First MakerBot Artist-In-Residence: Marius Watz

Posted by on Monday, February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

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I’m excited to announce MakerBot’s first artist-in-residence which means for the next two months, he’ll have access to our 3D printers and as much plastic as he wants to make the things he can imagine. Marius makes wonderful generative artwork. If you haven’t seen his work check out his site and if you like what he does, you can even sign up for his workshop to learn more about how to create and 3D print your own models from processing.

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As part of his residency, Marius will be sharing some models. I love the first 3 in the series! We printed out 20 of these for him last week to demonstrate the power of the MakerBot Botfarm.

Marius has some great ideas for where he’s going with his work.

My goal for my MakerBot residency is to produce a set of models for my upcoming exhibition at ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur in Oslo next month. As part of that process I will be developing a new Processing library for 3D model building, to be released as Open Source along with a series of models I’ll publish on Thingiverse (see in the MakerBot spirit of openness. You can already get a preview on Flickr, I can’t wait to add more!

This is going to be awesome. We’ve already got our second artist lined up, but we’ll be looking to have other artist-in-residences. If you’re interested in being one, send us a note with some links to some examples of your work and some ideas about what you’d like to get done with 2 months of unlimited access to the MakerBot Botfarm and we’ll get back to you!

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  • Tweets that mention First MakerBot Artist-In-Residence: Marius Watz - MakerBot Industries --
    February 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bre Pettis, Michael Weinberg. Michael Weinberg said: now @makerbot has an artist in residence […]

  • Steve
    February 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Just like photographers provide info on the settings used to produce a photo, can Marius provide basic settings as well? I have no idea which would make sense to provide, but I’d be shocked if some complex artistic objects don’t require tweaking. Additionally, many objects require touch-ups after the print, and to me that is kinda cheating. Will Marius only be printing and sharing objects that don’t require the use of a dremel or x-acto? I’d personally rather see objects that don’t need any extra work.

    Statistics on the print time, and even amount of plastic used would be interesting.

  • modeLab
    February 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    […] Watz has just published a set of photos surrounding the research he has been developing through his residency at MakerBot Industries. These prototypes test the capacities of the Thing-O-Matic model for wall […]

  • tmophoto
    February 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    can i buy orange plastic soon?

  • First Artist In Residence Begins at MakerBot | 香港新媒體協會
    February 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    […] the organization that creates automated home fabrication machines, has announced the launch of its new Artist in Residency program and introduced the first selected participant. Norwegian 3D abstract machine artist Marius Watz (on […]

  • Bre Pettis
    February 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Steve, all the objects seen above did not require touch-ups, designing for the MakerBot is pretty straightforward nowadays. They are super nice!

    tmophoto – We didn’t really like it because we originally got it with uv dye stuff in it an it didn’t hardly glow under blacklight which was a shame. But we’ve had that stuff around for ages and we keep getting requests for it. I think it’s on our list to get now sans uv dye.

  • mrbug
    February 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

    About the orange plastic, don’t forget that you can use a magic marker on one edge of natural or white filament to change the colo(u)r!

    Check and for details.

  • tmophoto
    February 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    thanks i will keep an eye out for it. always fun to get some new colors to play with.

  • A difficult Robot Hospital - MakerBot Industries
    February 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    […] is the blogwrap section of the show, were we recap our first artist in residence, Marius Watz, and the awesome (and fairly straightforward) Cupcake via Bluetooth hack.  We also showed off some […]

  • A difficult Robot Hospital- Maker List
    February 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

    […] disregard the 30-second ones.  Grr. This is the blogwrap section of the show, were we recap our first artist in residence, Marius Watz, and the awesome (and fairly straightforward) Cupcake via Bluetooth hack.  We also showed off some […]

  • MakerBot Welcomes Marius Watz as First Artist-In-Residence « Ponoko – Blog
    February 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    […] Earlier this month, MakerBot announced Marius Watz as their first artist-in-residence. […]

  • Code & form » Code: ModelBuilder library public release
    April 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    […] public release of my new ModelBuilder library, created as part of my artist-in-residence project at MakerBot Industries and beta tested in the Interactive Parametrics workshop. The occasion for today’s release is […]

  • first complete scan of 3D object with kinect | greg pond
    April 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    […] in Processing after I set up a lazy susan and the kinect. We scanned a test print of one of Marius Watz’s works printed while working by the Makerbot crew that he gave me when I was last in Brooklyn (furthest […]

  • April Meeting
    April 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    […] Watz. This library can convert a shape made in Processing into an STL file. Marius was the first Artist in Residence at MakerBot Industries and made some really cool parametric shapes while he was there. With the STL file you can use […]

  • 60436 – Advanced SIS/ETB: Digital Fabrication for the Arts » Digital Fabrication and Art Practice
    January 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    […] MakerBot Experiments by Marius Watz […]


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