WANDERERS: AN ASTROBIOLOGICAL EXPLORATION, 2014
The Sixth Element Collection by Stratasys
Produced on a Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 3D Printer
Materials: VeroCyan, VeroClear, VeroMagenta, VeroYellow
Wanderers: An Astrobiological Exploration, consists of four 3D printed wearables, each of which is designed to contain and generate life-sustaining elements. Exploring the idea of voyaging beyond planet Earth to inhabitable landscapes in the solar system, Oxman’s collection is the first color, multi-material, 3D printed range of wearables aiming to embed living matter within 3D structures that augment the environment, enabling visitation to these deadly environments.
OTAARED (عطارد): Mercury’s Wanderer*
For the planet Mercury, Oxman and her team have created a structure that acts as a protective exoskeleton for the head as the planet lacks any atmosphere. Here, Stratasys color, multi-material 3D printing enables highly accurate customized fittings to individual specifications. The resulting 3D printed shell is designed to contain calcifying bacteria within a wearable Caduceus, with the ultimate goal of growing true, organic bone structures.