3d Printed Minecraft Village

Post-Apocalyptic Research Institute have recreated a village from the game Minecraft, by exporting geometry from the game itself and 3d printing it. Inhabitable spaces constructed within the game block by block become transcribed into physical geometry, producing a static three dimensional cartography of an ever expanding and shifting digital terrain. As printing and milling technologies move forward, one could imagine these cartographic models become ever larger, allowing digital communities, territories and architectures to weave into the physical city – or producing the emergence of maps at a 1:1 scale, similar to Borges’ On Exactitude in Science.

Their flickr photostream also shows beautiful prints chopped into sections, like an inhabitable cake or a stylised child’s toy version of an existing building.

Via PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/07/minecraft-video-shows-lovely-3d-printed-minecraft-village/

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