Faramawy, a Royal Academy Schools alumni and Jetpacks, a current student reveal our experiences creating the world s first 3D printed artwork, made in virtual reality:

I was invited recently to make some work using a new virtual reality headset called HTC Vive and to extract a physical sculpture from what I produce in virtual reality.

Up until now I would have designed objects, architectures and environments on a desktop PC, and imported them into the software to be perceived on the headset.

I always wonder when I use a new technology: how does this affect how I think about my body and what does it do for the person I m trying to communicate with?

What does it mean to represent something, or to translate an idea from one material into another?

This got me thinking about the conventions that mark out space, describing what it s for.

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