Michael Buckbee runs a “fabjectory”—a wormhole-Stargate connecting ↑cyberspace and ↑meatspace. Fabjectory is a combined word out of fabject and factory. ↑Fabject, like ↑spime, is a neologism by cyberpunk’s chief-ideologist Mr. ↑Bruce Sterling, and means an everyday object made by rapid manufacturing means, like ↑3D printing. ↑Buckbee’s Fabjectory offers an according service. E.g. within “↑Second Life“ (SL) you can go to his Fabjectory there, have your avatar photographed, and presto some weeks later a statuette of it will arrive at your place in meatspace. As an example I chose Lex Luthor above: To the left is a screenshot of the SL-avatar, to the right the fabjected statuette. As all this is yet another instance of cyberculture as I envision it, cyberpunk again comes into play. Out of the ↑print-and-fold minicomic ↑Martin Cendreda has made from ↑Cory Doctorow‘s story “Printcrime”—out of the collection “↑Overclocked“—, Michael Buckbee has made a SL-version, of which you can get a free copy at his (SLurl:) ↑Fabjectory inworld.
initially via e-mail from anthronaut—tnx mate
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