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Print the Memory

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  • Designboom | LIEN Foundation |ACM Foundation
    International competition | Shortlist Project
  • The cult of the dead has always been a very important part and it represent the development of any society. The contemporary society evolved giving birth to generations of digital natives. Internet is the evolution that best identifying the change of the society of the 21st century, transforming the uses and customs, redefining the concept of space and time.
    In later 3d printing as a return to craftsmanship through digital. “Print the Memory” starts from these two factors that are and will be the basis of the changes in the coming years.
    The Act of cremation is used not only as an end but as a beginning; taking a cue from 3d printing examples applied to reconstruction of bones or to research the IACC regarding printing with the sand, the objects are printed with the ashes of the deceased more an additive for solidification. So the earthly body once again becomes container and content.
    The shape varies from a genotype based on variants of: age, date of birth, date of death, male or female, location. The size and its weight varies depending on the subject; The water represents the 60-65% of the weight of a human. The rest of the body mass is given by calcium phosphate and sodium and potassium salts present in the skeletal structure of the individual. On average, a corpse produces about 2.4 kg of ash, with a slightly higher weight in the masculine gender.
    The objects contain within them a data storage memory of the deceased and of everything he did in life, and has published, shared and commented on their social network. So the role of social takes a commemorative value where the loved ones can use in order to remember, not a goodbye but a heritage to consult through youtube videos, facebook, twitter ect ect.
    The space configuration requires that the objects in question are suspended over the ground by reversing the normal mourning sites configuration. The space of Final repous thus becomes an enormous digital archive, a library of emotions in which each family member can log in with your ID card and relive the life of the deceased, browse inside. 
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