What about this addition to our material culture?
The 3D photo booth reminds me of Francios Willeme (19th-century) and his 3D ‘portrait sculptures’. Alex Galloway talked about Willeme in a workshop about a media archeology of cybernetics. Back in the 19th century we could make 3D ‘photographs’ but it was never further developed. Now with the help of the digital revolution 3D ‘printing’ is made available in a booth:
Print yourself: the rise of the 3D photo booth: Shops in Tokyo and New York are offering you the chance to turn yourself into a miniature plastic action figure
3D printing has been enjoying a surge of popularity recently, from making parts for jet engines to print-at-home weaponry, with even the US army getting involved, developing a backpack-size printer to make spare parts on the front line.