A 3d printed compartmentalized (printed in parts and synthesized) acoustic violin
The vid and a sample track 🙂
We ‘ve printed acoustic violins again (Hovalin project – open hardware/software)
or electrical violins (3d varius)and here see how it sounds
The question is ever-present, how can we make cheap musical instruments?
The applications unlimited: I am most interested in Educational Implementation.
Anybody and i mean anybody, maybe not now, yet; but in the very foreseeable future will be able to print his own musical instrument.
Till now there were many people totally excluded from musical education mostly for economic reasons, and now they have the chance to break free.
Maybe the next paganini or David Oistrakh (as we are speaking of violin, see more http://goo.gl/tWJos) is somewhere in Africa, struggling to survive. And i strongly believe that this technology is going to get to him(/her), because it’s destined to get to him. It’s been inspired for him and produced for him. It’s its teleological-Aristotelian purpose to be give to him.
If we have a chance to survive as mankind it will only be through civilization. And music is civilization. Marx though Communism as the end game when the workers(today the poor) will get the means of production under their rule. It’d be the “dictatorship of the people” as he called it. This can happen through 3d printing is the technology of the utmost importance nowadays.
I don’t believe communism is the end game. In fact i believe that the chances are good that we can fuck this world beyond recognition before we even get a chance to leave this current system for something else.
If we as people stay apathetic and slothful then our chances are not good:
Something like Martin Niemöller’s poem:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.