Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could create a 3D character or object from your imagination? The folks at MOSI had thoughts like that, too! So, the MOSI team collaborated with professors at the University of South Florida and the result is the all-new interactive exhibit – 3D Printing the Future which opens at MOSI on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Thanks to a partnership with the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST), MOSI visitors can see how 3D printing technology is helping AIST, a 3D research center at USF, preserve World Heritage artifacts in the 3D Archaeology displays. Please visit the MOSI website for an updated schedule which includes guest speakers and technology demonstrations that will take place throughout the summer.
MOSI is also partnering with The Dali Museum to offer reciprocal exhibits as well as special discounts to guests who visit both museums. The Dali Museum, located in downtown St. Petersburg, is presenting a similarly themed exhibit, Marvels of Illusion. The exhibit promises to engage visitors in an optical and intellectual feast for the eyes.
In the 3D Workshop, guests will be able to draw with the world’s first 3D printing pen. The 3D Doodler pen is similar to a hot glue gun but allows designers to create a free standing work of art with the flick of a wrist and swirl of the hand. There are templates if you are stuck for ideas as well as plenty of display pieces which were created by MOSI volunteers and staff.
3D Printing the Future – The Exhibition is free with MOSI admission and for MOSI members. For more information, please visit MOSI or call 813/987-6000.