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3D print goes mainstream
Virgina Tech University has launched the “DreamVendor”, an interactive 3D printing station. Users simply need to bring a SD-media card containing the data for the 3D print out to the self-serve shop.
Why it matters
3D printing has featured in the news considerably in the past year, but it’s often considered as a tool that DIY-geeks, scientists or designers would have access to. This will change dramatically with 3D print shops popping up soon. To which extent will retail and production merge? And how will brands deal with this legally - now that even any solid object can be copied?
Italian TV network TG1 Rai has launched a News channel called ‘Il TG1 sei tu’ (which translates as ‘the TG1 is you’). All news on the channel is user- generated and viewers are encouraged not just to watch but to participate by sharing their stories, suggestions, ideas and commentary on current affairs.
Optimus Secret Shows are a series of secret gigs sponsored by mobile operator Optimus. Only people who are friends with the brand on MySpace can gain access to the free gigs. During the weeks before they are given clues about the city, the venue and the band.