The Continuing Adventures of Ed’s Tiny Head

Confession time: I have a terrible sense of which posts are going to resonate and which aren’t. The last post is a perfect example. It was something I had been meaning to get off my chest for awhile and nothing more. Even after a coworker said, “That’d be great for the Museum’s blog!”, I remained unconvinced. Oh well…

The head scan

The head scan

The other thing that always catches me by surprise it seems is how the strangest things you put out into the world will have life. My head scan, for instance. I did it mainly to test the scanner Don Undeen was using at the Met. I didn’t think so much of the resolution, but didn’t delete file luckily. I played with it as a way to explore TinkerCAD and the Shapeways 3D printing pipeline. When Simon Sherrin asked me for a copy, I figured I print one out for myself, mainly to see how long it took Shapeways to deliver and what their least expensive plastics looked like.

And then, things started to happen…

Simon's action shot of mini Ed in progress.

Simon’s action shot of mini Ed in progress.

Mini Ed awakes in Australia

Mini Ed awakes in Australia

Then the remixing starts…

The Drinking About Museums: Melbourne logo

The Drinking About Museums: Melbourne logo

Mashup! Mini Ed meets DAM:MELB

Mashup! Mini Ed meets DAM:MELB

Then things get weirder…

Mini Ed goes to Drinking About Museums: Melbourne.

Mini Ed goes to Drinking About Museums: Melbourne.

Mia Ridge & mini Ed in Melbourne

Miini Ed catches up w Mia Ridge, visiting from London.

And Mia decides to take mini Ed with her. So Traveling Mini Ed is off to London and Oxford, via Singapore. but first, he goes to some museums.

Mini Ed enjoying the National Gallery Victoria

Mini Ed enjoying the National Gallery Victoria

We’ll have to see what else he gets up to. In the interim, my copy from Shapeways arrived.

Mini Ed 2.0 arrives in Salem, MA

Mini Ed 2.0 arrives in Salem, MA

He was a big hit around the office, and actually came in quite handy as a tangible example of what a 3D printed object was like. And then somebody suggested it for my social media headshot. So…

My new avatar, in all his low-fi glory.

My new avatar, in all his low-fi glory.

We’ll see what next week holds.

 

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3 responses to “The Continuing Adventures of Ed’s Tiny Head

  1. Pingback: Museum Hack | To Pursue Happiness

  2. This is great! So you *could* have gone to MW in Firenze last week. 🙂

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