On the blog Myriad Whimsies I discovered a “this could have been me” story of a young girl called Jovanica, who is a regular customer of a street kiosk selling 3d printed stuff. Jovanica is returning day after day with her pocket-money to buy 3d printed barrettes and hair clips. She’s a kind trend setter of the area and picks out the coolest hair toys and leads the next hair toy craze …

3D printed barrettesJovanica is a character in a novella called Kiosk written by Bruce Sterling. According to DIY 3d printing: ‘Kiosk explores a near future scenario in which digital fabrication is so ubiquitous that we see it appear on our street corners. Where the user can ‘appropriate, sample, remix, improve, up/downscale or copy new objects and 3D-print them on the spot.’

Today we are not that far yet. Gartner predicts it will be another five to 10 years before 3D technology really takes off with consumers.


Written in 2007: a science fiction story about a young girl spending her pocket money on 3d printed barrettes and hair clips …
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