Yariv Goldfarb Uses 3D-Printing to ‘Play with Poop’

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We guess it’s a joke that this designer has used 3D printing to manipulate faeces. While others like Cody Wilson are using 3D printing to make guns.

We’ve seen a lot of really useful applications for 3D printing, like making homes but Yariv Goldfarb’s graduation project for the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem is not one of them: printing plastic molds in order to “play with poop.”

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Goldfarb says that he printed the molds in order to form dog poop! The doggy waste came out of the molds in all sorts of funky geometric shapes, and then he hit the town. Israelis like to push the limits in design no matter the shock value. See this getaway dress by Yael Mer for escaping global warming. Mer has a slipper rocker getup for the winter.

Back to the poo: as a comment on how people either don’t bother to notice or completely take for granted the works of urban art and architecture around them, Goldfarb used the unconventional material to break through the city stupor.

He arranged his poop shapes to resemble various landmarks across Tel Aviv, including the soaring Azrieli Center, the large sculpture outside of City Hall, as well as the leaning steel ellipses that are on display in Habima Square.

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As part of his graduation project’s design brief, Goldfarb says that he wanted to “Challenge normal social rules and behavior.”

“‘Play with Poop’ helps to raise people’s awareness of their surroundings. the mini poop sculptures were placed in front of several landmarks in tel aviv in the shape of these same landmarks –- reminding the people who walk next to them everyday to take a second look, instead of ignoring them,” Goldfarb says.

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It’s unclear whether he achieved his objective, but at least his abuse of 3D printing technology is far more benign than the printed plastic gun that made it past security at Israel’s parliament building, twice, without being detected. Or the 3D printable gun factory made by Cody Wilson in Austin, Texas.

Cody Wilson, 3D printed gun

Sex offender Cody Wilson thinks showing people how to print their own gun factories is a moral imperative.

Thank goodness for the people who are using 3D technology to make the planet a cleaner, saner place.

Or for celebrating religious ones like a 3D printed green dome mosque.

3D print green dome mosque

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