruiert hat. Toll!

 Youtube Direktskull

In this project, Self-portrait 21, the 3D copy of the skull represents the true image (vera icon). This image has formed the basis for a facial reconstruction by a forensic anthropologist, who received the skull anonymously accompanied only by the information that it belonged to a man in his mid-40s born in Western Europe. This facial reconstruction is based on the available scientific documentation of tissue structure, skin thickness and muscle groups. The clay reconstruction has been cast in bronze to be presented as Self-portrait 21, a self-portrait that has not been made by the artist.

The skeleton as a basis for reconstruction, 3Ders: Dutch artist uses 3D printer to produce his own skeleton (via Bruce Sterling)