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Artwork by Micah Ganske Arrives on Thingiverse!

Back in September, hot on the tail of World Maker Faire 2011, the MakerBot Marketing crew teamed up with to help gifted artist and (at the time) recent MakerBot Operator newbie Micah Ganske develop and edition a small print-on-demand series of sculptural works for the Affordable Art Fair in New York. These pieces drew much attention around the time of AAF — including articles in The Wall Street Journal and a piece in Modern Painters magazine — even before becoming part of Ganske’s solo exhibition Tomorrow Land at RH Gallery, which closed only a few weeks ago.

Following a lead established by past MakerBot Artist-in-Residence Marius Watz, Ganske has just now released several of his projects on Thingiverse with a Creative Commons license that permits MakerBot Operators all over the world to make his sculptures for themselves. Like Watz, Ganske sees no difficulty offering both supervised and signed pieces of his work in a limited edition for a collectors/gallery setting and also offering a version for download for  those with 3D printers who wish to execute their own non-commercial replicas of his work.

The collaboration with Ganske — himself now quite an accomplished, enthusiastic MakerBot Operator — didn’t stop with his first pieces: he was commissioned by MakerBot to create illustrations, including what MAKE described as that “awesome poster annoucing the launch of The Replicator 3D printer“!

Check out Ganske’s releases here!

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We are looking forward to seeing Micah’s work appearing in homes and other settings around the world, and you might catch a glimpse of Micah’s posters in a city near you….
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Great Chance to See MakerBot Replicators in Los Angeles!

Posted by on Saturday, January 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

If you are in the Greater Los Angeles Area, stop by the Affordable Art Fair this weekend to catch Keith and myself as we introduce the brand new MakerBot Replicator to the West Coast!1 The remaining hours are today until 8pm and tomorrow (Sunday) from 11am until 6pm.

We have been running “Keith It!”2 versions of 3D scans of people like Laurie Anderson, Bre Pettis, Keith OzarPhill Niblock, and others, as well as a few other favorites such as a (newly revised v18!) Barrel of Octopi, giant chess pieces, cows, work by Micah Ganske, and others.

We have been visiting with AAF neighbors and presenters such as, the filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and the LA-based Toy Art Gallery. We are even making 3D printed versions of vinyl art toys by awesome Art Toy heroes Luke Chueh and Dave Bondi for the Toy Art Gallery staff, work the gallery hasn’t yet had the opportunity to produce.

Quite a few MakerBot Operators such as Miles Lightwood (TeamTeamUSA), Theron Trowbridge and the crew at CRASHspace, and MakerBot’s Taylor Goodman (based in LA) have spent a lot of time with us at the booth, sharing things for us to print and generally introducing us to the wonderful design and DIY community here. We are hoping that Cliff who designed Chess Set I (that we are making giant) and other Thingiverse superstars will stop in also.

At night, we have been running all over town, introducing the machine to CRASHspace, UCLA’s engineering students, galleries and museums, and other hackerspaces. We have also been printing “Keith it!” busts of a cleaned up Beethoven model at night and placing them on the Thomas Organ in the lobby of The Standard – Downtown. To date, these custom 3D printed sculptures have been either stolen or disposed of by the hotel staff within a couple of hours of appearing. But we have photos to document. 😉

Check out our photo gallery below!

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  1. Wanna visit for free? drop a request to griffin at makerbot dot com by 11am on Sunday and he’ll see about adding you to the list with a comp’d ticket! []
  2. The software engineers working on revisions of ReplicatorG for our new machines created a button called “Keith It” to created maximum-sized objects to suit the new three-times-Thing-O-Matic build volume by Keith’s request. This name will only persist if you request it… 😉 []
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Artist Micah Ganske to Speak at Gizmodo Gallery Tomorrow

Posted by on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Uncategorized


Stop by the Gizmodo Gallery tomorrow, December 9th at 6pm to catch a talk from MakerBot collaborator and former Artist in Residence, Micah Ganske. An acclaimed painter who has always used tech elements in his work Ganske was excited to create sculptures (like the ones above) on a Thing-O-Matic. Ganske will be speaking about his experience merging art and technology on a MakerBot, with a short Q&A to follow. These awesome sculptures are available for viewing and purchase at both RH Gallery and

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