For anyone who complains that art doesn’t serve a practical purpose here’s one for you:
Jean-Sébastien Lagrange used the idea of a 3D printer that would allow people to print posters such as this one, right from home, that also serve as night lights. As a college student who can’t stand bare walls and sleeps with a desk lamp on, I think this is brilliant.
From my understanding the assembly process is nothing too difficult. The design behind it is genius, just a simple combination of pen, ink, and LEDs. Looking forward, should they make a printer for this that is accessible to anyone, I can see this transforming the way in which art is made. If we can incorporate lights into a poster, why not into a piece of artwork? With 3D printing the possibilities are limitless.