Technology has brought a lot of improvements in people’s life, but it only depends on us to find various ways to use it.
The Singapore based 3D printing company Pirate3D have partnered with LOLA agency to came up with an impressive example on how technology can enhance everyone’s life. The result is a very touching social experiment entitled ” Touchable Memories ”.
The experiment tells the story of five people from different parts of the world who have become blind or visually impaired over time. Using its affordable home 3D printer called Buccaneer the company picked some old photographs with scenes from each participant’s childhood and turn it into 3D-printed objects.
While blind people have a vivid memory of special moments in their life, it’s not the same as being able to look at a photograph to reminisce. But with the help of the tangible scenes created by the 3D printer, Gabor, Mario, Meritxell, Yassine and Daniela could re-create images of those past moments. And they were extremely touched. Who wouldn’t be?
‘’ Touchable Memories ’’ experiment was captured in a documentary shot by Brazilian filmmaker Marco Aslan and shared on the Pirate3D website.