3D print technology based on the virtual reality technology, uses the variety of software to create models and modify scans. As Neely says, the models of museum objects can take on a creative life of their own through further derivation, by becoming parts of new collections of things or by being connected through programming and sensors. The 3D printer, actually from my perspective, provides a new equal access to mass public. The modern museums were built based on the concept to serve the modern society. Opposed to the traditional way of visiting museum——museum-oriented——that visitors followed the exhibition without self dominance, the 3D printer create a more equal way or even the visitor-oriented way of visiting museum. The visitors no longer need to follow the interpretation of museum. Rather, they “interpreted the work in their personal narrative.(Neely)
The Jonathan Monaghan’s creation, combing two art works(Leda and the Swan, Marsyas) is good example of personalizing visitor’s experience by using 3D printer. Since 3D printer technology could create models made by plastic materials, visitors have a chance to concrete their personal feeling and experience. The great thing is that, those personal productions, if exhibited in museum with original one, (some of museum have already did), would become a new experience. Just like what we experienced in cave with the project Pipe. By watching other’s recreation, we might get consensus or inspiration from other’s production.