By: Amit Zoran, MIT Medialab, 2010
Material: Polyamide (Nylon) / glazed ceramic (original vase)
Technology: Laser Sintering
Manufactured by: Shapeways (printing) / Amit Zoran (assembly)

Interweaving digital practices with traditional craft, these pieces use 3D printing to reassemble intentionally-broken crafted artifacts not to their original state, but in a way that honors historical artisanal craftsmanship.

Amit Zoran is a senior lecturer at the School of Engineering and Computer Science at HUJI. In his work, Amit explores the two divergent realms of emerging computational technologies and traditional hand-hewn skills. He wishes to develop a new way of thinking about these polarities: the digital machine, as generator of control and efficacy, and the human hand, as preserver of subjective intentions and expressivity. Amit holds a PhD and a MS from the MIT Media Lab, a MDes in design from Bezalel, and a BSc in Communication Engineering from BGU. Amit previously worked six years in the high-tech industry.