It’s art if you say it is.
Balloon Dog, 2011, 3D printable digital model by Bassam Kurdali commissioned by Rob Myers.
A balloon dog for anyone to print. Looks good in metal. A Furtherfield commission.
This is not a pipe, it’s a 3D printable model of a pipe.
#arthistory, 2013, 3D printable digital model by Rob Myers, commissioned by Dr. Charlotte Frost.
A physical Twitter hashtag.
Can, 2014, 3D printable digital model.
For soup, for example.
Here’s Mark Hancock on “Balloon Dog” – http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/our-priorities-2011-15/digital-innovation-and-creative-media/digital-resources/collaboration-and-freedom/projects/balloon-dog/
The name “Shareable Readymades” was applied to this series by Dr. Charlotte Frost.