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.
MUSHTARI (مشتري): Jupiter’s Wanderer*
Mushtari, Arabic for huge or giant, is designed to interact with Jupiter’s atmosphere. This tortuous piece is designed as a single meandering strand inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract. It is a wearable that will consume and digest biomass, absorb nutrients, generate energy in the form of fuel or sucrose accumulating in the side pockets and expel waste. Here, being able to 3D print the intricate, translucent tubing, allows for daylight to be absorbed and converted into consumable sucrose, as well complex layering and varied degrees of flexibility for movement.